Laser hair removal is a popular hair removal option aimed at reducing hair growth on a semi-permanent basis. While laser hair removal lasts much longer than shaving or waxing, your hairs will grow back. When they do grow back, they’ll be finer and fewer in number.
The cost of laser hair removal is dependent on what area you are treating, along with a number of other factors. The best way to secure an accurate quote for your individual needs is to schedule a consultation with our experienced dermatologists and registered nurses at Capital Laser & Skin Care.
What Goes Into the Cost of Laser Hair Removal?
The cost of laser hair removal can be less than waxing on an annual basis. Prices will vary according to the following:
- Size of the area being treated (face, bikini, legs)
- Number of treatments required
- Expertise and location of the provider
Generally, the smaller the surface area to be treated, the lower the treatment cost. On average, treating the bikini area and arms costs between $350 and $500, while treating the back and legs can cost upwards of $600 per session. Removing hair from the face and neck is comparable to the cost of treating the back. The least expensive area to treat are the underarms, which range from $250-$350.
Although the upfront cost may seem daunting, in the long run, laser hair removal can be less expensive than either shaving or waxing.
How Many Laser Hair Removal Treatments Do I Need?
A full round of laser treatment requires 3-5 sessions, on average, for the best results. This is largely dependent on your hair type, hair and skin color, and treatment area. Patients with darker, more coarse hair usually need fewer treatments. Our experienced team at Capital Laser & Skin Care can help customize a treatment plan that meets your needs.
How Frequently Do I Need Maintenance Treatments?
You’ll likely need occasional maintenance sessions for the best results. Laser hair removal isn’t permanent. It works by heating hair follicles to stop new hairs from growing – putting the follicles in a state of long-term dormancy. Maintenance treatments help ensure your hair follicles don’t regenerate. You may need to return once or twice a year, depending on your individual needs.
Are You Ready to Move Forward?
If you’re looking for a long-term solution to removing unwanted hair, laser hair removal can save you from frequent shaving, plucking, or waxing. The board-certified dermatologists at Capital Laser & Skin Care utilize the most powerful laser hair systems on the market to deliver quick, comfortable, and effective treatments. During your consultation, we’ll discuss your aesthetic goals and create a customized treatment plan to achieve your desired outcome.
Take the Next Step
Interested in learning more about laser hair removal? We would love to speak with you. Please fill out the form on this page to request a consultation or call our Chevy Chase, MD office today at (301) 798-9699 to schedule your private consultation at our laser and cosmetic dermatology center, located just blocks away from Washington, D.C.
*Individual results may vary.