Laser Hair Removal For Back Hair: Counting The Cost


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Laser hair removal for back hair provides a permanent solution for what many men find an embarrassing problem.

Considering the other options of shaving, waxing or sugaring, laser hair removal obviously has one main advantage. Once the procedure has completed after a few months, the problem is solved once and for all. The one disadvantage is the cost.

Compared with electrolysis, the other permanent hair removal method, laser hair removal for back hair can be considerably cheaper however.

Electrolysis treats each hair follicle individually whereas laser hair removal treats a whole area at a time covering hundreds of hair follicles. Depending on the density and volume of hair, laser hair removal for back hair can be completed in 1 to 3 hours.

Whereas electrolysis may cost in the region of $5,000 to $12,000 (around 100 hours of treatment at rates ranging from $50 - $120 per hour depending on state and practitioner), laser hair removal for back hair can cost between $2,500 - $4,000 (between 5 to 8 treatments may be necessary at rates in the region of $500 per treatment).

A qualified practitioner will take careful note of how a patient responds to the treatment and whether there are serious adverse skin reactions. Each treatment of pulsed light will destroy hairs in the growth stage.

After a period of four to six weeks another treatment will be necessary to catch the next batch of hairs in the growth stage known as the anagen stage. Finally, no more hair will grow, apart from perhaps a few stray hairs which may need attention at a future date.

While laser hair removal is a very common cosmetic procedure nowadays, it pays to do thorough homework before deciding on a practitioner.

The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) has a list of members for each state who can be checked on their web site at Additionally, you can check for board certified physicians on

Make sure you have a thorough consultation before agreeing to a course of treatment. You will want to ask questions regarding the qualifications of the physician who will carry out the procedure and his staff of technicians.

Pain or discomfort will of course vary from person to person. For some it may feel like a sting on the skin, for others a stronger sensation like a pinch of the skin. A qualified practitioner should discuss with you potential health risks such as blistering or scarring. While these are rare occurrences you will feel a lot more confident if the practitioner discusses his methods for handling any complications.

Many laser hair removal clinics offer to test an area first to see how responsive a candidate may be before proceeding with a full treatment.

So if you are concerned about excessive back hair and find shaving, waxing, and sugaring tiresome and laborious, you may wish to consider laser hair removal for back hair and obtain a permanent solution.

Once you calculate how much the other hair removal methods are costing you in time, money, and inconvenience spread over many years, the relatively high cost of laser hair removal for back hair may not seem so prohibitive after all!

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