Hands washed, sleeves rolled, gloves on, and laser at the ready.
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. And 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 straight forward as that.
Here at CALVEO, which is 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. 💁🏻♀️
THE COST OF LASER HAIR REMOVAL TREATMENT IN THE UK
Laser hair removal costs in the UK will vary depending on where, specifically, you want to get your hair zapped off and from town to city.
How much laser hair removal costs will also depend on skin tones, hair type (such as dark hair or light hair…As well as 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 in contrast to the skin tones and skin types– but now with 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 works by targeting the melanin in the hair follicles, which destroys the hair cells around the root of the hair bulb to prevent regrowth — much longer than with 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….
That’s a REALLY long-time 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 about our prices and what’s involved.
HOW MUCH IS THE COST OF LASER HAIR REMOVAL IN UK?
According to the NHS, for example, for single treatments, it 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 own 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 do vary from clinic to clinic. Some clinics we looked at are franchises which you can find on most high streets within each major city, some clinics are more beauty salon’s that offer a full range of treatments from nails to tattoo removal, and others are smaller private specialists 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, and one overlooked aspect not only the various cost of the treatments and offers or packages, but factoring in your both your travel time and car parking charges which could easily add an extra £60+ to your overall treatment cost, without factoring your fuel or public transport costs.
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).
Now, a brief price breakdown.
Let’s say you came in for 8 sessions for say your bikini line:
Making the total £480
Here at CALVEO, we have a 30% discount if you book a session of 8 treatments, which is a nice saving of £120.
This price still has you feeling a little hesitant and monetarily shy? Keep reading about why this IS the price that makes sense for 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 come into CALVEO.
Check out some of these fantastic qualities we offer:
REQUIRED every time you come in. We would 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
I’m one of two directors, and I have 20 years of experience in the Health and Beauty Industry with core knowledge of skin rejuvenation.
My colleague and our second director, Lorna, achieved NVQ Level 4 in clinical laser and skin rejuvenation from industry-leading organisations and opened CALVEO with the accomplishment of an Honours Degree in Business and Marketing supporting her goals.
..You want professionals handling a powerful laser that could 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 on 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 ensure short treatment time, comfortable treatment, and long-lasting results.
HEALTH AND SAFETY MEASURES IN PLACE
CALVEO works closely alongside 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 of practices and guidelines on training and safety and are insured.
TYPES OF TREATMENT AREAS WE OFFER
Here at CALVEO, prices are based on a single session, a course of 6 (which includes a 20% discount), or a course of 8 (which consists of a 30% discount) you can do with us. Prices can be viewed here CALVEO Laser Hair Removal Prices.
OUR LASER HAIR REMOVAL PRICES VS. OTHERS
Upon researching top laser hair clinics in the Leicestershire, Rutland, and 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 large courses of laser hair removal treatments, we can provide you with the 20% off and 30% off specials for booking the course of treatment. Plus provide free parking!
RISKS WITH CHEAP LASER HAIR REMOVAL
You will also see places that market prices crazy LOW for laser hair removal treatment. This means MOST DEFINITELY NO. 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 is from a knock off brand and/or not up to FDA standards (one of the strictest medical equipment standards to abide by)
- The staff is not being regularly trained
- The clinic is not up to date on epi-pens (these expire every six months) and other life support/training
- The clinic is not changing sterile dressing packs for each patient, rather re-using them
- The clinic is purchasing baby wipes or something equivalent and not medical-grade germ-killing wipes
Laser hair removal prices are a direct reflection of how a clinic performs their 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 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 our hair removal price breakdown!
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 happy and hair-free for most, if not ALL your life.
Remove unwanted hair and prevent the frequency of dealing with pesky, ongoing hair growth by choosing laser hair removal with CALVEO today.
You won’t regret it.
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