Tired of constantly shaving, waxing, or plucking unwanted facial or body hair? Laser hair removal at Red Carpet Aesthetics in New York City is the solution you’ve been looking for.
Our experienced team uses the state-of-the-art, FDA-approved Splendor X laser by Lumenis to provide safe and effective hair removal treatments. Book a consultation today!
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
Laser hair removal is a cosmetic procedure that uses a concentrated beam of light (laser) to remove unwanted hair. The laser emits light that is absorbed by the pigment (melanin) in the hair, converting the light energy into heat. This heat damages the hair follicles, inhibiting or delaying future hair growth.
Laser hair removal is most effective–i.e., works the fastest–for people with light skin and dark hair, but today’s advanced laser technology can be successfully used on all skin types.
- Smooth, hair-free skin
- Saves time and money
- Long-lasting results
- No downtime
- Fewer ingrown hairs and less irritation caused by shaving
Why Choose Red Carpet Aesthetics
At Red Carpet Aesthetics, we’re all about helping you feel confident and beautiful in your own skin. Our experienced team sets the highest standards in medical enhancements, aiming to exceed our patients’ expectations. Located in the heart of New York City, our med spa offers a wide range of treatments, including laser hair removal, Botox, Juvederm, facials, and more!
Why We Use Splendor X by Lumenis for Laser Hair Removal
- Splendor X combines an alexandrite and Nd:YAG laser for unprecedented power, speed, versatility, and coverage. This allows for customized treatments based on your skin type, hair color, and thickness.
- The unique square-shaped laser spot that safely covers every single inch of skin being treated. The square spot shape eliminates overlap and hot spots, ensuring uniform skin coverage.
- The Dual Cooling System combines cooled air and a cooled tip to protect your skin and ensure a comfortable treatment
Ideal Candidates for Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is suitable for both men and women of all ages. It can address unwanted hair on various body parts, including:
- Facial hair (chin, upper lip, hairline)
- Bikini line or Brazilian
However, certain contraindications may apply, such as pregnancy, certain medications, or skin conditions. It’s essential to consult with our team of professionals to determine if laser hair removal is the right choice for you.
Before & Afters
Results from laser hair removal treatments can be seen after several sessions, with hair reduction becoming more noticeable after each treatment. The number of treatments required varies depending on factors such as hair color, skin type, and the treatment area. Maintenance treatments may be needed to maintain the desired results.
What to Expect from Your Laser Hair Removal Session
From the initial consultation to recovery and follow-ups, here’s what you can expect during your laser hair removal journey at Red Carpet Aesthetics:
During your initial consultation, your laser specialist will discuss your aesthetic goals, medical history, and examine your skin. They will also assess the areas you want the hair removed, the texture and color of the hair, and its growth stage.
During your laser hair removal treatment, you’ll lie on a comfortable treatment table and don protective goggles. Your laser specialist will guide the Splendor X handpiece over the treatment area, and you’ll feel a sensation similar to a rubber band being snapped against the skin. Your session may take anywhere from 15-60 minutes.
Immediately after your treatment, you may experience redness, bumps, or mild swelling around the hair follicles, which may last up to 2 hours or longer. Applying ice to the treated area can help reduce any discomfort. You can resume normal daily activities but should avoid strenuous activities and sun exposure for the rest of the day.
Follow-ups & maintenance
For best results, you’ll need to schedule several appointments 6–8 weeks apart. Multiple laser hair removal appointments are necessary because hair grows at different rates, and the laser is most effective at targeting hairs in the active phase of the growth cycle. Not all hairs will be in this phase at the same time, so several treatments are required to ensure that each hair can be treated as it enters this optimal stage.
Although laser hair removal effectively delays hair growth, it does not guarantee permanent hair removal. Touch-ups may be needed every 3-12 months, depending on individual hair growth patterns.
Risks and Side Effects
Laser hair removal is generally safe, but some side effects may occur. The most common side effects are minor and temporary, including:
- Skin irritation
- Mild swelling around the hair follicles
These side effects usually last for 1 to 3 days. In rare cases, more severe side effects can occur, such as burns, permanent changes to skin color, and scarring.
The risk of severe side effects increases if the treatment is performed by an inexperienced practitioner or if you use at-home laser kits. To minimize the risk of side effects, it’s essential to have your treatment performed by a qualified and trained expert at a reputable med spa or laser center.
Laser Hair Removal vs. Other Depilatory Methods
Laser hair removal is known for its precision, speed, and long-lasting results compared to traditional hair removal methods like shaving, waxing, or plucking.
Shaving, for instance, is a temporary solution that only removes hair at the skin’s surface and requires frequent maintenance. In contrast, laser hair removal can provide an 80%+ hair reduction with just 3 treatments. Usually at least 6 treatments are performed for optimal results.
Waxing, while providing longer-lasting results than shaving, still leaves the hair follicle intact and requires repeated treatments every 3-6 weeks. Laser hair removal, on the other hand, damages the hair follicles, inhibiting or delaying future hair growth. Most patients experience a 10% to 25% reduction in hair after the first treatment.
Compared to depilatory creams, laser hair removal also offers longer-lasting results. Depilatory creams provide hair-free skin for about a week, while laser hair removal can delay hair growth for several months or even years.
Cost of Laser Hair Removal in New York, NY
The cost of laser hair removal varies depending on factors such as the treatment area, the number of sessions required, and the provider’s expertise. At Red Carpet Aesthetics, we strive to offer competitive pricing for our services in New York City. Our pricing structure includes packages for small, large, and extra-large treatment areas, with options for 1, 3, or 6 sessions.
For example, small area packages range from $49 for a single treatment to $289 for six treatments, while extra-large area packages can cost up to $1109 for six treatments. It’s essential to consider the specific treatment area and the number of sessions needed to achieve the desired results when determining the cost of laser hair removal. Contact us for more information on pricing and available packages.
Other Cosmetic Treatments We Offer
At Red Carpet Aesthetics in midtown Manhattan, we offer a variety of skin care treatments to address various concerns and enhance your natural beauty. Our services can be categorized into injectables, non-invasive skin tightening, and advanced facials:
- Neurotoxins: These injectable treatments work by inhibiting or promoting the release of neurotransmitters, affecting physiological functions of synapses and biological processes. Neurotoxins are commonly used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Dermal Fillers: Injectable treatments, such as hyaluronic acid fillers, work by replacing lost volume in the skin, providing immediate results in reducing the appearance of wrinkles and restoring facial contours.
- RF Skin Tightening: Radiofrequency (RF) skin tightening is a non-invasive treatment that uses RF energy to heat the skin, stimulating collagen and elastin production for overall skin rejuvenation.
- Glo2Facial: This advanced facial treatment harnesses the body’s natural processes to oxygenate the skin from within, using the Bohr Effect. The Glo2Facial combines exfoliation, infusion, and oxygenation for revitalized, balanced skin.
Whether you’re looking to reduce the appearance of fine lines, restore lost volume, tighten sagging skin, or rejuvenate your complexion, our team at Red Carpet Aesthetics is here to help you achieve your beauty goals.
Book Your Laser Hair Removal Consultation in NYC
Experience the benefits of laser hair removal at Red Carpet Aesthetics, located near Bryant Park. Our team of experts is dedicated to providing you with the highest quality care and a personalized treatment plan that meets your unique needs. Book your consultation today and start your journey towards smoother, hair-free skin.
Is laser hair removal painful?
Laser hair removal is generally well-tolerated, with most patients experiencing minimal discomfort during the procedure. The Splendor X by Lumenis features a Dual Cooling System that combines cooled air and a cooled tip to protect your skin and ensure a comfortable treatment.
How many treatments will I need?
Most patients require 6–8 treatments at 4 to 8-week intervals, depending on the area being treated. The number of treatments required varies based on factors such as hair color, skin type, and the treatment area. Maintenance treatments may be needed to maintain the desired results.
Is laser hair removal better than electrolysis?
Both laser hair removal and electrolysis are effective methods for reducing unwanted hair, but they cater to different needs and preferences. Laser hair removal is typically faster and suitable for larger areas, but may be less effective on certain skin tones and hair types. Electrolysis, on the other hand, can treat individual hairs regardless of color, but may require more sessions.