Laser hair removal is soaring in popularity. As more and more clinics are offering it across the country, the good news for us is that prices are more competitive than ever before.
Still the fact remains that you will need to invest in a series of sessions and depending on need, a top up every few months. Exactly how many sessions you need will depend on multiple factors relating to your skin tone and how it responds to treatment.
Your dermatologist and laser technician will be able to advise you on the approximate amount of treatments you will need before you begin to see results.
Diode laser and IPL
It’s important to remember that in the case of diode laser hair removal, once you’ve completed enough treatments, the hair follicles in your skin will no longer function as normal. As a result, you will experience drastically less hair growth or even a temporary lapse in hair growth that can last anywhere between 6 to 12 months.
During this time you will have hardly any expenditure on hair removal products such as disposable razors and wax, which seem relatively inexpensive, but quickly tally up in your monthly spend.
IPL treatment will cost you about the same amount as diode laser hair removal. However, since IPL machines like the Nu eLite do not remove body hair in the same way as laser hair removal (by targeting the hair follicle), it’s likely that you will need more sessions of IPL to achieve the same results – but the Nu eLite has a broader application, simultaneously targeting broken capillaries and acne, which may just get rid of several skin issues at once.
How much will you be looking to spend when go for your first laser hair removal installments?
Depending on where you go, in the UK you will be looking at paying anything from £40 to £500 per treatment.
Clinics that advertise the highest prices are usually using state of the art laser hair removal machines such as the Nu TriLaze, which combines the use of three different laser technologies to deliver quick, long-lasting, and effective results.
There may also be additional perks such as extra consultations, long term treatment plans and access to luxurious facilities.
However, that’s not to say that more affordable laser hair removal treatment is any less effective. As long as you ensure that you’re going to a trained and qualified practitioner, you can expect fantastic results.
The cost will vary according to the area of the body that you want to treat such as the face, the legs or the back. Most clinics will give you special deals when you book multiple sessions.
Be sure to also keep an eye out for introductory offers and discounts on sites such as Treatwell.