Price Structure

The laser hair removal price structure is easy to understand and after a quick reading you can easily understand how you will be charged by a laser clinic. But before we go into details have a look at the various factors which influence laser hair removal prices.

Basic Factors Effecting Price

One thing we should always keep in mind that the laser hair removal costs specifically depend upon the person concerned. So, there are no hard and fast rules which exactly define it. Various considerations which collectively determine the Laser hair removal costs for a person are;

  • Is the person really good candidate for Laser hair removal?
  • Size of the area to be treated.
  • Density of hairs in that area.
  • Type and color of skin and hairs.
  • Your geographic location.
  • The specific clinic involved.
  • Specific type of laser and laser hair removal equipment used.

As all hair growth patterns are not alike and two different persons cannot have same growth patterns so their respective laser hair removal cost may vary between the two extremes. So, before estimating the laser hair removal cost it's a good idea to visit a nearby laser hair removal clinic to get a reliable quote for your Laser hair removal cost by some professional.
Another key factor is that the price usually vary from clinic to clinic, but often the various quotes will be the same or similar in the end. The various ways that laser clinics adopt to set the price of laser hair removal are,

Package Deals

The Laser hair removal cost may be based on a single treatment fee or a complete treatment package. For the ease of the customers planning to undergo Laser hair removal some clinics offer package deals. For example laser hair removal of Bikini line hairs can cost you as a single treatment for $ 120 or you can opt for a package deal of 6 month treatment for approximately $ 600. These prices are liable to change as, different people have different hair growth pattern and density of hairs.

Treatment Duration

Some clinics charge their customer on the basis of time spent on the Laser hair removal of a segment of body. Persons who have previously undergone electrolysis must be familiar with this billing method. Most laser clinics charge per 15 minute time spent for treatment. In this case the cost is determined by the amount of hair to be removed, and the speed and expertise of the laser technician and the speed of the laser hair removal machine employed.

Pulse Count Billing

Some clinics bill their patients according to the number of laser pulses used to treat an area of the body. One pulse of laser light is capable of treating hundred hairs or more depending upon the diameter of the laser pulse. A minimum fee is charged for an area including cost of a specific number of pulses. Then the patients are charged on a per pulse basis if their treatment exceeds that specific number of pulses included in the initial package. In this method the cost of treatment decreases with the number of treatments as less number of hairs are to be treated on subsequent visits.

Average Costs per area


The table below provides an indication of the times in-between sessions, the average time taken for each treatment and the number of sessions to consider in order to obtain excellent results.
Area to be treated Expected no. of sessions Expected time Average laser cost per treatment
Face 4-6 sessions 15-30 minutes $250.00 - $600.00 per Treatment
Upper lip 4-6 sessions 1-10 minutes $25.00 - $100.00  per Treatment 
Chin 3-5 sessions 1-10 minutes $125.00 - $300.00 per Treatment
Forearm 4 sessions 15-60 minutes $200 - $300 per Treatment
Back 4-8 sessions 40-60 minutes $300.00 - $750.00 per Treatment
Chest 4 sessions 30-60 minutes $200.00 - $450.00 per Treatment 
Underarm 6 sessions 2-15 minutes $100.00 - $250.00 per Treatment 
Bikini 4 sessions 4-30 minutes $100.00 - $225.00 per Treatment 
Thighs 4 sessions 20-50 minutes $200.00 - $400.00 per Treatment
Legs 4 sessions 20-60 minutes $300.00 - $500.00 per Treatment

Conclusion

All this discussion concludes that different laser clinics have different billing criteria. Moreover a single hair removal clinic may be following multiple billing patterns for its clients. If we closely analyze the situation it will be noticed that there isn't much difference between these billing methods in the end. Laser hair removal clinics usually favor different pricing structures for their own ease of use and improved patient compliance and turnout. Also read tips to get affordable laser hair removal to find the package which suits you best.