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What to Expect After Laser Hair Removal

Razor burn. Bristles that reappear in just a day or two. Ingrown hairs, nicks, and so many razors and cans of shaving cream. These are the hassles of hair removal for countless people. With laser hair removal at Manhattan Aesthetics, you can leave it all behind!

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Laser hair removal uses advanced laser technology to damage hair follicles, causing them to stop producing hair. It has become a popular alternative to shaving and waxing since it’s less uncomfortable, has fewer side effects, and has long-lasting results for more permanent hair removal.

You can have laser hair removal almost anywhere you have unwanted hair. Common treatment areas include facial hair and body hair on the legs, underarms, and bikini lines. The procedure usually takes an hour or less, depending on the treatment area. One of our doctors or licensed medical aestheticians will move the laser device over your skin. It will deliver pulses of laser energy that target the melanin in your hair, damaging the follicles so that they no longer produce hair.

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*individual results may vary.

Does Laser Hair Removal Hurt?

Laser hair removal at Manhattan Aesthetics is quick, effective, and pain-free! We can provide a topical numbing cream to maximize your comfort. Typically, patients only feel some warmth or a mild “snapping” sensation. 

After the procedure, side effects are minimal. Cool compresses and gentle moisturizers can help relieve any discomfort. The treated skin may look and feel like a mild sunburn, with mild redness and swelling. You’ll need to void sun exposure and moisturize the area for a few days while it heals. Otherwise, patients can resume their usual routine immediately after treatment.

How Many Sessions of Laser Hair Removal Will I Need?

Since laser hair removal can only target follicles that are in their growth phase, it takes multiple treatments to address all the hair follicles in the targeted area. You’ll see improved hair reduction after each subsequent treatment. We generally recommend six to eight sessions for optimal laser hair removal results.


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.

How Long Does Laser Hair Removal Last?

Once you achieve your desired results from laser hair removal, you’ll be able to enjoy them for several months. Laser hair removal lasts for several months for most people. Others may enjoy hair-free smoothness for years after their treatment. You can come back for maintenance sessions as needed.

Am I a Good Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?

If you’re tired of shaving, waxing, or tweezing your unwanted hair, it may be time to try laser hair removal. Manhattan Aesthetics offers this treatment with cutting-edge technology so we can provide optimal results for almost any patient. Laser hair removal is most effective for those with light skin and dark hair, but our experienced providers can treat most skin tone and hair color combinations.


*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.