Most often and understandingly, the cost of IPL hair removal is a major consideration for patients. When researching your options there are many factors, cost included, that you should investigate.
Why Cheap hair removal is Not Always the Best Bet?
Cheap laser and IPL hair removal while seeming an attractive option is not always the best option. It is critical that the technician performing your laser hair removal treatment has been properly trained to operate their IPL device safely and effectively.
With laser hair removal’s popularity on the rise, laser hair removal clinics franchises are opening nationwide. Unfortunately, a lot of the machinery being used in these clinics are cheaply made. These machines may not only be ineffective but also unsafe and can cause issues for you in the future once you figure out they don’t work.
One of the issues that we see commonly is ‘miniaturisation of the hair’. This is where thick hair has been treated at low currents and turns into thinner hairs. If hairs are too thin, even the most advanced, high quality European or American device will not be able to remove them.
A LITTLE INSIGHT INTO THE LASER INDUSTRY-
Unfortunately the sale of laser devices are not only limited to qualified technicians. Often companies that sell lasers only require buyers to attended an information session on how to use the product, enabling just about anyone to open a laser hair removal clinic without attending school or any sort of IPL training.
This also means that inexperienced therapists are able to administer laser hair removal and IPL hair removal treatments that can be ineffective or unsafe.
Experienced technicians know what lasers to use with what skin and hair types and what IPL parameters to select for each skin and hair type.
IPL hair removal Price Factors
Most clients assume that the price of IPL hair removal treatments should be comparable between all clinics and salons. However each client is individual, and the time and effort can vary depending on specific characteristics of hair growth and the needs of each client. A reputable salon or clinic should offer an obligation free consultation for you to meet with a therapist and work out the best treatment routine and pricing for you.
IPL hair removal prices can also be dependant on the following factors:
- Type of IPL permanent hair reduction machinery used in the clinic
- Package deals organised by IPL hair removal clinic
- IPL specials on a day or month (many clinics have frequently changing laser hair removal specials)
- Size of the area to be treated (the smaller the area of treatment the less you’ll pay). Usually mens hair removal can cost 20% more due to area size
- Type and colour of skin and hairs (some clinics specialise in light skin only and do not have the skill set to treat dark skin types)
- Density of hairs in the treatment area (the thicker the hair the better light absorption and result)
Examples of IPL Hair Removal Cost
The table below provides a rough guide to the charge to treat specific body areas in Melbourne.
|Area||No of sessions||Time, min||Charge per treatment|
|Underarm||6-8||15||$72.00 – $145.00|
|Bikini||6-8||20||$110.00 – $300.00|
|Face||7-10||15||$125.00 – $250.00|
|Upper lip||7-10||5||$42.00 – $85.00|
|Chest||8-10||45-60||$275.00 – $450.00|
|Chin||7-10||15||$42.00 – $85.00|
|½ Legs||6-8||45-60||$190.00 – $450.00|
What is an effective IPL hair removal?
How much hair it removes depends on many factors, including the professional doing the removing and the equipment being used. The most effective laser hair removal treatment requires four to six treatments as a minimum. Maintenance treatments are required to keep areas hair free. Over time, fewer treatments are required to keep an area clear. The type of treatment and frequency may vary from person to person.
For a convenient and comfortable IPL hair removal Melbourne look no further. Our therapist have had training at ‘Fleming Institute of Aesthetic Technology’ and are up to date with the latest research and treatments.
Call our salon on (03) 98524999 to book in your consultation today.