How much does laser hair removal cost?
The average cost of laser hair removal per session in the UK is between £40 and £400. However, the cost varies depending on several factors, including, the type of Laser, the areas of the body to be treated, skin type, hair colour, thickness of hair and who’s doing the treatment.
Fully body is currently on offer in our clinic for £229 per session (A session is an hour) with our Soprano Ice Platinum, which is a medical-grade four laser.
Cost is usually the first thing someone asks when they first contact us about permanent hair removal. Along with “does laser hair removal work!?. After all, why would you want to pay for something that doesn’t work and some solutions don’t work that well! Remember the adage “You get what you pay for.”
After reading this article, you should have some tools to make an informed decision in respect of your hair removal needs. We discuss the different types of systems available and the questions to ask along with useful links to other articles that go into more detail. But for those of you like me who want to get straight to the point and find out the cost of hair removal using a guaranteed solution read on.
In our clinic, we use the Soprano Ice Platinum Laser Hair Removal System. That is recognised as the best in the world by the laser industry. To find out more, follow the link. Or book your free consultation today on 01384 889938.
Does laser hair removal work?
Laser hair removal does work and permanently removes unwanted hair. The laser technology achieves this with focused light energy that is attracted to the pigmentation in the hair, which penetrates to the root killing the bulb and preventing regrowth. However, you are likely to need six to eight treatments four weeks apart for this process to be fully effective.
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What’s the difference between laser and IPL?
There are two different types of machines used for laser hair removal one is a laser, and the other is an IPL (Intense Pulse Light). The significant difference between these two devices is the technology and the purchase price, lasers are more expensive and use advanced technology.
Laser and IPL technologies are very different, a laser deliverers a concentrated beam of light. In contrast, an IPL delivers a broad spectrum of light energy similar to a light bulb.
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Is the laser/IPL a quality brand?
China is well known for manufacturing cheap copies of various goods from clothes to electrical items. They also make laser and IPL machines for a fraction of the cost of their branded and trusted counterparts. The danger for the consumer is that the laser/IPL industry is not tightly regulated in the UK, but relies mainly on self-regulation.
Insurance companies don’t insure machines unless they are happy with the build quality and technology, including all the required health and safety requirements. They also monitor the initial and ongoing training provided to the purchaser, along with the ongoing maintenance. As a consequence, some of the cheap copies may not be insurable. Meaning the patient/client will not be covered by insurance if there was a problem.
Annual maintenance is essential to ensure that the machine continues to function correctly. The service engineers usually work for the manufacturers; this ensures only genuine parts and software are used maintaining the quality.
The danger with cheap non-branded machines is if they are supplied without support, training and maintenance requirements.
If you are serious about results, then make sure your treatment is with a branded machine like the Soprano Ice Platinum Laser. The clinic will pay many thousands of pounds per year for annual maintenance contracts to protect not only their patients but their investment.
What training has the technician had?
Finally, who will be carrying out the treatment and what training have they had. Is the technician insured if anything goes wrong with the procedure? The manufacturers provide training and certification that the user is competent to treat patients. However, there are often stages from basic to advanced; this measures the competency of different procedures that the user is trained to perform.
In addition to manufacturers training, many users like in our clinic have the BTEC Lights & Lasers qualification.
Guaranteed Results In Our Clinic
We guarantee our results, which permanently remove unwanted hair. And the cost is circa £229 per session for full body removal at the time of writing, but check with the clinic first. With the average person needing between six to eight sessions. Book a consultation today on 01384 889938. Or for more information, follow the link to our Laser Hair Removal page.
To compare the cost of Laser with the more traditional methods like Shaving and waxing follow the link to our related article.