laser hair removal

There are many myths when it comes to laser hair removal. New York City residents count on Manhattan Laser Centers to be honest, open and transparent.  Let’s take a look at a few of the most common myths associated with laser hair removal.

Laser hair removal only works on light skin

False.  While it is true that intense pulsed light (IPL) is not ideal for dark skin tones, medical lasers can effectively and safely treat darker hair and skin. Beware of laser hair removal providers that claim to use lasers but really treat the area with IPL. Manhattan Laser Centers uses the FDA cleared CANDELA medical lasers for all laser hair removal treatments.

Laser hair removal is primarily for women

False.  We have an excellent track record of treating both men and women!  If you happen to have thick hair it is not a problem because thicker hair actually responds much faster to medical laser treatments.  When it comes to laser hair removal, NYC men and women prefer Manhattan Laser Centers.  We are gender agnostic and an official LGBTQ friendly zone.

Laser hair removal is not safe

False.  Treatments performed by a qualified clinician using a true medical laser are very safe and effective.  Beware of laser hair removal providers that do not use true medical lasers or have untrained staff performing the treatments.

Next month, we will cover three more myths associated with laser hair removal.  NYC trusts Manhattan Laser Centers to provide the highest quality laser hair removal with true medical lasers.  Summer is just around the corner.  Give us a call to make your appointment today!

laser hair removal nyc

We are taking time to answer some of the most common questions people have about laser hair removal.  New York City has many providers to choose from and it is important to select one who is knowledgeable and experienced.  Manhattan Laser Centers uses true medical lasers for laser hair removal.  NYC practices that use intense pulsed light (IPL) often falsely claim to use medical lasers.

Let’s take a look at some common questions people have about laser hair removal:

What is the difference between laser hair removal and electrolysis?

Electrolysis treats one hair at a time.  Medical laser hair removal can treat multiple hairs with each laser pulse.  Electrolysis is usually pretty painful and takes much longer than medical laser hair removal.  NYC residents and those in surrounding areas choose Manhattan Laser Centers because we use true medical lasers.

Is laser hair removal safe?

Laser hair removal using true medical lasers is not only effective, but safe.  Manhattan Laser Centers is the preferred choice when seeking medical hair removal in New York City because we use state-of-the-art Candela medical lasers and our staff is highly qualified and experienced.

Does a medical laser emit dangerous radiation?

Absolutely not.  Medical lasers use non-ionizing light, which is completely safe. This should not be confused with ionizing radiation which is often used in x-rays.  Medical lasers do NOT use ionizing radiation.

How long will my laser hair removal session take?

This depends on the area being treated.  Smaller areas such as the lip or chin may take a few minutes.  Larger areas such as the chest or legs will take longer.  We can give you an accurate estimate of time once we evaluate your needs.

When it comes to laser hair removal in New York City, no one can hold a candle to Manhattan Laser Centers.  Schedule your appointment today!

laser hair removal

We find that many people have questions about laser hair removal but are too shy to ask.  Are you interested in learning more about laser hair removal?  New York City has many providers, and you’ll find that Manhattan Laser Centers is one of the few that is open and transparent with our clients. Over the next few months, Manhattan Laser Centers will publish a series of articles designed to answer the questions some people are too shy to ask.

“I have a lot of thick, dark hair.  Will you be able to help?”

Yes, we can help!  We are one of the few laser hair removal centers in New York City that uses a true medical laser.  Medical lasers have been proven effective on all skin types and tones and are also effective in reducing and removing thick, dark hair. In fact, thick hair is actually easier for a medical laser to target and it responds much faster to treatments. Beware of companies who claim to use a medical laser but instead use intense pulsed light (IPL).  IPL’s cannot treat thick hair without risk of burning the skin.

“Can you remove hair from my bikini or private areas?”

Yes, we perform full body laser hair removal for both men and women.  Some NYC customers prefer we treat specific areas (i.e. legs, arms, underarms, lip, chin, back, abdomen, buttocks, thighs, chest, bikini area, and private areas) while others choose to design and customize a full body package.

“Do you work with the LGBTQ communities?”

Absolutely!!!!  At Manhattan Laser Centers, we pride ourselves on being gender agnostic and are an official LGBTQ friendly zone as declared on our Google local business profile. Some laser hair removal centers in NYC are not gender agnostic and will not offer private area treatments to men.

“Can you treat ingrown hairs?”

Yes we can!  Ingrown hairs are a common problem that can be remedied with laser hair removal in just a few sessions.

Next month, we will address more common questions people have about laser hair removal.  Do you live, work or often find yourself in the New York City area?  If so, Manhattan Laser Centers is your one-stop-shop and trusted source for all your laser hair removal needs.  Schedule your appointment today!

laser hair removal

There are many options when it comes to laser hair removal. New York City is one area that is saturated with laser hair removal providers and it is often difficult to discern the differences.  One aspect you should consider is whether the laser hair removal center you are considering in NYC uses true medical lasers or intense pulsed light (IPL).

Manhattan Laser prides itself on being a laser hair removal center that uses a medical laser.  Unfortunately, many so-called laser hair removal centers in NYC say they use “laser” when they really use IPL.  So, what is the difference between medical laser hair removal and IPL?  Let’s take a closer look:

Light Source

Unlike many laser hair removal centers in New York City, when you choose Manhattan Laser Centers, your treatments will be conducted by a professional using a true medical laser.  Medical lasers use laser technology to permanently remove hair.  IPL, on the otherhand, uses broad-spectrum light which does not permanently remove hair and is considered an alternative to waxing.

Hair Root

Destroying the hair root is key when it comes to successful laser hair removal.  Medical lasers kill the hair root while IPL deals with only the fine hairs on the surface.


Medical lasers are a medical technology and require licensing. IPL’s are for spa’s and don’t require licensing.

Skin Tone

IPL can ONLY be used on very, very light skin with very fine hair, otherwise it will burn the skin in the process.  Medical lasers, however, can be used for laser hair removal on all skin tones and hair textures.

When it comes to laser hair removal in NYC, Manhattan Laser Centers has you covered. We are FDA cleared and use medical lasers by Candela. In addition to or as an alternative to full laser hair removal, we can also reduce or re-design body and facial hair and eliminate ingrown hairs.  If you live, work or are visiting New York City, Manhattan or any of the surrounding areas, give us a call today!