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Laser Hair Removal: Benefits, Side Effects, and Cost MARK A. SCHUSTERMAN, MD, FACS

Fellow of the American College of Surgeons American Society of Plastic Surgeons American Board of Plastic Surgery American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery American Board of Cosmetic Surgery Association of American Physicians and Surgeons Texas Surgical Society Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons

Laser hair removal is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed after Botox. It brings multiple benefits that other hair removal products, such as shaving, waxing, and plucking cannot offer. When trying to decide if laser hair removal is right for you it is important to understand the procedure, what side effects there are, and how much you can expect to pay for the procedure.

Men and women who want to get rid of unwanted hair often choose laser hair removal for the face, leg, arm, bikini line, underarm, and other areas. One benefit of laser hair removal is how precise the laser is for targeting the hair but not damaging the surrounding skin. Speed is another positive feature. It only takes a fraction of a second for each pulse of laser and it can treat multiple hairs at the same time. Patients who are getting hair removed from the upper lip will find the procedure takes less than a minute while the legs or arms can take an hour.

Just like other cosmetic procedures there are risks involved with laser hair removal. All risks will be discussed with a cosmetic surgeon or doctor who is certified to perform this type of procedure. Swelling, redness, and scarring is possible while blisters, permanent scarring, and changes in skin color are very rare.

The average cost of laser hair removal is $400 but it varies depending on where a person is getting the procedure. It also depends on how many treatments are needed, what part of the country the procedure is being done at, and whether a doctor or somebody else is conducting the procedure.

Weighing the benefits, side effects, and cost is needed when trying to decide if laser hair removal is the right choice for you. Speaking with a cosmetic surgeon can help answer any questions you have about the procedure and ensure you are a good candidate.


Bella Rosa, a Houston Medical Spa, offers laser hair removal to men and women who want to get rid of unwanted hair. They offer a variety of procedures to help their patients look younger without going through invasive surgery. Some of their other services include Houston microdermabrasion, laser tattoo removal, and Botox injections.

Contact us today to schedule your appointment with the renowned plastic surgeon and breast & body specialist Dr. Mark Schusterman. Take your first steps to a more beautiful you.

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