The Best Laser Hair Removal
Though it’s arguably more painful than a visit with a waxer, committing to laser hair removal has its rewards: Namely, after six sessions or so, you never have to worry about your nether regions again. It’s a big up-front expense, but cheaper in the long-run if bikini care is on your monthly to-do list.
Hancock Park | 321 N. Larchmont St. | 323.464.8046
Not only is Dr. Rebecca Fitzgerald one of L.A.’s best dermatologists, but she does excellent laser hair removal as well.
West Hollywood | 875 Westbourne Dr. | 310.360.1010
Laser treatments are one of those rare things where the splashiness of the spa really has no bearing on the results. While Weho Laser is pretty bare bones, the services are excellent. Ask for the owner, DeeAnna.
New York City
Noho | 25 Bond St.
Flatiron | 103 5th Ave., 3rd floor
Upper East Side | 764 Madison Ave., 3rd floor
Scarsdale | 12 Chase Rd.
With three locations in NYC and one in Scarsdale, the aptly-named Completely Bare is a mini-chain of skin-care treatment centers that feel more like salons than clinics (they also do waxing). If it’s your first lasering experience, they offer free consultations to talk you through every detail (along with an assessment of whether it will be effective, as you need an intense enough discrepancy between your hair and skin color for lasering to really work).
Murray Hill | 317 E. 34th St. | 212.686.7306
Southampton | 325 Meeting House Ln., Bldg. 1, Suite C | 631.287.7307
With locations in New York City (he’s in Dr. Brandt’s office) and Southampton, Dr. Anolik is tops. In addition to being best-in-class for lasering, he’s the clinical assistant professor of dermatology at both the NYU School of Medicine and the Medical College of Cornell University.
Hampton Court | 4311 Oak Lawn, Suite 380 | 214.540.1416
Dr. Fritz, who specializes in laser hair removal, comes highly recommended by a friend of goop. He has years of experience in lasering and cosmetic skin care, even going so far as to found the Society of Plastic Surgery Skin Care Specialists, which focuses on the education and training of nurses and aestheticians.
Oxford Circus | 28 Maddox St. | +44 (0) 207 068 0730
The location in Oxford Circus is a bit random, but their laser hair removal is thorough and top notch. As a ‘medical spa’, they take a clinical approach to skincare (no relaxing music or scented lotions), and there’s an M.D. on the laser team. We like the Maddox Street branch, though there are 11 other locations around London.