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Laser Hair Removal

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Over 50,000 treatments performed!

The key to BARE, beautiful skin.

The most up to date technology leads to the best results for our clients That is why we use the Palomar StarLux, one of the most powerful hair removal systems in the world! This means superior results in the removal of most hair colors, all skin tones, and quicker treatment times and patient comfort and safety!

How does laser hair removal work?

Laser hair removal is a highly effective and popular cosmetic procedure designed to reduce or eliminate unwanted hair in various body areas. The treatment involves using advanced laser technology, which emits concentrated light beams absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicles. This absorption of light energy transforms into heat, effectively damaging the follicles and inhibiting their ability to regrow hair. A major benefit of laser hair removal is its long-lasting results, with many individuals experiencing significant hair reduction or complete removal after a series of sessions. Anyone seeking a more convenient and permanent alternative to traditional hair removal methods like shaving, waxing, or plucking could benefit from laser hair removal

Things to Know

  • Our hair removal treatments are safe and effective for most hair types and colors and all skin types, including tanned skin. However, we do ask that you avoid sun exposure for 2 weeks prior to your treatment.

  • Antibiotics or other photo-sensitizing medications must also be avoided for 1 week prior to your treatment.

  • Use of topical medications such as Retin-A in the treatment site must be avoided for 5-7 days before and after treatment.

  • Waxing, tweezing, threading, bleaching creams, and depilitories must be discontinued for at least 4-6 weeks prior to treatment and throughout the course of treatments.

  • Accutane use must be discontinued for 6 months prior to treatment.

  • Hair in treatment area must be shaved 1-2 days prior to treatment (hair must not and should not be grown out!) 

  • Treatments must be done consistently for best results. Treatment intervals vary from every 4 weeks to every 10 weeks depending on treatment area.

  • Treated hair will shed between 7-14 days after treatment. Exfoliating frequently (scrub or continued shaving) will help speed up the shedding process. Hair will grow minimally or not at all until you are due for your next session. 

  • Laser targets the pigment in the hair. The darker the hair the better the result.

  • An average minimum of 6-10 treatments is necessary for a 80-90%+ hair reduction. (Some areas, such as facial hair, may require more treatments and more maintenance).

  • Maintenance may be recommended a few times a year after series, depending on treatment area, skin and hair type, hormonal factors, age, and response. 

  • Treatments must be discontinued if you become pregnant or are trying to get pregnant. 

Is Laser Hair Removal right for me?

At Bare Skin & Laser in Pleasantville, NY, our laser hair removal treatments are safe and effective for all skin types and most hair types. Since lasers work by targeting and absorbing melanin in the hair follicle, if the hair lacks the proper pigment the laser will not be able to detect and destroy the hair. Therefore, if the hair you wish to treat is white, gray, blonde, or red, laser hair removal will not be effective. As long as the hair is darker than the skin, the laser will be able to effectively target the hair. The ideal candidate would have dark hair on light skin since this combination would make it easiest for the laser energy to go directly to the hair follicle. Just about anyone can experience the life changing benefits of laser hair removal treatments!


The benefits of laser hair removal

Laser hair removal offers numerous benefits, making it a popular choice for individuals seeking a long-term solution to unwanted hair. By targeting hair follicles with precision, this procedure provides:

Experience a significant reduction in hair growth leading to permanent results.
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Experience a significant reduction in hair growth leading to long term or permanent hair reduction.

Eliminate the time spent on daily or frequent hair removal methods such as shaving or waxing.
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Eliminate the time spent on daily or frequent hair removal methods such as shaving or waxing.

Reduce the occurrence of ingrown hairs or folliculitis, a common issue with other hair removal methods.
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Reduce the occurrence of ingrown hairs or folliculitis, a common issue with other hair removal methods.

Reduced hair follicles and ingrown hairs can contribute to smoother skin, enhancing overall skin texture
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Reduced hair follicles and ingrown hairs can contribute to smoother skin, enhancing overall skin texture.

The expenses of ongoing waxing and shaving treatments and products are more expensive over time!
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The expenses of ongoing waxing and shaving treatments and products are more expensive over time!

Compared to traditional hair removal methods such as waxing or tweezing, patients report less pain with laser hair removal.
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Compared to traditional hair removal methods such as waxing or tweezing, patients report less pain with laser hair removal.

Unlike waxing or threading, you don't need to grow the hair out before sessions, making it more convenient and you can always be hair free.
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Unlike waxing, tweezing, or threading, you don't need to grow the hair out before treatments, making it more convenient and you can always be hair free! Hair should be shaved before treatment.

Laser hair removal boosts confidence by providing long lasting smoothness, freeing you from constant upkeep and promoting a more care-free and confident self image.
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Laser Hair Removal boosts confidence by providing long lasting smoothness, freeing you from constant upkeep and promoting a more care-free and confident self image.

  • Step 3: Infuse
    This final step infuses hydrators, peptides, vitamins, natural brighteners and antioxidants such as hyaluronic acid, and vitamin C into the skin using a special hyperbaric oxygen wand.
  • Step 2: Oxygenate
    During this step, a mask specific to your skin care needs is applied to the skin under the Oxygen Dome mask which pumps pure oxygen into the skin to allow for better product penetration and hydration.
  • Step 1: Exfoliate
    This step exfoliates the skin to remove dead skin cells using an oxygen and microdermabrasion wand while infusing an exfoliating serum and pressurized oxygen simultaneously into the skin.
  • ​What is HydraFacial MD®?
    HydraFacial MD® is an invigorating treatment that can be given in as little as thirty minutes. It delivers long-term skin health and can be tailored to meet the specific needs of all skin types. It offers instant, noticeable results with no downtime or irritation. The HydraFacial MD® treatment removes dead skin cells and extracts impurities while simultaneously bathing the new skin with cleansing, hydrating and moisturizing serums. The treatment is soothing, refreshing, non-irritating and immediately effective.
  • Why is HydraFacial MD® good for my skin?
    Hydration is the foundation of healthy, radiant skin. Irritation of the skin has been proven to increase signs of aging. The HydraFacial MD® is a hydrating and non-irritating treatment.
  • Cancellation Policy
    We understand that occasionally you may have to cancel an appointment with us. As a courtesy to our clients and staff, it is company policy for all clients to give 24 hours notice of cancellation. Failure to do so will result in a $50+ (based on treatment) rescheduling fee.
  • Refunds
    All laser treatments/packages, spa treatments, skin care products, and Gift cards are not refundable. All sales are final.
  • Contraindications
    A contraindication is a condition or factor that can deem a patient not suitable for a particular treatment. There can be many contraindications to a treatment. In order to ensure you are a suitable candidate for treatment, you must complete our medical history form in our office. If in review of your medical history we find that you are not a suitable candidate, we may require that you obtain a medical clearance from your doctor or we may recommend another treatment route. You may also advise the front desk of any medical conditions at the time of scheduling to find out if you may not be a candidate.
  • Children
    All children under the age of 14 are not permitted in the treatment rooms. Also, eye protection must be worn by all persons in the treatment room during all Laser and Light based treatments. We are not responsible for any unattended children.
  • Preparing for treatment
    Please read all the information provided on our website about the particular treatment(s) you would like to receive, this way you may get some idea of what to expect, and how to prepare. You will also receive e-forms prior to your appointment that will also include any pretreatment instructions. i.e. The treatment area must be clean shaven before Laser Hair Removal treatment. Please shave the area within two days before your appointment. If you arrive unshaved, a $25 shaving fee will be incurred.
  • Packages and Expirations
    All packages and treatment sessions will expire if inactive for over 6 months. Any unused credit or gift cards will expire after one year from date of purchase/ issuance. Please contact us if you need to freeze your package for any medical reasons i.e. pregnancy. Packages/ treatments sessions are non transferable.
  • Gratuity
    Industry standard for gratuity is typically 15% - 20% based on the quality of service received. Gratuity is accepted by cash or Venmo. Tip envelopes and Venmo QR codes are available at the front desk for your convenience. Gratuities are not included in your service price, and are greatly appreciated.
  • Punctuality
    When booking services at Bare Skin and Laser, your appointment is scheduled with a therapist, whose time is allocated exclusively for your scheduled treatment. If you are late for a scheduled appointment, our company policy offers you two options: You may opt to shorten your treatment. You may prefer to reschedule your appointment at a more convenient time, however, a rescheduling fee will be incurred.
  • Injectable Appointments
    Physicians, Physician Assistants, or Nurse Practitioners providing services in our facility on an appointment only basis are independent contractors and payment will be rendered directly to the Physician, PA, or NP. Any questions or concerns must be handled by the Physician, PA, or NP directly. Bare Skin and Laser holds no responsibility for any procedures performed by the Physician, Physician Assistant, or Nurse Practitioner.
  • Therapists
    All Bare Skin and Laser therapists are New York State Licensed Estheticians and Certified Laser Technicians. You can rest assured that you will be getting the best care available by experienced and knowledgeable staff.
  • Payment Information
    We accept credit cards (American Express, MasterCard, Visa, Discover), cash, Bare Skin and Laser Gift Cards and SpaWeek Gift Cards. We do not accept personal checks. Financing options may also be available, please ask for more information.
  • Belongings
    If you happen to leave behind any belongs in our office, we will do our very best to try to recover those items for you as we have been lucky to do thus far. However, we can not be responsible for any lost items.
  • Booking Appointments
    Appointments can be made easily online or by phone at 914-747-9600. A credit card is required at the time of booking to hold appointments.
    The length of the session depends on the size of the area. Typically, a treatment can take as little as 10 minutes for a small area or up to an hour or more for a larger area such as the back or legs.
    Laser Hair Removal is very tolerable. The hand piece cools and soothes as it is pressed against the skin. When the light pulse is delivered, some patients describe a warm, mild pinching, or stinging sensation. No local anesthesia or pain medication is required. Our Palomar system uses advanced cooling technology making it the least painful of all systems.
    Immediately after your treatment, you may return to your normal activities. The area may appear slightly red and swollen. The use of sunscreen is recommended on any treated areas that may be exposed to the sun. Avoid direct sun exposure to the area for a week after treatment. Seven to ten days after your treatment, the treated hair will begin to shed. Hairs that were not actively growing during the treatment may continue to grow, but it is permissible to shave. The treated hair will not grow for the next few weeks until you are ready for your next treatment.
    Hair grows in three cycles: Anagen (active), Catagen (regression), and Telogen (resting). Since the laser targets the hairs in the Anagen phase , and only a small percentage of hair are in this phase at any given time, several treatments are required. Most areas require 6-10 treatments for a 80-90% reduction or higher. Maintenance treatments may be required.
    Laser Hair Removal is extremely safe. Although few side effects are experienced, some may notice a slight reddening and local swelling of the skin, similiar to a sun burn. These effects may last up to several hours. In rare instances, blistering can occur.
    Lasers safely remove unwanted facial and body hair by selectively targeting melanin (pigment) inside the hair follicle. A beam of light is emitted, which passes through the skin down into the hair to the root of the follicle. The light energy is converted to heat energy, damaging the follicle.
    Technically, no. No Laser or IPL Hair Removal device has ever been proven or FDA approved to permanently eliminate ALL hair, forever, for everyone. This does not mean that it is impossible to achieve permanent hair removal. However, Laser Hair Removal can (and is FDA approved to) permanently reduce hair growth. This means hair will grow finer, lighter, slower, more sporadic, or not at all for a long period of time. There are also many factors that may determine an individual's long term outcome. With realistic expectations, proper maintenance, and properly performed treatments, Laser Hair Removal is extremely beneficial!
    All areas of the body can be treated!
    Since the laser targets pigment in the hair, the best candidate for Laser Hair Removal would have dark hair and light skin. However, it is still extremely effective on all skin and most hair types except for white or gray hair, blonde (peach fuzz), and red hair.
    Before your treatment, it is very important that the area to be treated has not been directly exposed to the sun or tanning booths for at least two weeks. Sunless tanning should be avoided for at least one week before a treatment. We recommend that you shave the area one to two days before your appointment. Waxing, bleaching, tweezing, or any other method that removes the root of the hair must also be discontinued at least four weeks prior to treatment. The hair must be present in the follicle for the treatment to be effective. You cannot receive a treatment if you are taking antibiotics, Accutane, or using Retin-A or other topical acne creams (only if in area being treated), have any auto immune diseases or are pregnant or actively trying.
  • Emsculpt®
    EMSCULPT® is the first aesthetic device to build muscle and sculpt your body. Through high-intensity electromagnetic therapy(HIFEM®), one can firm and tone their muscles, resulting in a sculpted look. The procedure is currently FDA cleared to treat your abdomen, buttocks, arms, calves, and thighs. A great non-surgical alternative to the Brazilian butt lift.
  • BioRePeelCl3®
    BioRePeelCl3® is an innovative Italian-made chemical peel using patented 2-phase technology providing bio-stimulation and revitalization without any downtime or harsh peeling.
  • HydraFacial MD®
    This treatment removes dead skin cells and extracts impurities while simultaneously bathing the new skin with cleansing, hydrating and moisturizing serums. It offers instant, noticeable results with no downtime or irritation in as little as thirty minutes.
  • Laser Hair Removal
    We have performed over 50,000 treatments! Our laser hair removal treatments are safe and effective for all skin types and most hair types. Our advanced contact cooling systems help to significantly reduce any discomfort.
    Please notify us more than 24 hours prior to your appointment if you need to cancel or reschedule for any reason. You will receive a text message confirmation two days prior to your appointment. Please reply "confirm" to keep your appointment or "cancel" or "reschedule" if you need to change your appointment. Appointments canceled or changed less than 24hrs prior to appointment will be subject to a cancellation fee and will be automatically charged to your card on file. IF YOU NEED TO RESCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT THAT YOU HAVE ALREADY BOOKED ONLINE, PLEASE CONTACT US TO CANCEL YOUR ORIGINAL APPOINTMENT BEFORE BOOKING A NEW APPOINTMENT!
    Please notify us if you have any of the contraindications listed for your scheduled service. Please follow all pre&post treatment instructions.
    If you are booking multiple treatment areas of Laser Hair Removal, please select the largest or lengthiest area first and list the other treatment areas in the comments box provided. If we are unable to accommodate the additional treatment areas in the given time slot, we will reach out and suggest either making an additional appointment for the other areas, or creating a new appointment with a longer time slot. If you are booking multiple different services, please select "book another appointment" after you've completed your first appointment booking to book another service.
    After booking, you will receive an email with electronic forms to complete prior to your arrival. If you are an existing client and have already completed forms for this service within the past year, you do not need to fill them out again unless you are booking a new service or if there are any changes to your medical history. These forms will also provide pre-treatment instructions if necessary. Please complete all necessary forms more than 24hrs prior to your appointment to avoid cancellation. Please check spam/promotions folders. If you do not receive your forms within 24hrs of booking, please contact us.
    Please remember when booking that certain treatments require a specific amount of time inbetween treatments. Skincare treatments are typically spaced 2-4 weeks. Treatment intervals for laser hair removal are: 4-6 weeks: Face and neck(front) 6-8 weeks: Mid front of the body (arms/hands, underarms, chest, abdomen, bikini/brazilian) 8-10 weeks: Lower/back of the body (legs, back, buttocks, back of neck) *If you are treating multiple areas, please try to book them together at an interval that works for all areas (i.e. if you are treating the face and underarms, you can book them together every 6 weeks. If you are booking face, underarms, and legs, then we recommend booking the face at four weeks and face again, underarms, and legs at 8 weeks)
    If you have any questions or need any assistance with booking, please complete the contact form on our contact page, call 914.747.9600, or reply to your text message confirmation. We look forward to seeing you!

For any further information, please contact us. We are experts in Laser Hair Removal and will be glad to answer any further questions you may have!


The process

Our laser hair removal process is actually quite simple. By reading our quick treatment process guide below, you will be right on your way to achieving BARE, beautiful, hair-free skin!

Book your appointment.

Once you've booked your appointment, you will receive an email with e-forms to complete prior to your arrival. 

A consultation is not necessary unless you would prefer one.

Ensure you are a candidate.

If any of the contraindications listed in our e-forms apply to you, then you may not be a candidate for treatment. If this is the case, please contact us.

If none apply to you and you are ready to begin treatment, please follow all pre-treatment instructions.


• Sun exposure or sunless tanners 2 weeks before and 1 week after treatment.

• Antibiotics or other photosensitizing medications 1 week prior.

• Topical meds such as retinol in treatment area for 5-7 days.

• Waxing, tweezing, or threading in treatment area for 4 weeks.

• Discontinue Accutane for 6 months.


Please shave the treatment area fully within 24 hours prior to your appointment. If possible, please arrive free of any moisturizers or deodorant.  


At the time of your treatment, we will first go over your medical history and ensure you are able to begin treatment. We will explain the treatment process and suggested treatment intervals. You will be given protective eyewear. The laser will be applied to the treatment area and will cool the skin while firing pulse by pulse over the entire treatment area. Our laser treatments do not require the use of any gel! Treatments can take anywhere from 5 minutes for a small area and up to 60 minutes or more for large or multiple areas.


For the first 24 hours after treatment, please avoid any heavy exercising, sweating, or heat. A mild sunburn like sensation or PFE (bumps around the hair follicles) is common and normal. For the next 10-14 days, treated hair will be shedding from the skin. We recommend continuing to shave or exfoliate the area during that period to help expel the dead hair from the follicle. 

Be bare.

After the initial shedding process which is typically up to 14 days after treatment, the area should be smooth with little to no hair growth for a couple of weeks until just before your next treatment when a few hair cycle begins to surface. We recommend only shaving as needed after the first 14 days after each treatment.


Typically 6-10 consecutive treatments is necessary for up to a 90% reduction in hair growth. Maintenance or "touch up" treatments may be recommended as needed and suggested at least once a year after you have completed a series or treatments. 



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