Laser Hair Removal FAQs: All Your Questions Answered

Laser Hair Removal FAQs: All Your Questions Answered

If you’re thinking about getting laser hair removal, you probably have loads of questions running through your mind. Choosing which laser hair removal treatment is right for you isn’t like choosing a new razor—booking a laser hair removal session is a long-term investment. We’re an NYC laser hair removal spa with over seven years of experience, so we’re here to answer all of your burning questions in a quick blog post: 

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work? 

It’s called laser hair removal for a reason—a laser is used to prevent your hair follicles from growing more hair in a particular area. Essentially, the laser sends a light beam onto the skin. The energy from the light converts to heat; the heat damages hair follicles. This process prevents hair follicles from growing hair! Since the hair follicles are damaged instead of destroyed, laser hair removal is a semi-permanent alternative. It produces longer results than shaving or waxing! 

Are Laser Hair Removal Treatments Safe?

Laser hair removal is a safe, non-invasive way to reduce unwanted hair growth. There’s a common misconception that laser hair removal is invasive because the word ‘laser’ has a negative connotation. While a laser transmits light onto your skin, it’s a non-invasive treatment because an instrument is not inserted into the skin. 

While laser hair removal treatments are safe, a few possible side effects can occur. Most side effects are similar to waxing—like scarring, blisters, and burns. Side effects from laser hair removal are rare, especially when you choose a highly-rated and experienced laser spa. 

Does Laser Removal Hurt?

Many first-time clients are nervous about visiting our NYC laser hair removal spa; the idea of a laser zapping the skin sounds scary to many people. 

Here’s the good news: these same clients are pleasantly surprised by the entire process. Not only are laser hair removal treatments safe, but the treatments don’t necessarily hurt. You will feel minor discomfort—but a lot less discomfort than waxing. Many people claim it feels like a small rubber band is hitting their skin. If you can get through a session of getting your bikini waxed, getting through a laser hair removal session will be like a walk in the park. 

Is Laser Hair Removal Effective? 

No one wants to get a treatment that isn’t effective; we certainly wouldn’t want to offer a hair removal treatment that didn’t work. There’s a reason that the American Society for Dermatology Surgery reports that dermatological surgeons performed nearly half a million laser treatments in 2011 (that number is likely much higher now). 

Controlled clinical trials have shown that lasers are effective when removing unwanted hair. You can expect noticeable results by your third appointment; there will be minimal hair growth (if any) at that time. 

If you’re considering laser hair removal, you’re likely focused on minimizing your hair growth in a particular area. Laser treatments aren’t only effective at removing hair—these treatments are excellent for your skin! Laser hair removal improves skin texture, stimulates tissue growth, and increases collagen production. 

If you’d like to learn more about the benefits and effectiveness of laser hair removal, check out one of our other recent blog posts: Is Laser Hair Removal Effective? The Benefits & How It Compares to Other Hair Removal Methods

How Long Does Laser Removal Last? 

While most people agree that laser hair removal is a more comfortable process than a waxing session, it’s not the reason that people opt for laser hair removal. People choose laser treatments because they offer semi-permanent results, which are much longer than waxing or using a razor. 

So, how many laser hair removal treatments are needed for long-lasting results? Many factors determine the exact number of sessions necessary: the targeted area, your body’s hormones, hair texture, hair color, and even skin color. If you’re a new patient, we’ll discuss the exact number of sessions needed during your free consultation!  

Generally, most patients need anywhere between three to twelve treatments (with a session every two to six weeks). We have some good news—we’re currently offering one-year unlimited laser hair removal deals in NYC.  

Everyone has a unique hair growth cycle that affects the results, but you will see long-lasting results when you follow your dermatologist’s suggestions. 

What’s the Cost of Laser Hair Removal?

The cost of living is already high enough in New York City. At Infinity Laser Spa, we believe you should be able to feel comfortable in your skin without the hefty price tag. Laser hair removal treatments cost anywhere between $99 to $1,250, depending on the size of the area you’d like to treat. For a limited time, we’re offering laser hair removal deals starting at $99 for unlimited laser sessions in one small area! 

Is Laser Hair Removal Worth It?

Shaving and waxing are temporary solutions. How much time and money have you spent shaving your legs every morning or going to a waxing appointment every two weeks? While you may be paying a higher upfront cost when booking a laser hair removal session, you will save time and money in the long run.

Why pay $35 to wax your arms every two weeks when you could pay somewhere between $99 to $200 to stop the hair from growing? Laser hair removal is popular because it gets to the root of the problem (pun intended). There’s no need to attend waxing appointments or accidentally cut yourself when shaving in the shower. After your first laser hair removal session, you’ll wonder why you’ve waited to try it for so long!

Laser Hair Removal in NYC

We hope we’ve answered all of your laser hair removal questions in this blog post. If you have any more questions or would like more in-depth answers, please check out our laser hair removal blog or contact us. Put down the razor and cancel your next waxing appointment—you’ll love the results after a few laser hair removal sessions! 


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