Over the weekend, I had a free consultation with a laser hair removal center. I blogged about my need for this (sorry guys!), and that if I ever had "extra" money, I would like to do this. No, I don't have extra money. But I did see an ad for "up to 70% off" so I thought I would at least check it out. It was a free consult...so nothing lost.
Per my previous research...I knew I was considered an excellent candidate for it (very dark hair, light skin). I just needed to know the price and the details.
Although the hair is "gone" about 1.5 weeks after the first treatment, it takes a total of 9 sessions to make sure it is really GONE. It is a 2 year process (a few months between sessions). And each session has a fixed price. They have packages for certain areas, or you can have individual areas done (for example...upper and lower leg may be a package, but you can opt for one or the other).
For the package deal for what I was looking at......with the coupon (which was only 50%; the 70% was if you got 3 packages).....was about $3600.
Yeah....that isn't happening. They offer financing at 0% for 24 months through Chase (basically a health related credit card), and it was almost 30% interest (retroactive of course) if you don't make your payments. It comes out to about $160 a month.
Again....not in the budget. The girl tried hard....said they could get it down to $128 a month.....yeah, still not happening.
At least I know now. Groupon sometimes has a 6 session package for one small area that MAYBE I would consider at some point down the line. But for now....it is put to bed.