The thought of smooth, hair-free skin courtesy of laser hair removal makes you giddy with anticipation. Oh, the joy of tossing that razor and canceling those painful waxing appointments at the salon! And you just know it’s possible – if only you could actually afford that coveted hair removal system. Well the good news is that you can! It’s as simple as figuring out what the total laser hair removal cost will be and then creating a budget. We’ve outlined a few steps to help you get you started.
Determine laser hair removal price
Step one is figuring out the final price tag of your desired treatment – what is the total laser hair removal cost? That’s going to depend on several factors. First, pricing is going to depend on where you live. While your friend in Detroit might be given one laser hair removal price, you’ll likely receive a completely different one in New York City. Second, you have to consider which body part you want to have treated. Laser hair removal cost is calculated based on the full procedure, meaning the more surface area, the larger the dollar figure. For example, your legs will cost more than your underarms. You might also pay more if your hair is thicker and coarser in the targeted body part. Finally, the laser hair removal price tag can vary depending on the selected hair removal system. If you choose to buy a home laser hair removal kit, you’ll pay one flat fee and can use it on as many body parts as you want. Home laser hair removal systems generally cost around $400. On average, treating one body part at a professional laser hair removal technician office will cost around $500, so count on spending a few thousand (at least) if you want to target your entire body. You may consider starting with one body part and returning to the technician for more treatments as you increase your savings.
Determine your fixed expenses and cut back on non-essentials
If you’ve never sat down to make a budget before, there’s no time like the present. Start by writing your income in one column. Next, begin totaling your fixed expenses. These are things you know you’ll have to pay for every month such as rent, car insurance, student loans, gym membership fees and any other recurring payments you have. Then begin estimating other necessary expenses that might vary from month to month – for example your grocery, gas or electric bill. If you aren’t sure how much money you are spending on something, keep track over the next month and use that number as your estimate. Once you add up your fixed and variable expenses, you can subtract it from your income. This gives you an amount you can use towards spending money and savings. Look long and hard at this number to realistically determine if you can afford to start putting a fixed amount into a special savings account specifically to cover laser hair removal cost. Putting away only $50 a month would give you $600 by the end of the year, giving you enough in savings for one complete laser hair removal session or to purchase an at-home system.
Track expenses and find places to save
Once you’ve made a budget, you’ll want to track your expenses. If you seem to be spending too much in a particular area, for example, food and drinks, you’ll know that you need to cut back. Look specifically for things that you could live without – for example, cutting that daily $3 latte habit down to one a week would save you $72 a month and $864 in a year!
Save and wait
Once you have your budget in place, start saving your money. Putting it into a savings account, instead of leaving it in your checking account, might remove the temptation to use it on other items. You can begin shopping around for the best laser hair removal price as you build your savings. Read reviews online and compare prices. Before long you’ll have enough saved to start your laser hair removal treatment and you’ll be on your way to enjoying permanent hair removal results!
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Shannon began A Girl’s Gotta Spa! beauty blog in 2005 to morph her love of beauty and in educating women on what truly works and what does not. In 2013 she launched a bath and body line as an extention of the beauty blog. One thing she always has on her at all times? Lip balm.