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What Should I Expect During Hair Removal Laser Treatment?

We are often asked what to expect during a typical laser hair removal session and how to prepare. There are certain steps you should take prior to your hair removal laser treatment session. It is recommended that you avoid sun exposure for at least two weeks before your laser hair removal appointment as UV rays can make the procedure less effective or cause side effects such as burning or hyperpigmentation. You should also avoid other forms of hair removal such as waxing or plucking for four weeks prior to your hair removal laser treatment sessions as this can interfere with how well the laser targets the follicles and reduce the overall effectiveness.

During your laser hair removal appointment, one of our experienced technicians will first assess the area being treated and discuss the procedure. Depending on the size and location of the area being treated, it may be necessary to apply topical numbing cream prior to starting the procedure for increased comfort during treatment sessions. Your technician will then put on goggles and use the FDA cleared CANDELA medical laser that emits pulses from focused laser beams onto targeted areas.

After the hair removal laser treatment process, you may experience some redness or swelling which typically subsides within several hours after the session. Most body areas require an average of eight sessions to achieve optimal results. Upon checkout, you will be scheduled for your next laser hair removal session.

When it comes to permanent hair removal, Manhattan Laser Centers is the premier laser hair removal center serving New York City and surrounding areas. We’ve earned the reputation for providing the best hair removal treatment because of our experience, compassion, and care we take with each and every client. We can perform laser hair removal on a single body are (i.e., chin, bikini, etc.) or large areas (i.e., full legs laser, full body hair removal). Give us a call to schedule your appointment today!