Laser Hair Removal in NYC
Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is an FDA approved process by which a beam of light targets hair follicles and destroys them so that they become incapable of growing hair. Through this process, the laser light destroys multiple hair follicles simultaneously. It is considered the fastest, most convenient way to reduce hair growth on the body, and works on any hair you want to remove.
This procedure, done in a safe and effective manner, has been shown to greatly increase self-confidence, cut down on grooming time and offer years of enjoyment free of waxing, depilating, epilating, shaving, tweezing and other non-permanent methods of hair removal. Laser hair removal is perfect for all areas of the body, including:
- Upper lip
- Bikini line
- Full Brazillian
And more. At Laser By Monica, our laser hair removal goes beyond removing unwanted hair. We strive to create a personalized treatment that clients can feel comfortable with, knowing that it is suited specifically for their unique needs.
WHAT TO EXPECT
At Laser By Monica, we believe that the best laser hair removal treatments are produced following three basic guidelines:
- Client comfort and safety first
- Unconditionally well-maintained top of the line equipment
- A continued desire for excellence in everything we do and every treatment we perform
Over the course of several treatments, we work to significantly reduce, if not eliminate altogether, the growth of unwanted hair. We never use IPL (Intense Pulse Light) technology as we do not consider this as effective as lasers for hair removal. In maintaining client expectations, we only use the most effective true laser technology.
Every treatment we perform is a detail-oriented service that not only removes hair but aims to create a natural look that “blends” in with the rest of the body.
We take pride in providing a concierge service, treating clients in New York City, Manhattan, Murray Hill, and surrounding areas. We offer our clients optimal results in a private environment with one of the most experienced NYS certified laser hair removal specialists.
The best laser hair removal treatments are a mix of having a skilled esthetician and a high quality, state of the art laser.
At Laser by Monica, our laser is specifically selected to able to treat both men and women of all skin types safely, using dual-wavelength lasers that have both a 755 Alexandrite for lighter to medium skin, and a 1064 Yag for medium to darker skin. All skin types, regardless of color, can receive safe, effective treatments that greatly reduce hair growth.
FREQUENT QUESTIONS ABOUT LASER HAIR REMOVAL
If you have questions about laser hair removal, we have answers! After years in the business, here’s what we get asked the most:
How do I prepare for laser hair removal?
Shave the targeted area, avoid tanning, and do not take any oral antibiotics for at least two weeks before the appointment. If you have any questions or concerns about getting laser hair removal, let us know! We’ll find a way to provide safe and effective results.
Can I shave right before laser hair removal?
Yes! In fact, you always want to shave before a laser hair removal treatment because the best treatments happen when the hair is as short as possible. The goal is to have the heat penetrate into the hair follicle, not singe the surface.
If you have issues shaving we can discuss them first, but generally, it is best to shave before the treatment.
Is it okay to wax before laser hair removal treatments?
Shaving is recommended, but not waxing. In order for the laser to find the hair in any given area, the dark root needs to be present in the hair bulb. When you pluck or wax, you remove the dark root, which prevents the laser from targeting the hair follicle.
Does laser hair removal hurt more than waxing?
One of my clients once said, “While waxing is like a rip laser hair removal is a pinch.” It really does feel like a rubber band snap. There is mild tingling, but no major discomfort after the session. After many years of treatments, I have had people who are very sensitive to pain and others who are less so. I have never had anyone not be able to go through a treatment, and we can always numb ahead of time to help.
Will laser hair removal make my face red?
Generally, the coarser the hair, the more initial irritation you may have. Usually, this goes down within an hour. The hair on the face is generally much thinner than on legs or bikini, so the redness is relatively mild and makeup may be applied over it rather quickly after the face laser hair removal session. But of course, this is New York; everybody is more concerned with themselves and probably won’t notice anyway!
Is laser hair removal safe?
Laser hair removal, when done by an experienced professional, is a safe and effective treatment. Laser hair removal is safe for legs, underarms, bikini area, and even the face or upper lip.
That said, there are two main contradictions that may constitute your non-treatment for a session.
You must be off oral antibiotics at least two weeks prior to your appointment and
You must not have had sun exposure, a tanning bed session or a spray tan in the area treated for at least two weeks for darker skin tones and four weeks for lighter skin tones.
Ultimately, if for any reason you are deemed not safe to treat that day expect to be rescheduled. I love my clients and I always want them to be safe. My motto is always safety first and results second, no compromising!
Will laser hair removal work on my skin type?
It doesn’t matter what skin type or tone you have as long as the hair is somewhat dark. Red, blonde, and grey hair have less pigment and are not picked up by the laser as easily. If you are unsure if the treatment will work for you it is always best to come in for a consult.
Does laser hair removal work on dark skin tones?
Yes! It may have been different years ago, but with the advent of technology laser hair removal now works well on any skin type regardless of skin tone. The most important indicator of success is no longer the skin tone but the color of the hair to be treated.
What can I expect after my first laser hair removal session?
Depending on the targeted hair and sensitivity of the area, you might experience a little bit of redness or irritation for a few hours. Let us know if you have especially sensitive skin, and we’ll find a solution to help reduce any discomfort.
Does laser hair removal really work?
As long as the hair you are looking to target is dark, laser hair removal offers a permanent reduction of hair. Laser hair removal is not a perfect science, therefore results may vary but generally speaking one can expect a 70 to 80 percent reduction after 6 to 8 treatments.
Book Popular Women's Laser Hair Removal Treatments
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Full Face Laser Hair Removal
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