Infinity Laser Spa is a New York salon specializing in laser hair removal for both men and women. We provide laser hair removal for most areas of the body. As laser hair removal becomes more and more popular, it is also the best alternative to electrolysis, another permanent hair removal method. After laser hair removal, you will no longer have to shave nor wax, saving a lot of money in the future and be summer ready all year long! We offer laser hair removal treatments that provide great results and are one of the top-rated laser hair removal salons in NYC.
Although we mostly specialize in laser hair removal, we are also aware that skincare goes far beyond hair removal. Thus, to satisfy other clients’ needs, we also offer facials as well as laser tattoo removal. Most of our facials lasts for an hour, although some may take just thirty minutes and can be done over your lunch break. When it comes to laser tattoo removal, clients must come in for a consultation and a quote.
Since laser hair removal became so popular, a lot of clinics and salons popped up all around New York City. Thus, it can be really hard to choose one place and know where to go for laser hair removal treatments. We have some great tips to help you find the baser laser hair removal professional in your city. Today, we will explain how laser hair removal works and tell you why Infinity Laser Spa is the best place for your treatment!
Laser Hair Removal in NYC
1. How does laser hair removal work?
First thing first, here is a reminder of how the procedure works. Even though laser hair removal treatments are more and more popular, an aura of mystery still revolves around them, which may make it scary for many prospective patients. However, laser hair removal is very safe and the best way to reduce hair growth in the long term. So, how does it work then?
Laser hair removal uses a machine producing a beam of light energy that targets pigments in the hair. The energy will travel through the hair to the hair follicle where it turns into thermal energy. Then, the heat damages the hair follicle, ensuring that no new hair grows there. This is essentially how laser hair removal treatments reduce hair growth.
The reason why a treatment is done over a few sessions is the hair growth cycle. Indeed, laser hair removal works only on hair that is in the anagen phase of the growth cycle. It is indeed the only time where the hair connects to the hair follicle. In the other two phases of growth, the hair does not touch the follicle, breaking the point of contact allowing the light energy to get to the follicle. Since 20% of all your hair is in the anagen phase at all time, only 20% of your hair will be successfully targeted by the laser, explaining why you need several sessions.
The right preparation is key to ensure the success of your laser hair removal sessions. Although we have a blog post breaking down the steps you must take, remember to always shave prior to your appointments. Long hair increases the chances of burning and scarring. It also means that less energy is getting to the hair follicle.
2. Why choose laser hair removal?
Simply put, laser hair removal is the most affordable, simple and straightforward way to get rid of your hair for good. The only other permanent hair removal method is electrolysis. However, it is a much longer, more painful and more expensive process. Laser hair removal is also a much better alternative to other hair removal treatments.
Both shaving and using depilatory creams do not contribute to reducing hair growth. On the contrary, they very often stimulate hair growth. Creams burn the hair but do not target the root. Shaving cuts the hair flat at the surface of the skin. When it grows back, the tip of the hair is flat and will thus look thicker and darker. Both methods require a significant time commitment since you need to shave every other day.
One the other hand, waxing and plucking both contribute to hair growth reduction, however in the very long term. Do not expect to see less hair growth in the first few years of treatment. Hair growth will slow after years of waxing. Unfortunately, waxing does have some negative side effects that you need to take into account while choosing a hair removal method.
Laser hair removal will help reduce hair growth by up to 90%. Chances are, you will not have to shave nor care about body hair ever again. The laser damages the hair follicle to prevent future growth. However, it is possible to see regrowth later on, mostly due to hormonal changes. Pregnancy and hormone therapy can stimulate hair growth. Although pregnant women should not undergo laser hair removal, they may need extra sessions after they gave birth.
3. How much does a treatment cost?
The cost of laser hair removal treatments varies from one person to another. First, of course, the larger the area, the more expensive. Then, even though laser hair removal works on all skin tones and hair colors, some will take longer to treat. For example, ginger and blond hair are harder to target, thus you may need more sessions. Darker skins may also require more sessions. The hair texture, quantity and resistance to the treatment can also impact your results. While some individuals will need just six sessions, others will need ten.
However, laser hair removal remains the most affordable hair removal treatment method. In the long-term that is. You need to consider the procedure as a long-term skincare investment. The upfront payment will make it seem expensive. However, in the long term, it is cheaper than waxing or shaving, since you will have to pay just once.
Furthermore, there are many ways to make laser hair removal more affordable. First, it is always wise to check out websites such as Groupon, which always have deals on. Then, at Infinity Laser Spa, not only do we offer discounted packages all year round, we also offer seasonal sales you may want to look out for. They are limited in time but super worth it. Finally, we work on the principle that the more sessions you buy, the cheaper they become.
4. How long does laser hair removal last?
As opposed to a common belief, laser hair removal is not permanent per se. Since it is a fairly new hair removal method, few research has been done. Thus, for now, electrolysis is the only FDA-approved permanent hair removal method. However, laser hair removal can produce permanent results and it is likely that you will be rid of your hair forever after your treatment.
However, laser hair removal is a long-term hair removal method which can contribute to reducing hair growth by up to 90%. While some hair may never be in the right stage of growth or some follicle too resistant to heat, patients may see some regrowth later on. Thus, they might need touch-up sessions here and there once a year.
Furthermore, since hair growth is mostly stimulated by hormones, it is possible that patients going through an intense hormone change experience hair growth. Such is the case for pregnant woman for example. They may see growth where there was no hair before or on area they had treated. The hair will either go on its own after the end of the pregnancy or require additional sessions.
5. Why choose Infinity Laser Spa?
Infinity Laser Spa is a laser hair removal salon based at the heart of New York City, in midtown. It thus offers the most convenient and reachable location across town. Infinity Laser Spa is close to Herald Square and thus seconds away from all major train line stations: : E, B, D, F, M, N, Q, R, W. Our location also makes us super convenient for working professionals hoping to pop in over their lunch break.
We have over seven years of expertise in laser hair removal treatments as well as in laser hair removal machines. Infinity Laser Spa gained the trust of thousands of customers across the Tri-State area. Check out our review on Google, Yelp or Groupon if you do not believe us. We are going strong and we are here to stay!
We provide patients with amazing and long-lasting results. Plus, we also have laser technology allowing us to treat all skin tones and hair colors. Indeed, as we use Nd:YAG laser, from Vertex Lasers, we are able to treat dark skins as well as light hair safely and efficiently. The ice cooling technology on each machine also makes the procedure more comfortable.
What about you? What are you waiting for? Choose Infinity Laser Spa for your laser hair removal treatments!