Where can laser hair removal be performed?
Dr. Ostad has the advanced equipment and skills necessary for safe hair removal on most combinations of skin and hair types. Laser hair removal can be performed on any area of the body, but several areas are very popular: face (upper lip, cheeks, and between the eyebrows), neck (to reduce irritation from collar and tie), back, shoulders, arms, chest, abdomen, bikini zone, legs, fingers, and toes.
How cost-effective is laser hair removal?
Yes. According to independent research firm, Statistic Brain, the average woman spends $10,000 in a lifetime on shaving-related products. As 75% of men shave their faces daily, their expenses are also substantial. The cost can easily escalate with salon treatments like waxing and threading.
The cost of a laser hair removal session generally ranges from $100 to $800, depending on several factors, including the clinic’s location, the treatment area and the size of the treatment area. The cost of laser hair removal on the chin, underarms and abdomen is fairly reasonable, ranging from $100 to $400. And the cost of laser hair removal on the back and legs is higher, ranging from $250 to $800.
The upfront cost of laser hair removal may seem high, but it essentially pays for itself in the long run because you don’t have to spend on salon treatments and shaving products anymore. Furthermore, you can also get discounts for multi-session laser hair removal packages.
What if I have thick hair?
If you have thick, dark or coarse hair, you’re in luck because you’re the ideal candidate for laser hair removal. The laser is attracted to pigmentation differences and color, so laser hair removal is in fact most effective for thick, coarse or dark hair.
Is there any downtime of laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal doesn’t involve any downtime or recovery period. You can resume most of your daily activities as soon as you walk out of our office. You’ll have to take a few precautions, such as avoiding direct sunlight for a few days, and wearing sunscreen to prevent irritation.
Are there any side effects from laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal is a safe procedure with mild and temporary side effects at most. You’ll typically experience only mild discomfort, swelling or redness after the procedure, but these side effects will recede in a few hours. You may also notice minor pigmentation changes on your skin after the procedure. People with light skin may notice darker spots, and people with darker skin may notice skin lightening, especially if they’re exposed to direct sunlight either before or after the treatment.