Manhattan Aesthetics

Am I a Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal is a revolutionary treatment that is used to take care of any unwanted hair on your body. It is a far more effective and permanent method of hair removal when compared with traditional razors or waxing. Treatments are swift, meaning you can have all of your hair removed in a matter of minutes. What’s more, you don’t have to deal with ingrown hairs or razor burn – not to mention the pain associated with waxing!

At Manhattan Aesthetics, we see a range of candidates come through for our state-of-the-art laser hair removal treatment. If you’re sick of the other time-consuming and ineffective ways of removing hair, it could be right for you.

Laser hair removal New York City

*individual results may vary.

About Laser Hair Removal

This procedure is 100% non-invasive and uses laser technology to destroy your hair follicles. A qualified doctor will use top-of-the-range cosmetic lasers that are directed onto your body. The heat from the lasers will create an energy source that gets absorbed by the hair follicles. In turn, this heat energy becomes too much for the follicle to bear, and it will basically burn away. The follicle is now permanently damaged, so the hair can’t regrow. 

You will notice results after the first treatment, but multiple bookings are required to see the full effects. Around 4-6 separate sessions are recommended to permanently remove your hair. This is because the hair growth cycle means that laser hair removal only works at specific stages. Some of your hair is not in the desired stage during the first treatment, so subsequent ones are required to target the follicles that were missed. 

Laser Hair Removal Candidates

Some people are better candidates for laser hair removal than others. This is due to how the laser works and the specific part of the hair follicle they target. The lasers attack the melanin in your hair, which is what gives it its color. Therefore, the ideal candidate will have dark hair. It is also thought that having light skin makes the treatment more effective. Blonde hairs are not as ideal for this treatment since the lasers struggle to target them, so results are not as good. 


Laser hair removal technology is improving all the time, so the results for people with lighter hair are better than they used to be. Still, dark-haired candidates will see the best results. The treatment area will also play a role in determining who is a good candidate. Large areas of your body are better than smaller ones. If you want to remove hair from your legs, back, or arms, this treatment will be perfect. 


Our expert providers here at Manhattan Aesthetics would be happy to meet with you for an in-person consultation.
Simply fill out the form on this page, and one of our trusted staff members will reach out to you promptly to schedule your consultation.

Benefits of Laser Hair Removal

We’ve already discussed some of the main benefits, but laser hair removal is generally the most complete hair removal method. It can help you get rid of your hair on a permanent basis, removing the need to keep shaving or waxing. There’s little to no pain involved. Laser hair removal leaves you with smooth skin without worrying about rashes, razor burn, or ingrown hairs. You simply benefit from a treatment that works and provides hardly any negative side-effects.


*Individual results may vary.

Take the First Step - Request A Consultation

Ready to learn more about laser hair removal? The first step is to come in for an in-person consultation with our expert providers at Manhattan Aesthetics in New York, New York today.

Please fill out the form on this page or call our office during normal business hours at (212) 960-8172.