I read on this website that you shouldn't shop around for laser hair removal to get the best price. But what then should I be paying? What is a fair price for laser hair removal (session)? I want to remove hair permanently from legs, armpit, and bikini line.
What Should Laser Hair Removal Cost?
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Cost of Laser Hair Removal Los Angeles
It is very difficult if near impossible to compare prices for laser hair removal in Topeka, Kansas to where we are located in Los Angeles, CA. The point is that laser hair removal prices vary from city to city based on competition and the cost of doing business.
It's not that you should not shop around to get good pricing for your laser hair removal, and in fact we encourage our patients to go to multiple consultations. The point is that if you only focus on getting the cheapest prices available (or something close to the cheapest) then you will probably not achieve the best results.
Here are a few factors that are important to consider when choosing a laser hair removal practitioner.
- Does the practitioner have the correct laser for your skin type? Generally speaking Diode and Alexandrite are the best for lighter skin types and Nd:Yag for dark skin types. Medium skin types like Asian and Hispanic can many times use all of these. The laser used is in most cases the #1 determinant in the quality of results. DO NOT GET IPL TREATMENTS, THEY DON'T PROVIDE PERMANENT HAIR REMOVAL.
- The number of treatments affects the total cost as much as the price per treatment. Cheap treatments can mean a practitioner is doing the treatments too quickly (not covering enough area), paying too little to the staff, or using inferior equipment. These can all lead to poor results and the need for more treatments, which in the end may lead to a higher total cost.
- Experience is important. Having an experienced laser hair removal practitioner is very important because knowing what settings to start you on will save on the number of treatments, allowing the practitioner to achieve higher starting energies and finishing in fewer treatments.
- Ask for a referral. Try to go to practitioners that friends and family already know and are reputable.
Web reference: http://www.celibre.com/hairremoval.aspx
Laser hair removal prices
This price varies aroundthe country. Price shouldn't be the issues. You should fine a doctor to do it for you that can provide a safe clean environment to perform the procedure. Remember most of the time there are no problems, however you definitely want the doctor to be the one taking care of you if you have a complication.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.
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