Unwanted hair on the face, back, legs, bikini line, or other areas can interfere with a person’s appearance and confidence level. There are many methods for addressing body hair growth, but most techniques are temporary. Some even encourage hair to grow back faster and thicker. Eventually, just about everyone tires of shaving, waxing, or plucking unwanted hairs away. Fortunately, laser hair removal offers people a long-term solution for body hair. Laser hair removal uses high-energy light power to destroy hair follicles so that new hair growth is prevented. Many patients question Dr. Tracy E. McCall about the cost of laser hair removal at her Milwaukee, WI, practice. The cost of laser hair removal varies from case to case, so a personalized consultation is the only way to accurately determine the cost of treatment. However, here patients can get a good idea of the factors that will influence the final price of laser hair removal treatment.
Every laser hair removal treatment is unique because it is tailored to the specific needs of the patient. It is only by discussing each patient’s treatment goals and examining the area of the body that will be treated that Dr. McCall can give a patient an accurate estimation of the cost of treatment. Following are the primary factors that will determine how much laser hair removal will cost for each patient:
- The treatment area: One factor that affects the cost of laser hair removal treatment is the area that will be treated. Obviously, a smaller area of the body does not take as much time to treat, so it will not cost the same as treating a larger area. For example, average costs of laser hair removal along the bikini line are significantly lower than typical costs of laser hair removal of the back or legs.
- The number of treatments: Patients will notice that laser hair removal prices are often quoted on a per session basis. It is highly unlikely that patients will get the results they are looking for after a single laser hair removal session. On average, it takes three to seven treatment sessions to noticeably decrease hair growth. The ultimate number of sessions needed will play a large role in the final cost of treatment.
- How the patient responds to treatment: Dr. McCall can estimate how many treatment sessions a patient will need to get the results they are looking for, but each patient is unique and may respond to treatment differently. Factors such as skin tone, the color of the hair, and the coarseness of the hair can all determine how responsive the patient is to laser hair removal treatment. In some cases, a patient may need additional treatment sessions for satisfactory hair removal results.
Over time, laser hair removal can actually be less costly than upkeep procedures such as waxing. However, it can be difficult for patients to come up with the cost of laser hair removal up front. Fortunately, patients can consider package deals and financing options, such as credit cards and payment plans, to make laser hair removal treatment a more affordable option. Our staff is happy to discuss financing plans such as these with our patients.
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Laser hair removal can significantly slow or stop hair growth in unwanted places, like the face, armpits, and bikini line. If you’d like to learn more about laser hair removal treatment and how much it may cost to get the smooth skin you desire, schedule an appointment with Dr. Tracy E. McCall at your earliest convenience. We look forward to hearing from you!