How Much Does Laser Hair Removal Cost in Pittsburgh?

How Much Does Laser Hair Removal Cost in Pittsburgh?

Learn All About Laser Hair Removal Cost

When most people call Happel Laser on the phone, the first thing that they usually ask is, “What is the cost for laser hair removal?” Laser hair removal prices vary widely in Pittsburgh.

I can honestly say that when you break done the cost of each treatment that our laser hair removal prices are more affordable than the alternatives. The reason is that when you complete a treatment using our laser and our experienced medical laser specialist the results will be more effective and long lasting than our competitors.

Learn all about the true cost and prices in our mind blowing article entitled the five hidden truths of laser hair removal in Pittsburgh to be an informed consumer.

Since laser hair removal takes multiple treatments to work, you want to maximize the results which will minimize the number of treatments required.

As a physician’s office specializing in laser hair removal exclusively, we won’t try to upsell you with other cosmetic services. Don’t be manipulated.

There – I just saved you a lot of money.

What Are the Actual Costs of Laser Hair Removal at Happel Laser?

Happel Laser’s cost is much less than the national average laser hair removal cost as quoted in this article from 2015. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons quoted an average of $429 per treatment when you add the largest areas like the back and full legs and average them with the smallest areas like the face, lip, chin and toes. In general, the smaller the area, the less it costs.

Happel Laser & Vein Laser Hair Removal Prices

  • On average, the cost of laser hair removal in the smaller areas like the bikini area is between $225 to $250 (Brazilian).
  • The cost of treating a large area like full back will average between $500 and $750 per treatment.
  • Treatment of the chest will vary between $350 and $500 per session.
  • For the full legs, patients can expect to pay from $800 while half leg is $400 per session.
  • The arms, on average, will cost only $400 per session.
  • The underarms are the least expensive area to treat and is $225 per session.
  • But removing hair on the face and neck is $175 per session and $150 for the lip only per session.

Prices are subject to change.

On an annual basis, the typical cost of laser hair removal is less expensive than waxing.

Compare our prices with the national average cost of laser hair removal from the following web site from 2015. These prices for laser hair removal are prominently listed at the top of the first page of a Google search.

National Average Laser Hair Removal Prices

  • On average, the cost of laser hair removal in the smaller, bikini area is between $350 and $500.
  • By contrast, the cost of treating a larger area, such as the back, averages between $600 and $900 per treatment session.
  • However, treatment of the chest will only cost between $350 and $600.
  • For the upper and lower legs, patients can expect to pay from $600 to $850 while the arms, on average, will cost only $350 to $500.
  • The underarms are the cheapest area to treat, with a cost range of $250 to $350.
  • But removing hair on the face and neck is comparable to the cost of laser hair removal on the back, with prices averaging $600 to $900 per treatment.

Why Happel Laser is Less Expensive for Laser Hair Removal

Here is a backstage tour of Happel Laser:

  • We don’t provide Botox, Cool Sculpting fat removal, lip enhancement injections, or cellulite treatments.
  • We don’t have a “closer” or employ any marketing people who will push you to sign a binding contract for a bunch of unnecessary laser treatments.
  • We don’t offer fake guarantees with lots of loopholes that you can never use.
  • We don’t offer expensive front loaded packages which allow for the phony discounts or BOGOs or disingenuous “free” laser treatments on other body parts.

What we do offer is an affordable, safe and effective laser hair removal service that is the best in the city of Pittsburgh. Your treatments will all be done by the same laser specialist who has the longest experience (over twenty years) doing laser hair removal in the city.

Our laser medical practice is the most reputable and longest established in town. It represents a life-time of hard work and an untarnished reputation.

You must remember that using a laser is a medical procedure. It’s not like the point and shoot camera on your phone. There are risks and complications.

Just as importantly, all lasers are not the same. The effectiveness of the laser and the skill set to adjust the laser settings to maximize the laser’s effectiveness translate into a better treatment.

Instead of eight or nine treatments at a less experienced laser office, with the optimal settings and with the right treatments, you could require only four or five treatments to get the hair reduction that you need.

Our laser hair removal rates are attainable and accessible for any budget. Our laser economical hair removal prices are both reasonable and cost effective. Happel laser hair removal costs less and promotes value which will save you money.

What About Groupon for Laser Hair Removal?

Groupons for laser hair removal never show the real cost. Websites offering laser hair removal have to tell you to book a consultation for a quote. That’s because everyone’s degree of “hairiness” is different. Some men have a patch of hair in the hollow of their back while others can be so dense and coarse that it’s hard to see any skin at all between the follicles.

Since the laser is a medical device, do you really want to have your laser hair removal treatments in a chiropractor’s office or in an ophthalmologists office? That’s where laser hair removal coupons are presently honored in Pittsburgh.

Chiropractors don’t use true lasers but instead offer intense pulsed light which is much less effective and less powerful than a true laser. Intense pulsed light machines are also accessible for home use for the same reason.

When you read the reviews on Groupon pages, there is often a common theme. The treatments didn’t work. Often these kinds of places will purposely turn down the settings on the machine requiring you to return for further treatments at full price.

Most laser hair removal centers in Pittsburgh have stopped offering Groupon altogether. Unless the remaining places can upsell, harass or otherwise cajole you into other cosmetic services, they will be essentially treating you for free.

Groupon forces the laser owner to discount their laser services deeply. Of the small amount that is not discounted, Groupon takes half of that in fees. If you don’t convert to a regular paying customer at full price, they lose money.

Guess what?

Nobody converts to full price. Most take what they can and go to the next place. Groupon customers are not known to be loyal.

You soon find out that there is usually something wrong at the laser center where Groupons are offered. There’s a catch. Some laser businesses are desperate. Some are just starting up and don’t know any better. They think they will make it up in volume.

When you don’t commit to further services, some become rude. “The laser is down” is another common excuse for not honoring the coupon. The discounted price often comes with poor service, wasted time, limited choices and incomplete hair removal results.

When you come down and think of it, do you really want to buy medical services with a coupon? Groupon for a free sandwich or a half priced entrée, OK.

But medical services?


Use Groupon for laser hair removal in Pittsburgh at your own risk.


Is It Worth Buying a Laser Hair Removal Groupon Deal?

Are Laser Hair Removal Costs Less Than Waxing or Shaving?

Yes, in the long-term you will save money doing laser hair removal instead of alternative methods. Waxing and shaving are never ending.

For most people the laser hair removal cost in the short term will be well worth it if you break down the cost of continual waxing or a lifetime of razors and blades.

Consumers who are loyal to the Gillette and Schick brands often pay premium prices. Waxing costs can vary from $30 to $80 per treatment. These costs add up over time.

Unlike with laser hair removal, the hair comes right back. It’s only a temporary fix. In addition, waxing really hurts a lot.

That’s the reason that laser hair removal is the second most commonly performed cosmetic procedure in the country. About a million laser hair removal treatments were done last year.

Most people feel that it is well worth it.


Happel Laser is more affordable because it is more cost effective. That saves you money. Your total cost is less. You require less treatments. Reasonable prices where you pay as you go saves you money.

The value of your laser hair removal is why more people choose us for laser hair removal in Pittsburgh.

Just like cheap shoes that wear out or hurt, searching for value in a service will reap rewards.

Value is what most people are really looking for when you are sifting through the hype of bogus discounts and phony deals.

We are the longest established and most successful office specializing in laser hair removal in the city. We have been specializing in laser hair removal since 1999.

What about package “deals?”

Our laser hair removal prices are transparent and the cost per treatment is never buried in packages that you don’t need or entirely use.

Consumers today have been brainwashed by discounts and coupons for just about everything. Everyone wants a deal. No one wants to pay sticker price.

Avoid the marketing hype. Health care costs are artificially increased just so the insurance companies can discount them. Don’t be tricked. Discounting always involves a catch.

Reviews are very helpful in navigating the laser hair removal land mine.

After you’ve done your research compare apples to Happels. Our reputation is unblemished.

Happel Laser doesn’t advertise. That means that the price that you pay does not incorporate expensive radio advertising and huge overhead costs. We don’t push contracts or require that you sign for an expensive package deal. There are no salespeople or marketers. We are a reputable and established doctor’s office which specializes in laser treatments.

Call us today at 724-969-0600 for the most affordable and cost effective approach to laser hair removal in Pittsburgh. 

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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