The Cost of Going Hairless

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

You like the feel of smooth, hair-free skin. You’ve done your research and discovered that laser hair removal, when performed by a competent professional, is a safe and effective procedure. You want to take the plunge, but there’s just one more teensy detail to consider. How much does it cost?

The truth is, there is no definitive answer to that question, because there are so many variables that can affect the price tag. Where you live, the body part you want treated, the training and credentials of the person performing the procedure, and numerous other factors all play a role in the final cost. But for planning purposes, here are the averages costs for some laser hair removal procedures in the U.S. as of 2016. Keep in mind that it typically takes up to six treatments to achieve the final permanent result.

Body Region Average Cost per Session Average Cost for A Six-Session Package
Ears $65 $320
Eyebrows $80 $390
Under Arms $110 $550
Bikini Line $149 $760
Full Legs $390 $1700

Health insurance typically does not cover laser hair removal procedures, even if they are performed by a medical doctor, such as a dermatologist or board certified plastic surgeon. It is possible that you can use fund from your flexible spending account to help cover the costs, but always check with your plan administrator first to be sure.