This past week a friend of mine had the courage to finally ask me, “do you remove all your body hair?” I say courage because we have been going to the gym together for years and I figured he noticed but never brought it up. I guess curiosity finally got the cat.
To answer his question, I casually told him, yes I have pretty much lasered my whole body. He didn’t seem phased by it, rather he asked, “why”. I told him I prefer it that way. He was cool with the answer and the conversation stopped there.
That said, as I reflected on the discussion, I was thinking to myself, why did I spend years shaving and ultimately thousands of dollar on laser hair removal. I came up with 3 answers:
1) I prefer it
Ever since I started growing pubic hair, I shaved it off. I simply prefer to be hairless. Nothing beats the feeling, as far as I am concerned.
2) Its more comfortable
I prefer the comfort of not having body hair. When I wear clothes, I like the feel of my body better under the clothes, when I sweat I find not having body hair easier to manage and when I have to go in for needles (unfortunately I get a lot of them) not having any body hair makes the removal of band aids much easier.
3) I got addicted to removing my body hair
I started removing only my armpit and pubic hair and that eventually led to legs, arms, chest, back, buttocks, feet, etc. I hear that when people start with tattoos that you can get addicted to it, well in my case, hair removal become an addiction. I couldn’t stop when I started.
Point #3 is my only word of caution. If you start you may not finish until it is all gone. Just saying.
One common question that seems to float around the Internet is how long does it take to do complete body hair removal on a man. My marathon first session was 3.5 hours and it included the following areas:
Brazilian including the perianal area
My take after the first session? I love the results, they are pretty good and the technician that I went to is really good. The problem is that with this long of a time frame you eventually run out of things to talk about. The second problem with this time is that it is very tiring. You are either laying on your back or your stomach the whole time which after a couple of hours of snapping pain it becomes quite tiring. The technician was really good. I could tell she was getting tired from standing, but she held in there. For the most part everything seems to go quite quick, the area of the body that took the longest and in my opinion the mostÂ tediousÂ was the legs, they just seemed to go on forever.
Would I do this again. Short-answer is that I have one more session like this booked. Then I plan on breaking out the legs and doing themÂ separately. Two reasons for this; the first is that the schedule for legs, according to my tech, is every 8-weeks while the rest of the areas is recommended 4-6 weeks and the second reason is that the legs take about a little over an hour, so they themselves are the biggest chunk to the full body.
If you have done full body or a large portion of your body, I would love to hear your experience
We decided over the weekend to conduct a search on the number of businesses that list “full body” laser hair removal and the prices to get a nose to the toes type service. Many sites will break down all the body parts, so you can build your own pricing package, but we wanted to feature the sites that give a simple, full body laser hair removal price.
By no means is this a complete list, so if you know of a clinic that offers this service, please add it to the comments section. We will continue to add more sites to this list.
Brazilya Laser (Calgary, Alberta) – price list
Full body – $2499 per session or $9996 for 5-sessions
They offer this service for both men and women
Revita Medispa (London, Ontario) – price list
Full body – $2500 per session
Based on their website we believe this service would be offered to both men and women. They clearly state they do male brazilians ($375 per session) so we have no reason to believe they would not do full male body hair removal.
LightTouch Laser Clinic (Toronto, Oakville, Mississauga) – price list (specials page)
Full body – $999 (although they claim this to be a special, they don’t list their regular price). If somebody knows the regular price, please let us know.
They offer this service for both men and women
Ethos The Spa (London, Ontario) – price list
$2000 per session
They list only women in the full body pricing. On the male side they have a price list for brazilian ($325) compared to female brazilian ($125) so likely full male laser hair removal would be higher in price
Vanish Laser and Beauty (Surrey, BC) – price list
$300 per session for women and $375 per session for men
If anybody has gone to this clinic we would like to hear feedback. Their price list seems incredibly low.
Stars and Rockets (Mississauga) – price list (special page)
$1999 per session (this is a special until the end of April. The site does not list its regular price for this service
On the site they don’t highlight whether this is for men and women, therefore, the price listed for sure is women.
Genesis Laser Renewal (Keswick, Ontario) – price list
$1300 for the first session and $1000 for each follow-up session. Their site claims men and women, but the price list does not explicitly say whether this price is for women only.
Assara Laser Cosmetic Services (New York, NY) – price list
$599 per month for full body laser hair removal. This price is for women
They have a separate section for men, however, they don’t list their prices.
Strawberry Fields Spa & Wellness (Toronto) – price list
$1320 per session for women and $1700 per session for men.
We reviewed this business in another post on getting a male brazilian in Toronto and where frustrated that this business does not list the individual pricing for male brazilians, yet they claim full body on men.
Clearstone Laser Hair Removal (Houston, TX) – price list
Starting at $1300 for full body. Based on their individual price lists, they would offer this service for men and women.
Seasons Aesthetics & Spa (Markam, Ontario) – price list
$999 per session starting price. We believe this price would only be for women as their do not mention any specific men’s services on their price list.
Skin Matters Med Spa (Atlanta, GA) – price list
$1250 per session or package price of $7500 (we think the package price is more than 6 sessions, otherwise you are prepaying the full per session price). Also, we don’t find any reference that their services are for men, so we believe this pricing is women only.
Aesthetic Laser and Skin (Puyallup, WA) – price list
$900 per session or completely unlimited for $8700. We believe this pricing is for women, but they do offer male laser hair removal services.
What does it cost for full body laser hair removal in Canada? We have scoured the Internet (okay – actually conducted some searches using Google and Yellow Pages Canada) to find local businesses who list their price for full body laser hair removal. In our journey of finding this information, we did not add up the entire body elements from the site, rather we looked for businesses who explicitly offer this service and disclose the pricing. What really sucked is that we actually did not find a lot of sites that actually contained this information.
If you know of other sites, or have completed full body laser hair removal in Canada, please post a comment – we would like to add more to this list.