Laser Hair Removal for Beginners: Everything you Need to Know

Body hair is perfectly natural, but it can have a major impact on our self-image.

And, to make matters worse, common hair removal tactics like shaving, waxing, and tweezing can be painful, time-consuming, and tedious.

If you’re tired of spending hours removing hair only for it to grow back in a matter of days, a long-term solution like laser hair removal might be for you.

Here, we introduce laser hair removal services and answer important questions including how long the effects last, and the cost. Let’s start with the basics.

How does laser hair removal work?

Laser hair removal is an FDA-approved cosmetic treatment that uses a single collimated beam of light (i.e., a laser beam)  to remove unwanted hair.

Your hair grows out of a tube-shaped sac called a follicle and contains a hair color pigment called melanin. When a laser beam is used for hair removal, this melanin absorbs the light energy and converts it into heat, which then damages the follicle and prevents future hair growth.

Laser treatments are quite convenient because:

  1. The effects can be targeted to specific areas of your body.
  2. Large amounts of hair can be removed in a very short time.

That being said, complete hair removal isn’t instantaneous and can require multiple sessions.

With the advances in medical laser technology, laser treatments are generally considered safe. Still, they can produce minor side effects like swelling, redness, and discomfort, which usually last for one to three days in most cases.

If this is your first time trying a laser hair removal service, here are some simple do’s and don’ts:

  • Always disclose your relevant medical history, especially any medications you might be taking, during the treatment planning stage to avoid any unforeseen side effects.
  • Always check the credentials of your technician before starting treatment.
  • Avoid sun tanning, spray tans and self tanners at least two weeks prior to treatment.
  • Avoid using other hair removal methods like plucking, threading  and waxing before and between treatment sessions.
  • Avoid exercise, hot showers, swimming, or saunas for 24 hours after the treatment not to cause excess irritation after the treatment.
  • Allow 14 days after the treatment date for the hair to fully shed from the hair follicles.
  • Always make sure to communicate any doubts, queries, or concerns to your technician to prevent any misunderstandings or misinformation.


Is laser hair removal permanent?

The effects of laser hair removal vary from person to person. Some people may experience near-permanent hair removal effects, whereas others may experience a gradual reduction in the amount and thickness of hair growth over time.

Usually, the effects of laser hair removal are a permanent reduction of hair.

How long does laser hair removal last?

The amount of time it takes for your hair to grow back (if it does) depends on a variety of factors like:

  • The location (body part) of hair growth
  • The hair removal method
  • The color, thickness, and growth rate of the hair
  • The stage of hair growth

It is generally recommended to plan on doing a touch up session once a year to maintain the results after a course of laser hair removal sessions.

Another major factor that could influence your decision to try laser hair removal is the impact on your finances.

Laser hair removal prices

To assist you in making an informed choice, here’s a rundown of the prices for our most popular packages by gender and body part.

When you opt for 6 laser hair removal sessions from Laser by Monica, we’ll only charge you for 5! In the long term, it may even work out cheaper than monthly salon waxing sessions.

For women:


Service Cost For 6 Sessions Price Per Session
Full arms $875 $175
Half arms $750 $150
Underarms $375 $75



Service Cost For 6 Sessions Price Per Session
Full face $1000 $200
Lip $375 $75
Chin $375 $75



Service Cost For 6 Sessions Price Per Session
Brazilian $750 $150
Bikini $375             $75
Half legs $1000 $200


 For men:

Body & Face

Service Cost For 6 Sessions Price Per Session
Back/Shoulders $1500 $300
Chest/Abs $1500 $300
Ear $400 $80
Front of Neck $625 $125


Why Laser By Monica is an excellent choice for your hair removal needs

Laser by Monica offers reasonably priced high-quality laser hair removal services based on your personal needs.

Not only do we prioritize your comfort, but we also design the treatment according to your skin type for the best results. Our commitment to personalized treatment makes our laser hair removal services the best in NYC.

For more information or useful tips, visit our laser hair removal guide. For a customized experience if you’re in the Manhattan area, schedule an appointment today.

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