Laser Hair Removal Cost

Laser removal techniques are becoming quite common in India. Both, gents and ladies are adopting the method, to avoid unwanted hairs from their body part be it chin, chest, armpit, thighs, back anywhere. No one of us would like to be seen with unwanted excessive hair on our face, thighs, feet, arms and all other exposed or unexposed area of our body parts. But, a general question keeps coming to every one’s mind who is a prospective client for laser removal or has under gone it, that is the therapy costly? If not, does it really last longs and effective?

Laser Hair Removal Cost in India, particularly Delhi region

Laser Hair Removal Cost depends on various factors, like area of treatment, type of laser used, type of skin and hair to be treated, number of sessions to be carried on.

Area of treatment- The area which the patient wants to be treated is the most important factor in determining the cost. Larger areas of the body are charged higher than small patches as it takes more time. For example, on an average, treating a thigh region takes 30-40 minutes.

Skin and Hair Types – The density, thickness, and length of the hair and the skin types and shades play an important role in determining the method and overall cost of treatment.

Standard of clinic – The total cost of the treatment also depends on the standard and quality of the clinic to get the treatment. There are various clinics and hospitals that provide laser treatment in Delhi region and cost of the treatment varies from clinic to clinic.

Number of sessions – The cost of the entire treatment is divided into a number of sessions which is priced differently. It is important for patients to take note of the number of sessions which they would need to complete the treatment. On an average, 5-6 sessions are conducted, but in few cases, this may go up to 8 as well, which again increases the cost.

Laser hair removal center in India across metro cities keep their price very competitive and charges:

  • For under arms Rs. 1000 – Rs. 3000
  • Full Body (Single Session): Rs. 7,500 – Rs. 15,000
  • Full Body (Six Sessions): Rs. 45,000 – Rs. 1,40,000
  • For a full facial hair removal charges vary from: Rs. 2,000 to Rs. 4,500
  • For male chest area it is approximately: Rs. 3,500 – Rs. 4,500
  • For female bikini area: Rs. 2,500 – Rs. 5,000
  • Full legs and thighs hair removal: Rs. 4000 to Rs. 8,000
  • Full arms laser hair removal: Rs. 3,500 to Rs. 7,000

 Several clinics offer bundled packages which considerably brings down the cost per session.

Some of the places provide free consultation, others charge a marginal fee of Rs. 500 for the consultation and subsequently design the course of treatment depending upon the number of days and the session required to remove the unwanted hair. Many centers have also tied up with financing company to provide an easy EMI option to the patients to avoid the one-time pinch in the pocket.

Following are few points to keep in mind, in order to avoid a one-time pinch on pocket, while undergoing laser hair removal.

  • Visit a certified derma clinic and do proper research as to what type of skin you have and how much session of sittings and what type of laser equipment will be used to do the laser hair removal. A proper consultation with the dermatologist is a must, who will clearly tell the time required and the expense involved. Pricing typically depends upon factors like, overall quality of the service and all the procedures being conducted by licensed, trained and certified medical practitioners.
  • Choose a good package or payment system where one has the option of paying in installments rather than going for a one-time settlement. The patient should also look out for all the hidden charges and what all facilities are being covered under the package. Most of the times doctor provides post-treatment and pre-treatment consultation free of cost, but at some places these are also charged. There are clinics which also pay certain discounts when few things are bundled and hence the person should be aware of that as well. Also, the lager area like the male back or thighs require an intensive laser therapy which requires more time as well as more sittings, these lager areas of laser removal must be done in installments.
  • There might be an after-therapy cost involved or so-called maintenance cost, for which the patients should have calculated and have made proper provisions for the expenditure involved. Although, there are no fixed results when dealing with a biological process, such as body hair growth. However, Clients may expect 70-80 percent reduction over 6-10 sessions which is great, with some stubborn areas needing periodic maintenance, hence additional sessions might be required.
  • Lastly, one should not fall in the trap of big discounts, because this is a critical area where a expert in dermatology and hair removal with laser techniques is required, and just considering the low cost and going for cheap one, might give an awful result. Lower prices often signal that some resources are being compromised. The machines may be outdated, the service providers may not be trained, or licensed. Another important consideration which is worth taking into account is the sterilization and hygiene practices, if not sufficient, can lead to serious consequences.

Laser hair removal techniques are one of the best techniques to get rid of unwanted hair and the hassle of saving it daily. No doubt this is a one-time investment, but the returns on the investment is also huge, providing comforts. An average person shaves daily or waxes weekly, calculating the total time and energy and required materials for all these sums up surprisingly much higher than the average cost of a lifetime of laser hair removal.

There is apprehension in the mind of people that this therapy might have negative impacts on the skin and the hair. But, this is completely wrong as it is one of the most advanced, clinically safe and widely accepted method for permanent hair removal. The reason behind ongoing popularity of laser hair removal is long lasting and promising results. However, the laser hair removal cost and notions associated with the laser treatment are the main reason that people hesitate to go for laser hair removal. The most common hindrance between the laser treatment and a person willing for it to undergo, is always the question “how much does full body laser hair removal cost?”

The prices are indicative of the prices in Delhi/NCR region.


Experience Shared: What it’s really like to get laser hair removal on your vagina

Laser hair removal is a permanent solution to unwanted hair in any body part. Before discussing the core of the topic, let’s start by discussing-

Why the hair removal at the first place and how it helped me in achieving my self-esteem?

All throughout, my high school days I used to be an athlete and a member of school Basketball team and I loved myself in the team’s Basketball jersey. Basketball jerseys are usually sleeveless unless you play in some cold countries. As much as I enjoyed flaunting my jersey, at the same time, there was something I didn’t feel good about while out on the court. I used to be conscious all the time  about my thick, black armpit hair showing out there, during the basketball games. While I know that some people are confident enough to grow out their body hair, however, as a teen, I wasn’t as confident. Because of my insecurity and lowered self-esteem, my mother scheduled an appointment with laser hair removal clinic and helped me to get rid of hair on my armpits and upper lip as I turned 16. My mother had gotten a few laser hair removal treatments done herself, therefore, she was aware of the benefits of the laser fix. And, this really helped me after the treatment as I did not have not to think of my hair exposing, instead I focused on improving my game.

Who are good candidate for hair removal through laser techniques?

I am a female with light complexion skin, and I have thick, dark hair all over my body. A light complexion makes even slightest amount of hair more visible to the eyes as the fair skin acts as a perfect white background for the dark hair, such as, in my case. And therefore, my case is a perfect example for hair laser removal, as waxing and shaving increases the hair growth and looks ugly over a period of time. The derma laser center goes through a thorough check-up in order to examine the type of skin and the suited laser techniques as there are many ways of carrying out laser hair removal. And, hence every laser treatment should be initiated with an in-depth consultation with the doctor.

Most laser hair removal clinic follow the standard protocol to decide candidates who are not suitable for laser hair removal, that includes a set of questions to be answered for example, pregnancy related questions, past medical history, history of melanoma, raised moles, hives, tattoos, actives herpes, or any ongoing unhealthy medical condition.

To break down into simpler words, the ideal candidates are people who have pale, light, fair or wheatish complexion and dark hair. Unfortunately, due to lack of melanin, people with blonde, red, or grey hair aren’t ideal candidates.

However, if this description of ideal candidate doesn’t fit you, always go in for a consultation before giving up because you never know, as there are many types of laser machines and techniques, which might suites the person.

Now coming to the burning question, “How was my first appointment and treatment session of laser hair removal on my vagina?” When I went in for my first treatment, I wanted to get rid of all my pubic hair, I wanted to go completely bare instead of a slight bikini trim.  The night before I had my first treatment session, I was asked to shave my vagina and the perineal area as well, because that was part of my vagina laser hair removal session. The standard protocol advised prior to laser hair removal is that all patients should shave within 12 hours of his or her treatment and refrain from plucking or waxing six weeks prior to their every treatment session.

The clinic I went to didn’t allow a numbing treatment on the first session. Instead, they applied a cool gel on my vaginal area. Surprisingly, I didn’t feel pain or anything sort of it on my first treatment, only a slight prick every time they lasered my hair. With newer technologies and advancement, there are absolutely pain-free laser systems available such as Smooth-pulse hair removal system. So, if it’s your first time and you are apprehensive about the pain, then do a research and check with your clinic to see if they use that system.

The second time I got laser hair removal, I purposely didn’t opt for the numbing gel, so I could feel everything. I could usually tolerate the pain, but during that treatment, the heat and the rubber-like snapping of the laser made me to pause twice during the session. By the third time, I made sure to use the numbing gel, and it went all smooth and pain-free.

The first time I got laser hair removal on my vagina, it felt like mild bruising. While it was totally fine for me to use the bathroom, it felt like I had worked out that part of my body and therefore it was sore. The second and third time, there was more redness because of enhance levels of treatment in subsequent sessions and a bit of scabbing as my hair was trying to grow back out.

Later, I came to know from my therapist is that bruising, scabbing, and redness may occur which are commonly occurring side effects. Other side effects include injury to the epiderma, swelling, blistering, hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation and in rare cases there may be textural changes in the skin- crusting, scabbing, or scarring.

Initial days, after the laser treatment, hair grows as the burnt hairs try to come out, but there is nothing to worry about seeing hair after you just removed it. Even though you’ll get an urge to shave it, avoid doing so. Gradually, after every treatment, the hair will thin and come out less. For me, once the burned hairs came out, I didn’t have to shave my vagina area until about three or four weeks.

One should also avoid sex for at least 24 hours after treatments as there is down time related with the laser treatment and the body takes its own time to heal.

Are the results, worth taking the pain and the pinch on the pocket?

Since, I only got four treatment sessions for my vaginal hair growth, my hair still grows down there and I do have to shave it when I really have to. However, I have noticed that my hair now is comparatively thinner and less in density as to what it used to be before I went for laser fix. And, now it takes longer for the hair to grow back, especially in my groin area. On an average, people start seeing definite results after 8 to 12 sessions. The more the number of sessions, the better the results will be.

So, after all the pain, I can without any doubt say that I am glad I chose laser hair removal on my vagina, as it is more comfortable, lesser messier and clean. All I have to say to girls who do not enjoy working up a razor down there, go for laser hair fix and feel confident and happy about being a woman without any hassle.

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