Laser hair removal has become increasingly popular in recent years, and the global laser hair removal market is expected to reach over $3.9 billion by 2026. Considering the time, money, and hassle it takes for traditional hair removal methods — i.e., shaving, waxing, depilatories, threading — laser hair removal can be an appealing option for both men and women alike.
But how much does laser hair removal cost, and is it really worth it? We’re breaking down the details, pricing, and other important information you need to know if you’re considering a laser hair removal treatment.
What is laser hair removal and how does it work?
Laser hair removal is the process of removing hair through pulses of highly concentrated light (aka low-energy lasers) that penetrate the hair follicles and is absorbed by the pigment of the hair. This process ultimately damages the hair follicles and inhibits the hair from growing back. Several treatments are often required to achieve optimal results, and the process can range from a few minutes to a few hours, depending on the size of the area being lasered.
Typically, an Alexandrite laser is used for laser hair removal. However, this type of laser poses some risk to darker skin tones, which is why OVME uses next-generation laser hair removal technology that allows all skin types (even darker tones!) to benefit from laser hair removal.
Before your appointment, we ask that patients arrive with the treatment area shaved, not waxed. Avoid sun exposure and tanning for four weeks prior to treatment, and make sure that, on the day of your appointment, your skin is free of creams or make-up on the treatment area. Following your treatment, you may experience some redness, swelling, or bumps. This is normal and can be treated with a cold compress. Treated areas should be kept out of direct sunlight.
How much does laser hair removal cost?
Laser hair removal cost can vary depending on where you live and what area of the body you are having treated. At OVME, we offer different tiers of pricing for laser hair removal. If you become a member, your laser hair removal costs will decrease significantly.
Here’s what you can expect on a per-treatment basis. Keep in mind that the results you are looking for could require anywhere from three to six treatments spread out over several months.
Laser Hair Removal Cost for Arms
- Elite Member: $175 per treatment
- Access Member: $200 per treatment
- Non-Member: $250 per treatment
Laser Hair Removal Cost for Back, Chest, or Bikini Area
- Elite Member: $200 per treatment
- Access Member: $225 per treatment
- Non-Member: $275 per treatment
Laser Hair Removal Cost for Face
- Elite Member: $150 per treatment
- Access Member: $160 per treatment
- Non-Member: $175 per treatment
Laser Hair Removal Cost for Legs
- Elite Member: $280 per treatment
- Access Member: $320 treatment
- Non-Member: $400 per treatment
Interested in becoming a member to save on laser hair removal costs? Learn more about our memberships here.
So, is the laser hair removal cost worth it?
If you hate shaving or waxing, laser hair removal is definitely worth it. Not only will you save money over time on shaving products and waxing appointments, but the time and hassle you’ll recoup make this popular procedure a priceless option in our book.
Some other benefits of laser hair removal include:
- It’s a non-invasive procedure that can leave skin feeling smooth and soft.
- Laser hair removal can treat large areas at a time.
- There is no downtime and you can go about your normal activities after treatment.
If you have questions about laser hair removal cost, treatment details, or to schedule a complimentary consultation, drop us a line. Our specialists at OVME are standing by to help keep you looking (and feeling) your very best.