Most frequent questions
Laser hair removal is a medical procedure that uses a concentrated beam of light (laser) to remove unwanted hair.
Laser hair removal provides long-lasting hair reduction by destroying the hair follicles. It's a permanent treatment as once the follicles are destroyed, they do not regenerate.
Absolutely! You can think of laser hair removal as a beauty investment, as you are a few sessions away from no more shaving, waxing...
Permanent hair removal laser treatment is the most successful and efficient way to get rid of unwanted hair. However, to obtain optimal results it is important to have the right type of laser suitable for your skin type and hair. This is why your consultation with our skin specialist is key.
Traditional hair removal methods like shaving, plucking, waxing, sugaring, creams and threading only offer short-term results. There are very temporary solutions, with side effects such as painful cuts, allergies, unsightly razor bumps and burns and leftover stubble.
Laser hair removal offers a permanent, painless and safe solution to get rid of unwanted hair once for all.
Laser hair removal is permanent as the hair follicle is destroyed for good. By doing so, it reduces the number of unwanted hairs in a given area.
Laser hair removal treatment is completed in sessions and can take between 15 and 60 minutes to complete, depending on the size and area of the treatment. A consultation with our skin specialist will help you defined the number of sessions and time it need to achieve perfect results.
Laser hair removal is pain-free as it doesn't hurt and it's a safe treatment. Most patients describe the sensations experienced during laser hair removal treatment as little pinches. But have in mind that we offer the highest-quality numbing cream for your treatment areas. Before you’ll get laser treatment on your body, that zone will get an application of effective numbing cream that takes the sting out of the laser pulses that remove unwanted hair from your face or body.
Risks of side effects vary with skin type, hair color, treatment plan. The most common side effects of laser hair removal include skin irritation (Temporary discomfort, redness, and swelling are possible after laser hair removal) which typically disappear within several hours.
Laser hair removal is a safe treatment. To make sure that it is suitable for your skin type and skin condition, a consultation before any treatment is required and will help you chose the right treatment and laser for you
Pricing depends on the area to be treated (legs, underarms, bikini...), and there are packages available.
Laser hair removal has certain contraindications. It is not recommended if you have a history of melanoma, raised moles, suspicious lesions, keloid scar formation, healing problems, active infections, open lesions, hives, herpetic lesions, cold sores, tattoos, or permanent make-up... But also pregnancy, a medication that increases photosensitivity.
Melanin is what gives your skin its color, and some people simply have more melanin in their skin than others. When considering laser treatments, your skin type will come into play because not all lasers work on all skin types. The new generation of laser we have now gives us the unique ability to treat all skin types due to its dual-wavelength technology. Therefore, with having two different lasers we can now create customized treatments for anyone, regardless of their skin type.
There is no minimum age to start Laser. However, we recommend starting permanent hair reduction treatments post-puberty because hormonal changes during this time can affect and stimulate hair growth. Depending on your age, you might need the consent of your parents for treatment, but there aren’t any restrictions otherwise.
It is very important to get your laser hair removal treatment from a licensed pro, who is qualified and trained to provide the treatment but also deal with the aftercare and side effects. At Clinique des Champs Elysées New York, our doctors, and nurses are highly trained and licensed to deliver this service.
To provide you a safe and effective treatment, it is essential to have it in a clean and sanitized clinic or hair removal center with qualified and licensed professionals. Beauty yes, but safety first!
No, laser hair treatment must be performed in a safe and clean medical environment such as our clinic. by a licensed professional. The devices specially made for home use are less potent and take more time to provide effective results
Our doctor will offer you specific instructions to prepare for laser hair removal. These might include: staying out of the sun, avoid other hair removal methods as plucking, waxing and electrolysis can disturb the hair follicle and should be avoided at least four weeks before treatment, avoid blood-thinning medication, shave the treatment area the day before your session.
Laser hair removal is a safe and FDA-approved method to get rid of unwanted hair. As explained before, you might encounter minor temporary side effects immediately after the procedure like redness and irritation that will disappear within hours of the procedure.
Rarely, laser hair removal can lead to more severe side effects. Your risk increases if you use at-home laser kits or if you seek treatment from a provider who isn’t trained and certified: excessive hair growth on the treated areas, changes to overall skin texture, scarring...
While it is highly effective, laser hair removal is also gentle enough to be used even on sensitive areas of the face and the body.