Health and beauty treatments require time and dedication in order to work properly and give you the results you’re looking for. They don’t work overnight and never have. Hair removal methods are no different. Shaving may give you instant results, but the hair starts growing back almost immediately.
If tweezing (ouch!), shaving or waxing (double ouch!) isn’t making you happy, perhaps it is time to give laser hair removal some consideration. It might be worth your while.
While some health and beauty aids such as fascia blasting are inexpensive, or just downright cheap, laser hair removal isn’t. It is one of the most often performed cosmetic procedures in America but it isn’t cheap.
The cost of laser hair removal depends entirely on the size of the area being treated. The larger the area, the higher the cost. Take a look.
$250 – $350 for the underarms
$350 – $500 for the bikini area
$350 – $500 for the arms
$350 – $600 for the chest
$600 – $850 for the upper and lower legs
$600 – $900 for the back
$600 – $900 for the face and neck
The average price overall is about $429, depending on regional variations and the area of the body that is being treated.
How It Works
Laser hair removal focuses concentrated light onto the hair follicles in your skin, targeting the hairs and follicles that stand out in contrast to your skin color. The beam of light destroys the hair. It’s not entirely painless; there is a sensation similar to the snap of a rubber band on your skin accompanying each laser zap. You might also smell the odor of burnt hair. Each zap treats an area about an inch in diameter.
Once you’re finished with the initial treatment you can expect to see a marked reduction in hair for six to eight months. A quick touch-up once a year should be enough for maintaining the look you want.
Some people refer to laser hair removal as “permanent” but in reality, there is no such thing. The hair always grows back, but laser hair removal slows it down more than any other type of treatment.
After each treatment, you may experience some prickling and tingling but an hour or so on a good massage chair pad will take your mind right off it.
New Jersey Hair Removal
Ethos Spa laser hair removal can help you get rid of unsightly or embarrassing hair at competitive prices. They are professionals who treat both men and women. Before scheduling your hair removal treatment they’ll sit down to discuss your medical history, answer your questions about the risks and benefits of laser hair removal, and give you a list of guidelines to follow during the time before your treatment.
Preparations Before The Treatment
Since laser hair removal depends on the contrast between the color of your skin and the color of the hair follicles, don’t do any suntanning for six weeks prior to the treatment. Stay out of the suntan booth or away from the beach for about six weeks after as well.
If you’re getting the treatment done so you can look good in a swimsuit, April or March would be a good time to get it done. By the time summer rolls around you’ll be ready to go.
Another thing to avoid for six weeks before the treatment is plucking, waxing, or any kind of electrolysis. The laser will be targeting the roots of the hair and all those methods temporarily remove them. You can shave as much as you like, but don’t do anything that would affect the roots.
Lasers use concentrated, focused light which can be dangerous to your eyesight. During the treatment, both you and the technician will have to eye protection. The technician may have to shave the area being treated to a within a few millimeters of your skin. The laser will then be adjusted to account for your skin color, hair thick, and hair color.
Your skin will need to be protected with a cold gel, which will also help the laser penetrate your skin to reach the follicles. After each pulse of light (each zap) the technician may pause to gauge how the hair is responding and adjust the laser accordingly.
After the treatment, you may feel as if you have a mild sunburn for a few days. You’ll continue getting treatments every four to six weeks until the hair stops growing. After that, you’ll only need an annual spot treatment to maintain your look.