Laser Hair Removal Cost for Armpits?

I would like to get laser hair removal on my armpits. I have dark hair and light skin. I was wondering how many treatments will it take, and much it would cost for each treatment?

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Laser Hair Removal for Underarms - $45 - Pay per Session AVOID Pre-Pay Packages

The cost for laser hair removal for the underarms is very reasonable as it is a small area. A link with laser hair removal pricing can be found below. With  lasers like the Gentlelase or the gentleyag, the spot size is large and the treatment will take less than two minutes per arm. 

The results of laser hair removal under the arms are very pleasing to many people. Individuals who have reported ingrown hair and razor bumps under the arms are especially happy with the results of laser hair removal under the arms

Raleigh-Durham Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 118 reviews

About $800 - $1000

In my San Francisco area practice, like Dr. Reath, we have also had great success with Cutera's CoolGlide.  Typically about 75% hair reduction after 3 treatments.

Find a boad certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist and discuss your options.

Good luck!


Steven H. Williams, MD
San Francisco Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 49 reviews

Laser hair removal prices in Santa Monica and Los Angeles

The cost for laser hair removal of armpits in Santa Monica is about 100 dollars per treatment.  About 3 to 4 treatments will produce sizable improvement. 

Raffy Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 94 reviews

Underam Laser Hair Removal Cost

Hi Kate,

We can't speak for your area, but we can tell you that in our area, underarms can range between $40 and $200 per treatment depending on where you go. Before you make a choice based just on price, we'd like to offer a few tips.

  • The price per treatment is only one component of cost. The other is the total number of treatments, which can vary depending on the laser, practitioner and the skin type you have.
  • The permanence of the treatment depends on the type of laser used and the settings achieved. If you go to a facility that does not have the correct equipment for your skin type, or properly trained staff, you can end up having temporary results.
  • The % of hair loss depends on the type of laser used, how good a candidate you are and how good your practitioner is. If you go somewhere with improper equipment for your skin type and novice staff, you may end up with no permanent hair removal.
  • The safety of the procedures depends on the type of laser used and the experience of the practitioner. Consumers do get hurt during laser hair removal situations when improper training and equipment is used.

We encourage you to do your research and find a facility that will offer great results in a safe environment. We can almost guarantee this type of facility will not be the cheapest on the block.

Harold J. Kaplan, MD
Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.3 out of 5 stars 6 reviews

Laser hair removal for armpit costs $600-$800

The price depends if you decide to get a package or pay for individual treatments. A lot of places offer 1-2 year of guarantee when purchasing a package. If you choose to pay as you go the average price is about $150 but it can take up to 10 visits for the best results. If you have light skin and dark hair you are a perfect candidate for the laser and I would recommend the Lightsheer laser by Lumenis.

Gregory Turowski, MD, PhD, FACS
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 58 reviews

Laser Hair Removal should be a good option for you.

The state-of-the art Cutera Laser we have here in Knoxville uses a sophisticated light energy source for permanent hair reduction. The light is absorbed by the pigment in your hair, which effectively disables the hair follicle. CoolGlide technology is considered the gold standard in the laser industry because of its long history of safety and effectiveness on all skin types—even on tanned skin, which is a nice benefit to our patients in the summer months. It can treat not only coarse hair but fine hair as well. It is permanent, safe and effective. The CoolGlide can remove hair from the face or body; for example, the arms, underarms, legs, backs, and even particularly sensitive areas like the upper lip.

It is sometimes hard to tell how many treatments you might need in advance. Hair develops in phases and we can only treat hair in its active, visible stage. Therefore, the number of treatments depends on how quickly the untreated hairs appear. For significant clearance, most patients require a course of four to six treatments, which are spaced at least six to eight weeks apart.

Patients will feel a series of short snaps, somewhat like a rubber band snapping, but no local anesthesia or pain medication is necessary. Treatment times vary depending, of course, on the size of the area, but it typically takes 60 minutes to treat the upper and lower legs and 45 minutes for a man’s back. Underarms for women are fast.

The beauty of the CoolGlide technology is that it effectively destroys the hair itself without harming the surrounding skin. You may be a little red afterward, but that typically goes away in a matter of hours. We ask that you shave beforehand since the treatment is targeting the hair follicle itself – not just hair.

Everyone asks, "Is it really permanent?" Yes, it is permanent. The hair treated with CoolGlide will not grow back, and patients can expect an 85 percent reduction in hair after four to six treatments. As we age our hair patterns change, so this does not prevent the possibility of new hair growth over the years.

No laser or light-based system can treat blonde, white, red or gray hair since there is no melanin in it to absorb the light, but with our CoolGlide system people with any other color hair, any skin type, and even tanned skin can receive treatment.

Here is our pricing (Knoxville, Tennessee) for underarms:

Per Treatment $175 Package of 6 $840

David B. Reath, MD
Knoxville Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 107 reviews

LASER hair removal underarms

LASER hair removal tends to cost about 50-125 dollars per session in the underarm area.  Make sure factors other than cost are taken into consideration such as provider experience and type of laser.

Anil R. Shah, MD
Chicago Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 162 reviews

Underarm cost

It depends on the area treated, generally, and it's usually charged per session. At our New Jersey clinic, we charge $250 per session, and you'd probably need a few sessions.
Of course pricing varies greatly.

Michael Constantin Gartner, DO
Paramus Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 137 reviews

Underarm Laser Hair Removal Price

Laser hair removal pricing depends on several factors. These include the following:

technology used
area targeted

Even the city in which you're located can be a factor. Usually, you can expect to pay about $150-$250 for the underarms in Toronto, Ontario, and this is for one session. It is difficult to say how many sessions you'll need. Some patients have been happy with just 3 sessions, while others require 6-8 or even more. Discounts may be available if you buy a package of treatments.

Ask for a test patch to be performed before you proceed with your treatments. This will help you see how your skin reacts to the technology used.

Jerome Edelstein, MD
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 176 reviews

Laser Hair Removal Cost for Armpits?

Normally, Its depending on the city and facility and the density of your hair it could star around $250. 

Jhonny Salomon, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
4.3 out of 5 stars 45 reviews

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