Laser hair removal has become the principal method of removing unwanted hair. You really can say goodbye to the razor and hello laser and save a great deal of money over time. With it becoming such a popular treatment it is understandable that everyone is vying for a piece of the action.
With popular treatments comes price point differentiation and cheaper laser machines make it into the market. As a laser clinic, we are bombarded with offers of machines. Putting this into perspective the Cynosure Elite machine we use costs just over €90.000 whereby cheap Diode Lasers can be as little as €12000; the results as you can imagine are not the same.
Every week we talk with clients that have had 10, 12 even 18 sessions of hair removal and not seeing the results they expected. The correct industry standard as set by the manufacturers of leading brands is six sessions. Occasionally, some people and this is very rare require up to ten sessions.
What is the cost of laser hair removal?
Well for starters it depends on the area you want to treat, the larger the surface area, the more it will cost.
For example, bikini line, laser hair removal with Zest is €49 per session but with many places, you will pay more depending on what kind of bikini line you want.
Any Bikini Line is just €49 €294 for 6 sessions
|Bikini Line (Basic or Californian)|
Typically you will need 6 sessions, so that is €49 by 6 sessions equating to €294. Nearly all places ask you to pre-purchase a course, we do not, we have pay as you go pricing.
When it comes to men the back and shoulders tend to be the most popular treatment areas.
|Body:||Course of 6||PAYG|
|Between the Eyes||€150||€30|
|Beard and Neck Front||€645||€129|
|Back of Neck||€295||€59|
Is laser hair removal permanent?
Laser offers (permanent hair reduction), the reality is once you have had your course of 6 sessions you will need maintenance sessions of one or two per year. Not all the hair grows back and in some people, it hardly grows back at all. The most common outcome is stray hairs and some patches. Unlike body waxing whereby the hair just grows back once you stop waxing; laser achieves a (permanent reduction). Due to the permanent patchy nature of the laser treatment, is one of the reasons many people still decide to wax. You might love that Hollywood Bikini now but will you feel the same when you are 60?
Ladies hair removal pricing
|Face||Course of 6||PAYG|
|Lip and Chin||€395||€79|
|Chin and Jawline||€395||€79|
|Sides of Face||€225||€45|
|Bikini Line (Basic or Californian)||€325||€65|
|Naval Pubis Line||€160||€32|
|Hands or Feet||€275||€55|
How does laser hair removal work?
In our article why do I need a course of hair removal we discuss the lifecycle of hair growth Anagen, Catagen, Telogen the three stages of hair growth. It is the life cycle of the hair that creates the need for multiple sessions.
Using pulses of light aimed at the hair, it damages the follicle preventing the regrowth of the hair. An intense beam of light is directed at the hair. The light is absorbed by the pigment, which damages the follicle enough to impede future growth. Lasers can remove hair for everywhere on the body and can last for a few months through to many years as results vary considerably with each person.
Do you offer payment plans?
Yes, we understand that laser hair removal is quite expensive initially regardless of the long term savings. We offer payment plans on all laser treatments, a subscription is set up and is automatically debited from your VISA or Mastercard.
Is there anything I need to know before starting a course of laser?
We have a comprehensive user guide to laser hair removal it outlines all you need to know before, during and after you treatment. We have also outlined below some of the common questions that are asked.
Will insurance pay for laser hair removal
No, at this stage as it is an elective procedure insurance companies or the HSE
Is laser hair removal painful
Despite many advancements in laser technology, as a rough guide, a little pain similar to an elastic band hitting off the skin means you are having an effective treatment. Many manufacturers have been trying to minimise the pain but this has also caused other problems. The Soprano XL Laser for instance in gentle mode has been causing extra hair growth, a little embarrassing when you wanted it removed. Candella GentleLase is a brand name and does not mean it is a painless laser if your laser technician says it will be painless then I would be concerned the machine is being turned down, a very common practice.
How effective is laser hair removal
This is probably the most important part of your treatment, during the consultation we check through your medical history, assess your skin and hair to ensure you are suitable and answer any questions you may have regarding treatment. We want to make sure you have all the relevant information to allow you to make an informed decision that laser is right for you. After your consultation, you should be up to speed with all the knowledge you need to understand how laser hair removal works and the science behind it. Your patch test is also vitally important as it allows us to test your skin for any sensitivity from the laser and also will ensure you are a suitable candidate for treatment.
How many laser hair removal treatments
As outlined above, six sessions are the normal course duration, needing more than six sessions is very rare and often there is a problem with the treatment process.
Laser hair removal cost Brazilian
Any Bikini Line is just €49 €245 for 6 sessions pay for five
|Bikini Line (Basic or Californian)||€245||€49|
The Big Post of Laser hair removal information. A long, in-depth read covering many questions and dispelling a few myths. If you are still thinking about laser depilation then this is the article for you.
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