Frequently Asked Questions

  • How does a medical laser remove hair?

    Medical lasers use wavelengths of light to destroy the hair shaft without damaging the surrounding skin.  Inferior technology such as pulsed light (often found in spa settings) do not go as deep as medical lasers and are not effective on darker skin.

  • What areas of the body are you able to perform laser hair removal?

    Manhattan Laser Centers of NYC can perform laser hair removal for full body, as well as separate area including underarms, legs, arms, chest, bikini area, lip, chin, back, abdomen, buttocks, thighs, chest and private areas.

  • Is laser hair removal safe?

    Absolutely!  Manhattan Laser Centers of NYC has been in business more than 15+ years.  We use only state-of-the-art Candela medical lasers.  Additionally, all of our staff are highly experienced and qualified.

  • How much time will each session take?

    A session can take as little as a few minutes or as long as an hour or more, especially in the cases of laser hair removal for full body.  It all depends on the part(s) of the body being treated and density of hair being removed.

  • How long should I wait between sessions?

    Depending on the area, we generally recommend four to six weeks.

  • How will I look between sessions?

    Your hair roots will fall out approximately one week after your session.  Your skin will be smooth and you will look naturally hair free.

  • Is laser hair removal permanent?

    Yes.  The hair that is removed during your session will not grow back. It takes multiple sessions to achieve perfection.

  • How many sessions do I need to achieve smooth skin?

    While every person is different, we find most people need eight sessions.  Some areas may respond much sooner, while other areas may need additional treatment.

  • Do I need to come during a certain season or time of year?

    Our medical lasers are suitable for all seasons. Unlike inferior technologies, our lasers can treat tanned skin and clients are able to continue treatments throughout summer.

  • When can I return to normal activities.

    You can return to normal activities immediately.

  • Do you treat all ethnicities?

    Yes!  Unlike inferior technologies, our medical lasers can treat all skin types and complexions. We welcome people from all ethnicities and countries around the globe.