The cost for a laser session to permanently remove unwanted hair varies based primarily on the size of the area being treated and the time it takes to treat. There are a bunch of other variables also– including what laser is being used, the location of the medical office and the qualifications of the staff. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average cost of laser hair removal in Seattle, per session, is $389 according to their 2020 survey.
What factors affect the price of Laser Hair Removal?
Time: For a small area such as the lip and chin, the procedure is relatively quick, and prices are the lowest, ranging from $150 to $350. For a large area such as a man’s back, the procedure can take 20-60 minutes and will cost $500 to $900.
Type of Laser: the best lasers for laser hair removal are relatively fast and painless. At Glow Medispa, we use the fastest Alexandrite/Nd-Yag dual wavelength laser and, for example, a man’s back can be done in 20 minutes or less. Other types of lasers like diode lasers and IPL are often used for laser hair removal and often take a lot longer, up to an hour for a man’s back. Although these faster, more versatile lasers cost more to purchase, they make up for that in quality and speed, often saving you money.
Type of Medical Clinic: for a while there was a proliferation of Laser clinics that were low-cost and advertised frequently on Groupon and other discount sites. For various reasons most of those clinics are now shut down. Laser Hair Removal is a serious medical procedure, and must be done by qualified technicians or medical personnel. High-quality medical clinics are likely to charge more than these discount sites. Always check who the doctor is before signing up! There are cheaper alternatives to anything, but when it comes to the power of a laser, you might want to consider paying a little bit more for expertise.
Packages: since permanent removal requires multiple sessions, most clinics will offer discounts when packages of multiple sessions are purchased.
Location: often prices vary with geography. Most services in New York City are going to come at a premium, just to cover rent and overhead. There is not much you can do about that– but just keep that in mind when you move to a new, more expensive city– even the milk will cost more there.
Is Laser Hair Removal worth the cost?
Most people who have had Laser Hair Removal will tell you it was worth every penny! They no longer have to wax or shave. No more hassle! No more razor burn! No more time spent shaving in the shower or traveling to the wax bar. If you currently pay to wax, in the long run you will even save money! No more ingrown hairs! It may feel like quite an investment, but just about everyone says that it is worth it.
How do prices at Glow Medispa compare? In researching this article, I was pleased to see that our prices are very competitive both locally in the Pacific Northwest and on a National level. In all cases we fall on the lower end of the range. You can see our price list here.
Financing Options for Laser Hair Removal
Because Laser Hair Removal is elective, it is usually not covered by insurance. Most medical clinics that offer Laser treatments do not offer payment plans. However, there are several companies that allow patients to finance medical procedures at a reasonable cost. At Glow, we offer several financing options: Care Credit, United Medical Credit and Advance Care. By far the most popular in the country is Care Credit. They offer plans that allow interest-free payments as long as you pay the debt off within the term period. It is also the most widely accepted medical credit in the US.
Laser Hair Removal ranges in price depending primarily on body part, and though the average price per session is under $400, prices can range from $150 to $900.
Laser Hair Removal is very popular and has a high satisfaction rate. Most people say it is definitely worth the money.
Save money by purchasing a package at a high-quality medical clinic and avoid the discount houses.