Cost of Permanent Hair Removal

Permanent Hair Removal Cost

The cost for Permanent Hair Removal differs with each body part. Also, some methods are more expensive than others. You will require multiple treatments and session times also vary. The costs are mainly on an hourly basis. The cost per hour can range between $65 and $130. A 15 minute upper lip treatment costs approximately $40 to $50. On the other hand, a 60 minute bikini line session costs about $90 to $110.

The total time required varies by the individual and the area. There are certain estimates for measuring the time and cost required for the bikini line, legs, toes, back of thighs, hairline, rims of ears, eyebrows, chest, nipples, abdomen, back, underarms, arms, armpits, hands, fingers, lips, chin, nose, sideburns and the neck. Based on the estimates, your doctor can provide you with a quote for the cost, time and number of treatments at your first consultation.

You may claim some of the cost from private health insurance. Medicare does not usually cover the cost of cosmetic procedures. Ask your doctor for information about any rebates.



Permanent Hair Removal Process

The treatment is carried out by a licensed practitioner who uses a tiny needle with an electrical current to kill the hair growing cells of each follicle. The doctor slides the needle down into each follicle, damaging the cells and enabling the hair to release and slide out. Since the cells are destroyed, the hair won’t grow back in that follicle again. Any hairs that do not slide straight out are removed with tweezers.

The permanent hair removal process can be uncomfortable and even painful. However, there are topical anaesthetic creams available which can alleviate the discomfort. Each session can be as short as 5 minutes up to two hours long, depending on the area and the type of hair being removed.

Best Candidates for Permanent Hair Removal

Permanent hair removal can be carried out on any type of skin. Unlike lasers, the techniques are not restricted to pale or dark skin. Also, the procedure can be performed on any part of the body (except inside orifices such as the nostrils and inside the ears).

You cannot receive treatment if you have a pacemaker. If you have diabetes, you should ask your doctor before booking an appointment for permanent hair removal. The treatment is safe for pregnant women provided that only thermolysis is used. Otherwise, if you can tolerate receiving frequent treatments for short or even prolonged periods and going back for more, then you’re a good candidate. You may need to go back more than 20 times and this can be quite frustrating for some.

Permanent Hair Removal Complications

The treatment is relatively safe. After permanent hair removal your skin may feel dry and swollen and may also be red. These side effects should only last a few days. The needle can cause tiny scars. Generally these are barely noticeable and heal with time. Using an unskilled doctor carries a risk of permanent scarring. Also, for very dark skin there is a risk of hyperpigmentation and keloids.