Does Laser Hair Removal Hurt?Does Laser Hair Removal Hurt?

When people consider different hair removal methods, one of the main concerns is often pain. In addition to conventional methods like waxing and tweezing, this goes for laser hair removal. While laser hair removal can cause some discomfort during treatment, it’s much longer lasting and even permanent for many patients. This means that in the long run, laser hair removal can help you cut down on painful hair removal sessions.  

What Does Laser Hair Removal Feel Like?

Patients often describe laser hair removal as feeling like a rubber band snapping on the skin. This sensation can continue for the duration of the treatment. At Laser Affair, our cutting-edge laser requires approximately 5 minutes for the underarms,15 minutes for a Brazilian bikini treatment, and 90 minutes for the full legs. 

Our laser hair removal system includes a patented cooling mist that’s sprayed onto the skin milliseconds before the laser pulse is administered, which makes the treatment process more comfortable while protecting the epidermis. This cooling spray is also much more convenient and less messy than gels. 

Does laser hair removal hurt? Some patients experience mild, temporary discomfort immediately after laser hair removal, which can be alleviated by applying aloe.

Long-Lasting Hair Removal

Unlike waxing and tweezing, which require regular treatment sessions, laser hair removal has the potential to permanently remove unwanted hair. When it’s administered by an experienced technician, laser hair removal provides a 70% to 98% permanent hair reduction in the treated area. Patients typically need at least 6 treatment sessions to achieve this, with each session providing about a 20% permanent hair reduction. If hair does grow back, it will be finer and lighter than before. 

With laser hair removal, you can achieve beauty without the pain. During your consultation at Laser Affair, we’ll demonstrate how the laser works and provide a few pulses so that you know what the treatment feels like. This can alleviate any concerns and give you confidence going into the treatment. Contact us today to learn more!