There are various methods of hair removal, including shaving, depilatories, waxing and electrolysis. Laser hair removal has become increasingly popular because of it's safety and long-lasting results. In some cases, the hair never grows back!
This procedure should always be performed by a qualified physician, usually a plastic surgeon. The area of the body from which the hair is being removed, the thickness of the hair, the number of sessions required to attain optimum results and the region of the country all contribute to laser removal prices.
The most commonly performed laser removal treatments are the bikini area, the back and the face, with underarm and leg hair removal also fairly common.
The bikini area will usually require 3 to 6 treatments to almost permanently eliminate hair in this area, depending on the thickness of the hair. Facial hair is usually eliminated after 2 to 3 treatments, and back hair after 4 to 6 treatments.
Median cost of a single laser treatment is $575.00 in the Northeast, $150.00 in the Midwest, $375.00 in the West and $500.00 in the South. These are average laser hair removal prices, and will vary depending on the specific area and your physician.
Using these rough guidelines, laser hair removal treatment for the bikini area (based on 4 treatments) will cost about $2,300.00 in the Northeast, $600.00 in the Midwest, $1,500.00 in the West and $2,000.00 in the South. Small areas like the mustache area or chin will be the least expensive per treatment, while large areas like the back will be at the high end of the price scale.
Would it be worth shopping for an out-of-state plastic surgeon in one of the less expensive areas of the country? When considering that question, be sure to factor in travel time and expenses.
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