Each year, millions of Americans, both men and women, seek to remove unwanted body hair. They shave, they wax, they tweeze, they thread. The options are endless. However, those hair removal methods can be uncomfortable and irritate sensitive skin. Furthermore, they are temporary and need to be repeated regularly to achieve the look and feel of smooth, hairless skin. They also have undesirable side-effects and do not reduce hair growth.
On the other hand, laser hair removal is an affordable option that offers nearly permanent results. Laser hair removal is a medical procedure that is safe and effective, performed by certified laser technicians using state-of-the-art technology. Fast, effective and low maintenance, it can however have a bigger upfront cost than other methods of hair removal. Yet, it remains one of the few methods that offer permanent hair removal.
Laser hair removal provides lasting results with minimal discomfort and downtime. That is why so many patients invest in long-term hair growth reduction methods as opposed to other hair removal methods. In addition, the procedure also helps to solve issues related to shaving or waxing such as ingrown hairs and itchy hair growth.
The laser hair removal cost in NYC varies on many factors. Those will impact the length of the laser treatment. For best results, laser hair removal should be performed every five to six weeks. A minimum of six sessions is usually required. However, it is quite common that patients need a couple of additional sessions.
The laser hair removal cost in NYC depends on a plurality of factors. Some are generic to all patients while others more unique to each, personally. Of course, the size of the area will have an impact on the cost of laser hair removal. Indeed, the bigger the area, the more expensive. The number of sessions a patient will need, which will also impact the laser hair removal cost, will depend on other factors.
Skin type, skin color, hair color, hair coarseness and thickness will have an impact on the length of a laser treatment. While laser hair removal works on dark skin and fair hair alike, the sharper the skin-to-hair contrast, the easier the laser can target the hair. Thus, treating dark skin and fair hair is a bit trickier and may require additional sessions. The machines used will have an impact as well. At Infinity Laser Spa, we only use FDA-approved laser machines. Our machines use diodes and can treat every skin color and hair color.
Other factors such as genetics, hair growth cycle, hormone levels and past history of laser hair removal can also impact the speed and length of a laser treatment. For instance, a new laser patient with a long history of waxing will already have damaged hair follicles, which will accelerate results. Hair growth is triggered by hormones. Thus, individuals with high hormone levels may need more sessions.
However, the main factor behind the cost of laser hair removal is the size of the treated area. Smaller areas cost less, and larger areas cost more. Treatment area sizes include small, large, and extra-large. Here is the breakdown of those areas at Infinity Laser Spa:
The number of laser sessions a patient needs to maximize results depends on their hair growth cycle as well as on the targeted area of the body. Most treatment areas will require a minimum of six sessions. Some areas of the body might require additional sessions in order to see significant hair growth reduction. This is usually due to the influence of hormones.
For example, the bikini area is a highly hormonal area. Hair usually is darker, thicker and coarser there. Patients may need eight to twelve laser sessions to achieve permanent hair growth reduction on their bikini. The face is another hormonal area, while the legs for example are not.
Some laser hair removal spas and clinics charge a treatment by the session. However, buying individual sessions end up costing a lot of money. At Infinity Laser Spa, clients can purchase laser packages with pricing that includes the recommended number of laser hair removal sessions. They can also purchase additional sessions. Set packages allow clients to reduce the cost of laser hair removal.
One session: $125
Three sessions: $325 (each session $108)
Six sessions: $550 (each session $92)
One session: $200-275
Three sessions: $525-600 (each session $175-200)
Six sessions: $850-975 (each session $142-163)
One session: $375
Three sessions: $750-800 (each session $250-270)
Six sessions: $1200-1250 (each session $200-208)
Laser hair removal is a long-term hair growth reduction method. It reduces hair growth by up to 90% and requires multiple sessions to do so. A certified laser technician always performs the procedure and patients must follow pre and post-treatment recommendations. It is a safe and effective technique that provides near permanent hair removal.
Laser hair removal uses a concept called selective photothermolysis. The matching of a specific wavelength with a pulse duration will allow the laser to target a specific object without damaging surrounding tissues. Here, the object is the pigment in the hair.
The laser emits light energy that targets the pigments in the hair. Once the melanin absorbs the light, the latter travels down to the follicle. There, it turns into thermal energy and anchors itself to the follicle. The heat damages the hair follicle beyond repair, preventing any further growth.
Laser hair removal works only when the hair is in the anagen phase of growth. It is the only time the hair and follicle connect, allowing the energy to travel from the former to the latter.
Because 20% of all hair is in the anagen phase of growth at any point in time, a laser session can only treat up to those 20% of hair. This explains why patients need multiple sessions, every six weeks. When the hair follicle is damaged, no new hair can be produced. That is why results are close to permanent.
On the other hand, hair removal methods such as waxing, shave or using depilatory creams are temporary. This is because they either cut the hair or remove the root, without damaging the hair follicle. In the very long term, repetitive waxing can eventually lead to hair growth reduction. However, when it comes to the results, they never last as long as laser hair removal. This leads to a lower laser hair removal cost as opposed to the price of other hair removal methods.
Investing in laser hair removal as a one-off to reduce hair growth permanently is more sustainable and cheaper than paying multiple times a year to temporarily remove unwanted body hair. In the long-term, the cost of laser hair removal ends up being cheaper. This method also offers longer-lasting results and painless treatments.
The laser hair removal cost in NYC can seem like a big upfront cost. At Infinity Laser Spa, patients always buy multiple sessions at once, in the form of a laser package. However, divided by session, the cost ends up being much lower than buying individual laser sessions.
However, we do understand how such a cost can remain intimating. That is why we offer financing options both online and in-store. When you buy a laser hair removal package on our website, you can pay your purchase in four installments with Quadpay or six installments with Splitit. We also offer payment plans in-store for customers.
The more laser hair removal sessions you purchase, the better the deal. If you are interested in combining treatment areas or bigger packages, you can also request information by calling us or clicking here.
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