Laser Hair Removal

A cosmetic procedure that uses intense pulses of light to remove unwanted hair from various parts of the body. The laser emits a beam of light that targets the pigment in the hair follicle, damaging it and preventing future hair growth. Laser hair removal is safe and effective and can provide long-lasting results compared to other hair removal methods like shaving, waxing or plucking.

Laser Hair Removal FAQS

How much does laser hair removal cost? 

At Skin Space in Massapequa, hair removal costs depend on the size of the area being treated. For small areas, the cost is $50 and can go up from there, with extra large areas costing $250 per session. Because laser hair removal is not permanent, but lasts much longer than shaving, we recommend buying a 6-pack of treatments so that you can enjoy a discount. 

How long does laser hair removal last?

Laser hair removal is a semi-permanent hair reduction method. The results can vary from person to person, but typically, the effects of laser hair removal can last for several months to years. Some people may experience long-lasting hair reduction, while others may require occasional touch-up sessions to maintain the results.

How many laser hair removal sessions are recommended?

The number of laser hair removal sessions recommended depends on various factors, including the individual’s hair type, skin color, the area being treated, and the specific laser technology used. On average, most people require between 6 to 8 sessions spaced several weeks apart to achieve significant and long-lasting hair reduction. However, some individuals might need more or fewer sessions to get the desired results.

How does laser hair removal work?

Laser hair removal works by using concentrated beams of light (laser) to target and damage the hair follicles. The melanin (pigment) in the hair absorbs the laser’s energy, which converts into heat, thereby damaging the hair follicle while leaving the surrounding skin unharmed. The damage to the hair follicles inhibits or delays future hair growth, leading to gradual hair reduction over time.

Is laser hair removal painful? 

The level of pain or discomfort experienced during laser hair removal can vary based on individual tolerance and the sensitivity of the treated area. Many people describe the sensation as similar to a rubber band snapping against the skin or feeling a warm, prickling sensation during the procedure. Advanced laser technologies have been developed to minimize discomfort, such as built-in cooling mechanisms on the laser devices or numbing creams that can be applied before the treatment to reduce sensitivity.