Among the many hair removal procedures nowadays, laser hair removal is the most advanced.
While other cosmetic procedures can be done through an injection like Botox, a laser hair removal procedureuses a special kind of tool that emits extreme light intensity that penetrates directly into the hair follicles, permanently eradicating the hair roots.
Statistically, it is the second most common cosmetic process done next to Botox, with the number still increasing. Laser hair removal can only be done by cosmetic surgeons at their offices or at a clinic.
Is it safe?
Yes, it is. Although you might stumble upon its history 10 years ago when this was prohibited for people with dark skin or even those who had dark skin pigmentation. But due to technology advancement, every individual can enjoy this any time they please. Of course, that is if there is no other skin problem or on-going treatment on the selected area where laser hair removal is to be done.
Generally, this procedure is done without anesthesia. This is proof enough that it is pain free and leaves you with no procedure marks and soft and fine skin. Most likely in fact, you’ll probably walk out in there smiling in the sun and resume working the next day.
How much will it cost me?
The cost of laser hair removal is dependent on the volume of your unwanted hair and the size or number of the problematic areas that you want to be treated. The cost would change drastically too depending on where you go and the number of sessions needed to complete your treatment.
As far as possible, go to reputable laser centers that have catered to several customers and have been in the business for quite some time. Generally, for an initial recommendation, the price would be around $500 with an average of four sessions.
If you are not sure about your budget, go to an establishment that gives free consultation first so that you’ll have a glimpse of what you’ll be paying, and then decide. Your case will be evaluated and they’ll tell you up-front how much your entire treatment will cost you. Areas where laser hair removal can be applied are the back, legs, upper lip and arm pit.
To give you an idea of the price, here’s an example: A treatment of excessive, long and unsightly back hair will possibly take about three to four sessions at $150/session, that’s about $600. But for a small area like the arm pit, which can be done in one sitting, the cost will be $200 on average.
Don’t just hire the service of any laser service provider. Make sure the provider has a squeaky clean record just to be safe, and with a good track record. Of course, the cost matters too.