Pittsburgh: How to Get Rid of Facial Hair and Save Money

Pittsburgh: How to Get Rid of Facial Hair and Save Money

Women, Are You Ashamed of Your Facial Hair? – Try Laser

It’s True: You Really Can Save Money Getting Laser Hair Removal and Here’s How

how much can you save doing laser hair removal on your face

This article will give you all the details about laser costs and compare the costs of alternative methods of hair removal for your unwanted facial hair.

How to Save Money and Be Hair Free with Laser

Laser hair removal on the face for both women and men is truly easy.

And it’s soooo fast.

Five to ten minutes is the average session for the face.

Laser is the quickest long-term way to get rid of facial hair. The average session only lasts minutes. You’re in and out.

Laser ensures that your unwanted facial hair is permanently reduced.

Plucking, waxing or shaving is a pain.

Don’t shave, wax, bleach or tweeze your facial hair on a frustratingly regular basis ever again!

These painful alternatives are never ending.

Are you ready something that is more permanent?

 Laser facial hair removal cost is very affordable when you compare it to all of the alternatives and their never-ending costs.

This article will break down and compare those costs for you.

What is the Cost of Laser Facial Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal costs for facial hair removal vary widely in Pittsburgh.

Laser Facial Hair Removal Cost, Prices and Facts

At Happel Laser, the cost to remove hair with laser on the lip is $150 per treatment.

For ladies, the laser cost of removing hair on the entire or full face is $175.

For men, laser hair removal of the entire or full face is $200.

It usually requires a series of treatments for long-term lasting laser hair removal.

Hair goes through growth stages.

We recommend that you schedule regular appointments every four to six weeks to ensure removal in every phase of growth.

We strongly recommend that you pay only for what you need.

Buying packages forces you to purchase treatments that you may never need.

They also require that you sign a binding contract that makes you return whether the treatments work or not.

Some people have hair that is too light in color for the laser to work.

Buying treatments only when you need them is more economical.

Alternatives to Remove Facial Hair

waxing for facial hair on womem hurtsAs far as waxing costs is concerned, waxing runs about $50 for a full face.

Waxing never ends and it really hurts.

Waxing sucks for facial hair.

On top of the inconvenience, it can irritate the skin which can be more embarrassing than the facial hair ever was in the first place.

Many women even go to painful measures to hide facial hair from their closest friends, spouse, and family.

a woman plucking facial hairSome women carry a razor around in their purse.

Although plucking and tweezing is free, unless you have just a couple of hairs, it’s not practical.

The biggest negative of plucking or tweezing, besides the pain, is the fact that it never ends.

Lip hair electrolysis usually runs around $150 to $300 but can go as high as $1000 if the hair is coarse. It usually takes ten to thirty minutes. Treatments are time consuming.

Most people want a more permanent solution that lasts.

Laser hair removal is trending because it is fast, it works, and it’s cost effective.

Laser facial hair removal cost is very affordable for most people.

How Laser Hair Removal for the Face Works

Ladies, you don’t have to be embarrassed any longer.

People think that they have to let the facial hairs grow out and be long before and between treatments.

That’s not true.

how lasaer hair removal on facial hair worksThe lasers “see” better than you and I see with the naked eye.

Once a treatment is completed, it takes 14 days for the hairs to dies and fall out (almost like clock-work).

During this 14-day period, don’t wax, pluck or tweeze after the treatment.

Lightly shave over the area that was treated or clip closely with a pair of cuticle clippers.

The entire process will require about 4-6 sessions at 4-6 weekly intervals.

For women who suffer from a medically diagnosed hormonal imbalance called polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), more treatment will usually be required.

At our medical facility, after the first six sessions are completed, we are sympathetic to your plight and offer discounted pricing for future touch-ups.

Facts About Laser Hair Removal on Your Face

People want to know what it feels like.

It feels like tiny zaps or rubber band snaps.

Our laser shoots a cool jet spray of Cryogen with each laser pulse to minimize the discomfort.

laser for hair removal on facial hair for womenWith our Cryogen cooling jet spray, pain relief methods like numbing creams or medication are almost never necessary.

People want to know if it’s permanent.

Laser hair removal will permanently reduce the amount of hair on your face.

Hair grows in cycles. You need to repeat the treatments until the hair is permanently reduced.

As your treatments progress, the remaining hair will become thinner and reduced in number by about 15% after each treatment.

The finer hair is like villus hair on the hair on newborn babies.

Laser for hair reduction works best on dark hair and light skin.

Engineers program lasers like they program computers to target certain things.

It targets dark colors the best.

For this reason, you cannot tan before you come for laser hair removal.

Maintenance is required for most people but some never have to return.

Everyone is different in that regards to the amount of maintenance that is required.

Rookie Mistakes People Make When Choosing a Laser Hair Office

Cost is the number one question and concern that people have when considering laser hair removal.

Computer Key purple - expertHowever, the experience and expertise of an office is never even considered.

The laser operator’s experience should be one of the most important considerations when considering where to have your facial hair laser treatments.

Here’s an example of this principle in the medical field.

Have you ever considered that the worst time to be hospitalized is in July?

That’s when all of the new interns and residents without any experience start their rotations.

Experience is paramount in the medical field.

Don’t play Russian roulette with laser hair removal which is a medical procedure.

Choose an experienced doctor’s office for the best results possible.

At Happel Laser, our laser hair removal experience is the longest in the city (since 1999).

Med Spa vs Medical Facility

It’s common sense that you should only have your laser facial hair removed at a medical facility.

That means a doctor’s office.

As the popularity of laser hair removal has grown, med spas and laser franchises have pushed the safety boundaries.

Have your facial hair removed only at a true medical facility.

It is not just safer and more effective, but this will result in you saving money.

As a physician, I think it is irresponsible to offer cookie cutter packages for laser hair removal.


 If you are unhappy with the results or the service, you are stuck.

If they go out of business like American Laser Skincare in Pittsburgh (laser office bankruptcies have happened many times in Pittsburgh), you are stuck paying for treatments that you will never receive.

Not everyone needs the same number of treatments.  That will affect your total cost.

Since everyone’s needs are different, get an estimate of price and what results you can expect.

The simplest solution is just go to an experienced physician’s office and pay less.

Besides the safety of having it done in a doctor’s office, it will cost less than a chain or med spa where your laser facial hair cost will be more.

That’s because those kinds of places push expensive packages and contracts.

Why Choose Us?

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Our lasers are truly the best available.

We maintain them regularly with a service agreement from the manufacturer.

This is extremely important in providing safe treatments that are truly effective and long lasting.

We never utilize rented or used lasers.

Our experience with medical lasers in Pittsburgh is unsurpassed.

That’s why we are Pittsburgh’s # 1 choice and our Google Reviews prove it.

The Bottom Line

Choose a doctor’s office for your laser hair removal for your face.

Complications like burns and scarring can occur with laser hair removal.

Do you want to risk facial scarring from some sketchy med spa?

Do your homework.

If you don’t know where you’re going any road will get you there.

Make a checklist.

Let’s just run the Happel Laser checklist:

  • Doctor’s office – check
  • Accredited office – check.
  • Professional highest quality lasers – check.
  • Longest experience in Pittsburgh doing laser hair removal – check.

Why put it off any longer?

Call us today at 724-969-0600 or text us for an immediate response (see our homepage) to make an appointment right away.

If you call us today, like Motel 6, we’ll leave the laser on for you.

About The Author

Dr. John Happel

Dr. John Happel has been in practice as a surgeon since 1986 in the Pittsburgh region. He specializes in vascular surgery and has subspecialized in the treatment of varicose and spider veins since 1999. Dr. Happel is board certified in vascular surgery and recertified in vascular surgery in 2012. He was chosen in 1985 to fulfill the position for the vascular surgical fellowship at the world renowned Mayo Clinic.

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