Manhattan Aesthetics

Is Laser Hair Removal Really Permanent?

It’s one of the most common questions surrounding laser hair removal treatments: is the hair gone for good? The answer is it depends on the individual and the laser used to treat them. At Manhattan Aesthetics, we use the latest laser technologies for the most comprehensive laser hair removal treatments possible.

Laser Hair Removal New York City

*Individual results may vary.

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Hair exists in 3 stages: active growth, transition, and dormant. Laser hair removal works only on follicles in the active growth phase, which is the reason we recommend multiple treatments. As hair enters the active stage, we’re able to damage the follicle, creating a cumulative shedding effect the more treatments you have.

 The type of hair determines the type of laser. At Manhattan Aesthetics, we use the most advanced cosmetic lasers available in New York: the Diode, Alexandrite, and YAG lasers. This means we cover Fitzpatrick skin tone classifications 1-6, which makes nearly everyone a possible candidate for laser hair removal in our clinic. The Alexandrite laser energy is more suited for lighter skin tones, while the YAG laser targets unwanted hair on darker or tanned skin. The Diode laser treats medium to olive skin tones.

Am I a Good Candidate?

The array of lasers we use makes it possible for us to treat unwanted hair on nearly anyone, so if you’re seeking laser hair removal, you may be a good candidate. Schedule a consultation to find out for sure.

What are Laser Hair Removal Treatments Like?

Patients often ask how painful laser hair removal is, and for some, it’s quite painful, like a rubber band snapping on the skin. For others, it’s barely irritating, a mere tingling sensation. We offer topical numbing cream upon request, then choose the appropriate laser type for your specific skin and hair types. The handpiece passes directly over the treatment area, damaging follicles at the root so they shed, leaving you with finer, less noticeable hair. Depending on the size or number of treatment areas, your procedure may be as quick as 10 minutes, or as long as an hour.


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.

Downtime and Results

There’s no downtime to laser hair removal, but we do recommend aloe vera applications and copper moisturizers to pamper the treatment area for 1-2 hours after your session. Avoid sun and tanning bed exposure for 2 weeks before and after your treatments.

You can expect an 85% reduction in hair growth at the end of your treatments, and many patients require up to 6 sessions on the body or 8 for facial treatments. Some of our patients reach 99% hair reduction. Due to future hormone changes, it’s possible new follicles will grow, but we offer touch-up sessions as needed.

At Manhattan Aesthetics, all our procedures are performed by a board-certified physician or trained medical aesthetician supervised closely by our world-renowned medical director. Our skilled team is experts, and we’re passionate about new and innovative ways to enhance the beauty and treat the whole person, not just the body part. We’ve developed a reputation for being industry leaders and delivering real, measurable results, and we’d love to share that passion and expertise with you. Your satisfaction and comfort are our highest priorities for any treatment you seek.


*Individual results may vary.

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.