Manhattan Aesthetics

How Long Does Laser Hair Removal Last?

Laser hair removal is a totally non-invasive procedure designed to remove hair from your body. It is one of the best hair removal processes around, offering minimal irritation and exceptional results. This treatment is often classified as permanent or semi-permanent due to how long hair stays removed from your body. Results vary from person to person, but it certainly provides longer-lasting results than both waxing and shaving.

Laser Hair Removal New York City

*individual results may vary.

Benefits of Laser Hair Removal

The benefits of laser hair removal are clear for all to see after a few treatments! Your skin will be much smoother as you have got rid of unwanted hair. There’s also less risk of irritation, with some slight redness showing straight after the treatment, and that’s it. If you shave or wax, you tend to end up with rashes, ingrown hairs, or razor burn. Laser hair removal is also painless, making it far better than waxing. Overall, you benefit from near-permanent hair removal that requires zero effort on your behalf and few side effects.

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

This treatment revolutionized hair removal when it was first introduced. It consists of some short and pain-free sessions using special lasers on your skin. At Manhattan Aesthetics, we currently use the Diode, Alexandrite, and YAG lasers to ensure the best outcome every single time. 


The process begins as you lie down and get into a relaxed position. From here, your practitioner will calibrate the laser device based on your skin tone, hair color, and hair thickness. It is passed over the treatment area, damaging the hair follicles. The damage is caused by heat energy from the lasers, which looks to target hairs in the growing stage. By destroying the follicles, it stops the hair from growing back. Repeat treatments are required as only a small percentage of hairs are in the growing stage at once. Therefore, consistent treatments get most of your hair and stop them from returning.

Is It Permanent?

Due to the way this treatment works, it can offer permanent effects for some people. Laser hair removal gets rid of hairs at the root, so it will take a very long time for them to grow back. Some people don’t see any regrowth in certain areas, while others only witness it after a few years. Manhattan Aesthetics offers regular touch-up appointments when required, ensuring you see near-permanent results for the rest of your life.


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.

Am I a Good Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?

People with dark hair and light skin are the best candidates for this treatment. Laser hair removal targets the melanin in your hair, which is what gives it its color. Light hair has lower levels of melanin, so the laser struggles to target it. You can still see results with lighter hair, but it will take longer and might not be as permanent. 

Lighter skin also seems to help, but that doesn’t mean you should avoid this treatment if you have dark skin. Feel free to speak with a specialist at Manhattan Aesthetics today to determine if it will work on your skin tone


*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.