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How Many Sessions for Laser Hair Removal?

If you have unwanted hair on your face or body, laser hair removal can free you from shaving, waxing, or other methods. You can achieve smooth, hair-free skin that lasts, saving you time and money over temporary solutions. 

Laser Hair Removal New York City

*individual results may vary.

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

At Manhattan Aesthetics, we have several laser options available to make sure we can treat every skin type and tone as well as almost every hair color. The laser energy causes no damage to the skin. It targets hair follicles. These follicles contain a hair root, and hair gets its color from the pigment melanin. The laser heats up these pigments, shutting down the hair follicle and preventing it from growing hair again. 

How Many Sessions for Laser Hair Removal?

In order to get rid of the maximum amount of hair, most people need six to eight sessions, depending on the area of the body and each individual’s hair. After each session, you will see less and less hair regrowth from the treated follicles. 

Laser hair removal requires several sessions because, during your sessions, some follicles will be in an active, growing state while others will be in a resting state. Resting follicles do not contain any pigment, making them invisible to the laser. When you return for your next treatment, more follicles will have moved to an active state. Treatment allows enough time for all the hair to cycle through its active phase so the laser can treat it

What Results Will I See From Laser Hair Removal?

You will see less hair with each treatment session. Most people achieve at least 85% hair removal, and some may achieve almost completely hair-free skin. Hair that does continue to grow will look finer, softer, and less visible. 

Over time, some follicles may grow hair again. We can easily remove these sparse stray hairs with a short maintenance session. Many people have their results renewed about once per year, making this a long-lasting way to achieve smooth skin. 


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.

Is There Any Downtime with Laser Hair Removal? 

You can resume your usual activities with no downtime after your session. You may notice redness and sensitivity that can last a few days at most. You will need to protect your skin from the sun for at least two weeks by avoiding exposure and wearing dermatologist-approved sunscreen. 

Am I a Good Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?

With our lasers, almost anyone can receive laser hair removal. While other lasers may not work safely on darker skin tones, we can treat all skin types and tones. People with an active skin condition may want to treat this before undergoing laser hair removal. People with very pale blond or white hair may not see optimal results because their hair contains so little pigment. 


*Individual results may vary.


The first step is to come in for an in-person consultation with our expert providers at Manhattan Aesthetics serving Queens, Brooklyn, and the Bronx, New York, and New Jersey. Please fill out the form on this page or call our office during normal business hours at 212-960-8172.

*Individual results may vary.