Laser Hair Removal FAQ

Do you guarantee Results?

Our Metamorphosis Price program provides you with what we think is the best guarantee in the business! Give us a call for the details and see if you don’t agree with us. (212) 751-6051

What is the type of Lasers you use?

Candela’s Gentelase (long pulse alexandrite laser). Currently this is the newest and fastest FDA approved laser for the treatment of unwanted hair.
We also use CoolTouch VARIAâ„¢ Long-pulsed 1064nm Nd:YAG Laser System. The VARIA is FDA approved laser, it combines an optimal wavelength with variable spot sizes and pulsed cooling to deliver safe, easy and effective treatments for unwanted hair.

What areas can be treated?

Almost anywhere where there is unwanted hair. We treat the bikini line, underarms, legs, chest, shoulders, back, lip, chin, neck, feet, etc.

Can you treat any skin types/colors?

All skin types (colors) can be treated. All skin types need to have a consultation and a patch test before treatment. Some darker skin types need to perform a test treatment to determine the if pre-treatment is necessary to prevent hyper pigmentation (discoloration). We also cannot treat recently tanned skin . Sun avoidance for 4-6 weeks before the procedure is required. The laser works by being absorbed by the pigment in hair; therefore gray or blond hair may not respond well while darker hair responds best.

How many treatments does it take?

The number of treatments required will vary with each client. For most clients 4-6 treatments will result in approximately a 75-95% permanent reduction of hairs. For best results we strongly recommend for clients to come for treatments every 4 to 6 weeks.

How does laser compare to electrolysis?

There are no direct comparison studies between these different techniques. Laser is faster, more cost effective, more tolerable and more comfortable compared to electrolysis. Limited studies suggests that laser works as well as and perhaps better than electrolysis.

How long does a treatment take?

The time depends on the area treated. The lip takes less than half hour while the back or legs can take as long as a full hour. Laser hair removal is not accomplished in one visit.

How much does it cost?

The cost depends on the area treated. Prices range from $100 for minimum removal area to $600 for the legs. Discounts are given for purchasing series. Each treatment after the initial visit is discounted 20%. Refer to the price page or call and ask for more details.

Is there any special skin care needed before a treatment?

The treated areas should not be tweezed, waxed, nor should a depilatory cream be used for 4 weeks before a treatment session. Shaving may be done up to 1-2 days before the procedure. Also the skin should not be tanned or have extensive sun exposure for 1 month before the procedure. Some skin may require a bleaching agent to avoid hyperpigmentation. During the consultation the client would be advised.

Are there any side effects?

The Gentelase has an excellent safety record. Discoloration, either light or dark can occur. This can last for several months; currently there are no reports of permanent discoloration. Sometimes bleaching creams may be required to help lighten any dark spots. Rarely, blistering can occur which is treated like a sun burn.

How is the skin after the treatment?

Following the treatment the skin may feel like you have a mild sunburn. This sensation usually resolves overnight but may last a couple of days. Less common swelling may occur around the hair follicle and this can lasts a few hours. Ask about post laser treatment and take home recommendations to alleviate any discomfort and side effects.

Does the treatment hurt?

Our laser is equipped with a patented “dynamic cooling device.” This emits a spray of refrigerant before the laser pulse to help minimize discomfort. Treatment areas such as the legs, back, or underarms are very well tolerated without anesthesia; for sensitive areas such as the lip, bikinis, hairline, etc. local anesthetic can be applied but most patients do not need any topical agents. The answer to the question for most is “No.”

Why Should I Choose Metamorphosis For My Laser Hair Removal Treatments?

Because Metamorphosis offers the best and unique price programs, individual attention, and the latest, most effective technology in laser hair removal. Metamorphosis has specialized in laser hair removal for over 9 years.

Appointment and Cancellation Policy

Because of the popularity of our quality treatments, we highly recommend you to make an advance reservation for Laser Hair Removal. You can secure a reservation by phone, or in person, using your Visa, MasterCard or American Express credit card.

Since we strive to provide such personal service to our clients, no-shows and cancellations impact us significantly; therefore we have a strict cancellation policy. There will be a $50 fee charged to your charge card for a missed free consultation appointment or a cancellation made less than 24 hours before your appointment.