If you’re looking for a permanent solution to your unwanted body hair then you might be considering going under the intense rays of a laser beam, but how much is laser hair removal and is it worth it?
First things first, what is laser hair removal?
It’s a light-based treatment that utilises concentrated beams of light (lasers) to selectively kill off hair follicles, which stops future hair growth.
That sounds painful, but don’t worry, it’s not. Just make sure you follow all of the guidance from clinic. As a clinic ourselves, we believe you should learn about the importance of shaving before laser hair removal before starting your treatment.
During your treatment session, flashes of light will be transmitted from the machine onto the areas you wish to go hair-free. The pigment then absorbs the energy from the light which kills off the hair.
You will need more than one session as your hair is constantly growing – so it usually takes between 6-8 sessions to completely destroy all the follicles and become hair-free.
You may still need the occasional treatment in the future but you should notice a difference after your first session, with hair growing back much finer.
How much does laser hair removal cost?
The cost of laser hair removal will depend on a variety of factors, how thick your hair is, what area you want treating and what clinic you choose.
As with any form of beauty treatment, prices can vary hugely and it’s important to check out the clinic you are considering to make sure they are insured, have a good reputation and are experienced.
The larger the area you need treating, the higher the price will be per treatment so always have a pre-treatment consultation so you can ensure it’s the right option for you and to understand how many sessions may be needed.
For example, laser hair treatment works best on paler skin with dark hairs and isn’t as effective on tanned skin so you may be advised to let your tan fade before commencing treatment.
Find more about the pricing for our laser hair removal service in Liverpool.
How much is laser hair removal in the UK?
Laser hair removal is one of the most effective ways to remove unwanted body hair and can be used on most areas of the body, from your face, to your back to your bikini line.
It’s difficult to give an accurate price for treatments across the UK as there are so many variants to consider such as:
Area of Treatment – your treatment price will be dictated by the size of the area you want treating. So hair removal on your upper lip will be significantly cheaper than a full leg treatment.
Hair Type – the thickness of the hair varies from person to person and body part to body part. Hair on a man’s back is much denser than peach fuzz on a woman’s face.
Number of Treatments – depending on your hair growth cycle you may need more treatment sessions than you think.
Skin Tone – it might come as a surprise to learn that your skin colour can affect the number of treatments you need. If you have darker skin then you will likely need more sessions than someone with paler skin.
Geography – as with anything, where your clinic is based will affect the price.
Experience – reputable clinics with a distinguished track record and highly trained staff can charge more for their services.
It’s best to shop around and compare prices, ensure you will receive a free consultation before you commit to a course of treatments and discuss how many treatments you may need.
When you’re factoring in price, also consider whether you’ll need to pay to travel to the clinic and also whether you will need to pay to park as this can inflate prices further.
How much does laser hair removal on your legs cost?
Whether it’s a summer holiday, wedding or exercise, there are many reasons that we find ourselves worrying about getting rid of excess leg hair.
Shaving and waxing are quick fixes but the constant maintenance can be drag – both in terms of time and cost.
Shaving can cause in-grown hairs and red bumps on your skin while you get stuck at that in-between stage between waxes.
With that in mind, laser hair removal on your legs is a much better option.
Our prices start from £69 for a lower leg wax (under the knee) per session – before you decide that’s too expensive, work out how much you’ve spent on waxing or razors over the years.
When you break down the costs, you’ll find that a course of laser hair removal treatments is much more cost effective, saving you not just money, but the time you save plucking, waxing or shaving at home.
It’s worth noting that there will be an element of shaving needed just before you come in for session which helps us target the follicles better. Hair may also grow after laser treatment, so you may have to shave after laser hair removal.
How much is laser hair removal for face and neck?
Unwanted hair on your face or neck can severely affect your self-confidence and while waxing, plucking and threading are all easily accessible, none offer the long lasting results that come with laser hair removal for your face and neck.
As with all laser hair removal treatments, you will need more than one session, mainly because your hair goes through 3 different growth cycles.
Your face will be cleansed before the treatment starts and you will be given protective goggles to wear for the duration. Some patients say the sensation is like a rubber band slapping the skin and a numbing agent may be used if required.
If you’re tanned then we recommend waiting for the tan to fade and if you have grey or white hair then this might not be the right treatment for you since there is no pigment in the hair follicles.
Because the area being treated is smaller, the session can be relatively quick, often less than half an hour.
We will discuss the areas you would like to treat and your desired outcome at the free consultation where we will give you your personalised treatment package price.
How much is laser hair removal for a full face?
While no clinic can guarantee permanent hair loss, laser hair removal comes close. Factors such as hormone changes, pregnancy or medication can cause some re-growth meaning extra sessions may be needed in the future.
The number of treatments needed will vary from person to person and you’re more likely to see better results if you have courser hair.
Most people can have laser hair removal on their face, no matter what their hair and skin type is, but there are certain medical conditions and skin sensitivities that could stop you from having treatment. If you’re pregnant, it’s also not advisable to have any laser treatments.
Laser hair removal can be done anywhere on the face including your chin, forehead, cheeks, upper lip, and temples and severe side effects or complications are extremely rare. However, you may experience some redness or swelling. If these side effects don’t go away on their own within a couple of days, then it’s worth seeking medical attention.
We would also suggest planning ahead as you will need to avoid perfumed products such as creams, shower cremes and fake tan for at least two days after your treatment. You must also avoid using anything with actives, retinol or exfoliating beads for at least a week to allow the skin to heal fully.
The cost for a full facial treatment will vary depending on how many areas need attention and the density of your hair and re-growth cycle.
We always carry out a free consultation with a complimentary patch test to make sure the treatment will work and is safe for you, and once we’re happy and have agreed on a course of laser hair removal treatment, we will work out a personalised package price for you.
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