How Much Does Laser Hair Removal Cost?
For many, their least favorite grooming chore is hair removal. Shaving, waxing, and plucking all take time and have varying degrees of pain. However, many think the cost of laser hair removal is greater, so they simply endure. With regular hair removal methods averaging a lifetime cost between $5,000-$7,000 or more, laser hair removal at Manhattan Aesthetics is a better investment than you think.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
The key to successful laser hair removal is matching the laser’s wavelengths of light and pulse duration to the pigment (melanin) in the hair while avoiding affecting similar pigment in the skin. At Manhattan Aesthetics, we use three types of laser to accommodate patients of any skin type and hair color. The Nd:YAG laser is best for patients with darker skin while the Alexandrite laser is designed for patients with light hair color and pale skin. Diode lasers are safe on darker skin types and are ideal for thick, coarse hair, so they are a favorite of men. After selecting the appropriate handpiece, wavelength, and calibration, your Manhattan Aesthetics provider passes the handpiece directly over the treatment area, where hair in the active growth phase absorbs it, damaging the follicle so it will shed.
Am I a Good Candidate?
Your candidacy is best determined with an in-person consultation, but most people qualify for laser hair removal regardless of their Fitzpatrick skin tone level with the right lasers. At the time of your consultation, you’ll learn the process and how many treatments your particular unwanted hair will require for successful removal.
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What are Treatments Like?
Most modern day lasers have safety cooling tips designed to minimize skin discomfort and the risk of burning. Many patients liken the sensation to a rubber band snapping against the skin, and we offer topical anesthetic cream for your comfort. Smaller areas only take 5-10 minutes while larger areas like the legs can require an hour to complete.
Downtime and Results
With laser hair removal, there’s little downtime. However, precautions like avoiding sun exposure or tanning of any kind, foregoing exfoliating until after the hair sheds, and taking a 24-hour break from strenuous exercise are strongly urged.
Laser hair removal achieves at least an 85% reduction in unwanted hair, and many of our patients have as much as 99% reduction. Results vary from patient to patient, and sometimes hormone changes can cause regrowth. It’s nothing a touch-up session can’t fix. Treatments target unwanted hair only in the active growth phase, so 6-8 sessions are necessary to remove as much hair as possible. Most patients notice significant reduction after 3 visits.
Downtime and Results
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average cost of laser hair removal is $429. However, costs vary widely depending on your treatment area. Legs will cost more than underarms or bikini lines. Averages by body part are:
Face and neck: $600-$900
Bikini area: $350-$500
Lower legs: $600-$850
At Manhattan Aesthetics, all laser treatments are performed by a board certified physician or medical aesthetician under the guidance of our world-renowned medical director. Say goodbye to unwanted hair for a lifetime of silky smooth skin.
Take the First Step - Request A Consultation
Ready to learn more about laser hair removal treatments? 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.