Remove unwanted body hair for all skin types
Manhattan Laser Spa is committed to excellence in Laser Hair Removal and Laser Treatment Services. Excess body or facial hair can be a problem for both women and men. Frequent hair removal chores including shaving, depilatories, plucking, and waxing are time-consuming, often painful, and always inconvenient. At best, they offer only temporary results, for some only a few hours. Laser technology has brought us a better way, a safe, long-lasting way to remove unwanted hair from any part of the body, leaving skin feeling smooth and healthy.
A laser hair removal procedure can be a short as a few minutes or take an hour or more, depending on the size of the area being treated and density of hair growth. It is entirely safe and generally painless, with the laser selectively targeting the hair follicle without damage to the skin. Because laser treatment destroys only the hair follicle during its growth cycle, having no effect on the follicles that are dormant at the time of treatment.
Must avoid waxing, plucking, threading or electrolysis of the hair for 4-6 weeks prior to treatment.
Avoid the sun exposure for 4-6 weeks prior to treatment.
The treatment area needs to be shaved to skin level and be fully washed off and has no makeup, creams, etc.
We do not recommend to have laser treatments if you are on medications such as Accutane, Retin-A, Gold Therapy etc, at present or within the past 6 months. These medications and several others, can make your skin susceptible to damage from the laser. The list of the aforementioned medications is available upon request.
Laser treatments can not be given during your pregnancy!
- Keep the treatment area clean;
- Use tepid water for bath or shower with gentle wash.
- Avoid shaving the treated area for at least 4 days after treatment.
- Do not wax, pluck, thread or use depilatories between laser sessions, only shave if necessary.
- Avoid sun exposure for at least 3 weeks after treatment. Protect the area with a sunscreen of higher than SPF 30, and protect the skin from developing hyper-pigmentation marks.
- Avoid any irritating medications or chemicals, such as Retin-A, Benzoyl peroxide, glycolic acid or astringents.
- After the treatment, the treated area may become pink, red, inflamed, or even blistered and may last several hours to several days, apply the ice, cooling gels, Hydrocortisone or Neosporin to relief.
Before and After
*Results and patient experience may vary.
*Results and patient experience may vary.
Laser Hair Removal F.A.Qs
Q: Is electrolysis the same as laser hair removal?
A:Electrolysis can achieve the same mission- to destroy the unwanted hair, but can only zap one hair at a time with a tiny needle and electrical current. Laser technology on the other hand, can cover larger areas of the face and body, such as the entire bikini area. Laser technology can zap many hairs with a strong beam of light while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged.
Q: Is laser hair removal completely permanent?
A: Most experts would agree that laser hair removal when performed correctly, is effective and permanent. There may be minimal regrowth over the years requiring a yearly touch-up. The more pigment the hair(darker) has, the better and quicker the results will be. The energy created by the laser hunts down the pigment in the “root” of the hair and heats up the follicle.
Q: Are both women and men both candidates for laser hair removal?.
A: Yes. Laser hair removal zaps unwanted hair commonly found in these areas- face (chin, lip line), underarm, bikini area, legs, stomach, back, buttocks, thighs, neck, chest, arms and toes.
Q: How many laser treatments will I need to see results?
A: Hair grows in cycles, so several sessions placed apart allow all the hair in the targeted zone to be destroyed. Most patients require at least 6-8 treatments spaced 8-12 weeks apart.
Q: Is laser hair removal painful?
A: Most patients describe the laser experience like a rubber band snapping against the skin for a quick second. An anesthetic cream like EMLA can be applied to the area where hair is being removed before the procedure, although most patients do not require a numbing cream.
Q: Are there any risks or side effects to laser hair removal?
A: A patient might feel itchiness, tingling and see redness or a little swelling at the lasered site for a couple of days, however side effects like scab formation, bruising or temporary pigment change are rarely seen. If the incorrect laser type or setting was used, then these side effects could develop.
Q: What are the most popular areas for laser hair removal?
A: On women, it is facial hair and bikini line, and on men it is back hair.
Q: Is there any downtime to laser hair removal?
A: No. It is a non-invasive treatment; laser hair removal is a lunch-time cosmetic procedure. There is no recovery time, and patients can return to work or play immediately.
Q: How do I prepare for laser hair removal?
A: First, seek out a trusted and licensed dermatologist or esthetician who will explain each step of the removal procedure. Next, most laser experts prefer that you shave the day of your treatment. The less hair that is on the surface of the skin, the more energy that can be delivered into the source of the hair follicle. Shaving the day of the procedure will only increase the efficacy of the laser.
Q: What does laser hair removal cost?
A: The cost per session varies depending on the city you live in and clinic you visit. Generally speaking, the upper lip could cost between $50 and $150.