Hands washed, sleeves rolled, gloves on, and lasered at the ready.
This post is about laser hair removal cost.
When you’re about to put your precious skin and hair under the very intense and (most of the time) effective rays of a laser beam, you need to get serious about the quality of the procedure you’re about to go under and the long term effects it will have on you.
In this post, we will cover why some laser hair removal clinics charge more than others. And vice versa. Why opting for cheap is more costly for your health?
It may seem like quite the conundrum.
Price? Quality? Convenience? Efficiency?
But, to keep things simple…
You get what you pay for.
It’s as straightforward as that.
You care about your skin and we understand that the price is at the top of every patient’s list.
Here at CALVEO, a private laser hair removal clinic near Oakham in the UK, we pride ourselves on matching prices with quality. We do not take our patients or procedures lightly, and always work to achieve the absolute best results.
We know clients are price conscious, so let’s jump into this detailed reasoning that will help ensure you make the right decision for your long-term finances, health, and smooth, hair-free skin. 💁🏻♀️
So you may consider laser hair removal if you’re tired of shaving and waxing, and maybe trying to determine what financial investment may be required. Well, this is for you!
Read on to learn more about laser hair removal.
COST OF LASER HAIR REMOVAL TREATMENT IN THE UK
Laser hair removal costs in the UK vary depending on where you want to go, specifically if you want your hair zapped off and from town to city.
How much laser hair removal costs will depend on skin tone, hair type (such as dark hair or light hair, and whether that hair is fine or coarse).
Originally, only those with fair skin and dark, coarse hair were ideal candidates for laser hair removal, because the laser can easily identify the hair, unlike the skin tones and skin types – but now, with the state of the art technology (like what we use here at CALVEO, scroll to learn more), practically anyone can be a candidate!
Laser hair removal targets the melanin in the hair follicles, which destroys the hair cells around the hair bulb’s root to prevent regrowth — much longer than shaving and waxing.
Some will see permanent results with permanent hair removal. Others may need to come back years and years down the line, but like…
It’s REALLY long-term vs shaving multiple times a week or waxing once a month.
Let’s look at the costs across the UK, and then we’ll explain in more detail our prices and what’s involved.
HOW MUCH IS THE COST OF LASER HAIR REMOVAL IN UK?
According to the NHS, single treatments may cost around:
- £85 for the upper lip
- £110 for under the arms
- £130 for the bikini line
- £270 for the arms
We did our research, and in the top 10 major cities (Belfast, Bristol, Leeds, Liverpool, Sheffield, Newcastle, Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham, and London) around the country, we Googled various laser hair removal clinics and found these laser hair removal prices:
Prices vary from clinic to clinic. Some clinics we looked at are franchises that you can find on most high streets within each major city. Some clinics are more beauty salons that offer a full range of treatments, from nails to tattoo removal. Others are smaller private specialist clinics like ourselves.
THE AVERAGE COST OF LASER HAIR REMOVAL IN THE UK WAS:
It is a competitive market in major UK cities. Therefore, prices can range drastically.
One overlooked aspect is not only the various costs of the treatments, offers or packages.
If you factor in both your travel time and car parking charges, which could easily add £60+ to your treatment cost, let alone without factoring in your fuel or public transport costs—something to bear in mind.
THE MOST EXPENSIVE LASER HAIR REMOVAL TREATMENT AREA IN THE UK WAS:
According to our research, Liverpool is the most expensive area in the UK for laser hair removal. The second was Bristol and the third was London. Belfast is the cheapest area in the UK for laser hair removal.
FACTORS TO CONSIDER WITHIN THE TOTAL COST OF A LASER HAIR REMOVAL
|Treatment Area||Face, lower legs, bikini line, back, etc.|
|Provider||Training, experience, specialty|
|Consultation Fee||May or may not be applied towards procedure cost|
|Location||Facility fees vary by region and are typically higher for larger facilities. Bear in mind the travel costs and parking.|
|Recovery Expense||Special equipment, follow-ups, aftercare, aftercare products, etc.|
HOW MUCH DOES LASER HAIR REMOVAL COST IN OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD?
While this blog post is generally about the cost of laser hair removal in the United Kingdom, it’s worth looking at what it might cost to have laser hair removal in other parts of the world.
For those considering laser hair removal abroad, some people in the UK travel overseas for their beauty treatments. In the following table, we compare average costs in a few countries. Compare prices, but don’t get too excited about the price difference. You’ll need to factor in travel costs and consider the reputation of the provider and facility.
|Canada||£35 – £600|
|Mexico||£35 – £380|
|Colombia||£35 – £380|
|United States of America||£90 – £750|
|Australia||£75 – £750|
|Japan||£35 – £550|
|Turkey||£110 – £330|
|United Arab Emirates||£75 – £750|
THE COST OF A BASIC SET OF PROCEDURES HERE AT CALVEO
The most popular areas to get laser hair removal done are the upper lip, bikini, face, legs, underarms, chest and back (males).
Here’s a brief price breakdown.
Let’s say you came in for eight sessions for, say, your bikini line:
Making the total £640
Here at CALVEO, we have a 20% discount if you book a session of 8 treatments, which saves £120 (nice, hey?).
Does this price still have you feeling a little hesitant and monetarily shy? Keep reading about why this is a price that makes sense to you. Or anyone who cares about their long-term health and appearance.
You get SO much more than a simple group of zaps each time you go into CALVEO.
Check out the fantastic qualities we offer:
REQUIRED every time you come in. We will never get to work and assume what needs to be done. Every customer needs to be examined beforehand, and the proper plan of action needs to be discussed between the laser technician and the client before we even place one little beam on your precious skin.
PROFESSIONALLY TRAINED STAFF
Lorna achieved NVQ Level 4 in clinical laser and skin rejuvenation from industry-leading organisations. She opened CALVEO with an Honours Degree in Business and Marketing, supporting her goals.
…You want professionals handling a powerful laser that can make or break the beauty of your skin and health! NOT AMATEURS.
HIGH QUALITY EQUIPMENT USED
Here at CALVEO, we use the Lightsheer® from Lumenis, which picks up dark skin, blonde and strawberry pigments of hair, as well as fine, medium, and coarse hair types – making laser hair removal accessible to everyone! This super high tech and advanced device ensures short treatment time, comfortable treatment, and long-lasting results.
HEALTH AND SAFETY MEASURES IN PLACE
CALVEO works closely with Vysana, formally named Rutland Aesthetics, the first doctor-led aesthetics clinic in Rutland, which offers bespoke treatments to restore, renew and rejuvenate your skin. They have built an unequalled reputation. Our qualified team follows only the strictest practices and guidelines on training and safety, and is insured.
TYPES OF TREATMENT AREAS WE OFFER
Here at CALVEO, the prices are based on a single session, a course of 6 (which includes a 10% discount), or 8 (which consists of a 20% discount) you can do with us. Prices can be viewed here: CALVEO Laser Hair Removal Prices.
OUR LASER HAIR REMOVAL PRICES VS OTHER CLINICS
Upon researching top laser hair clinics in the Leicestershire, Rutland, Peterborough, and Stamford areas, you may find some offer colossal prices at DOUBLE, the ones we offer, but with a 50% discount.
…Making them pretty much the same.
Here at CALVEO, we pride ourselves in being straight to the point, offering discounts where discounts are truly due, i.e. If you wish to go forward with a complete course of laser hair removal treatments, we can provide you with 10% off and 20% off specials for booking the course of treatment. Plus, provide free parking!
RISKS WITH CHEAP LASER HAIR REMOVAL
You will also discover places where market prices are crazy LOW for laser hair removal treatments. This means definitely not. DO NOT get your laser hair removal treatment done here.
The cost of laser hair removal should be within reason. A meagre and too-good-to-be-true looking price could mean the clinic is not following proper, safe medical practices like:
- The clinic’s laser equipment comes from a knock-off brand and/or is not up to FDA standards (one of the strictest medical equipment standards to abide by).
- Staff are not regularly trained.
- The clinic is not up to date on epi-pens (these expire every six months) and other life support/training.
- The clinic does not change the sterile dressing packs for each patient, but rather re-uses them.
- The clinic is purchasing baby wipes or something equivalent, and no medical-grade germ-killing wipes.
Laser hair removal prices directly reflect how a clinic performs its job and treats your skin and hair.
The improper procedure can cause harmful health and cosmetic side effects, such as:
- Extreme sensitivity to sun exposure
A quality clinic like CALVEO will help mitigate any risks. Remember ALWAYS to find out what experience they have, and if they offer, and perform patch tests.
IF YOU SHAVED FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE AND NEVER DID LASER…
You would end up spending WAY more!!!
Can you believe that?
According to lookyoungatlanta.com, you will spend £4,380.95 on cheap, disposable razors in a lifetime.
Keep in mind that this does not count the time spent, water used, etc.
What a hassle!
Also, not to mention other methods of hair removal, such as creams for your upper lip and legs, or waxing if you choose to interchange hair removal tactics.
Laser hair removal works long-term, so you end up saving big on time AND money when you look at the grand scheme of things.
And that concludes with our hair removal cost breakdown!
When it comes to laser hair removal, prices can vary significantly. It is important that you find the right clinic for your needs and budget, so you don’t end up paying more than necessary, or worse, trying a less-than-desirable service provider who may not be worth the investment of time and money. We pride ourselves on matching our prices with quality, which means we offer competitive rates in one convenient location.
An investment in your procedure is an investment in your health, people!!
So do your research, spend smart (with your health outweighing your buck), and you will be thrilled and hair-free for most, if not ALL, of your life.
Remove unwanted hair and prevent the frequency of dealing with pesky and ongoing hair growth by choosing laser hair removal with CALVEO today.
You won’t regret it.
Please contact us for a free consultation and let us know your thoughts below. We have clients who travel over an hour to get to our laser hair removal clinic near Oakham because they trust us with their skin.
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