What Does Laser Hair Removal Feel Like?
If you are tired of shaving or just looking to remove bothersome hair, chances are you have considered getting laser hair removal. When it comes to this treatment, patients tend to have a lot of questions such as how much does laser hair removal cost and how many treatments will they need. However, the most common questions our certified laser technicians get asked are what does treatment feel like and will it be uncomfortable. Since pain is subjective, it can be hard to give a definitive answer. Luckily, at Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center, we have decades of experience treating patients and have some insight about what to expect.
As the name suggests, laser hair removal works to remove unwanted facial and body hair by using a special laser to treat hair follicles. Since the light from the laser is attracted to dark pigments, the energy pulls directly into the hair without disturbing the surrounding skin. Because of this, laser hair removal works best for people who have dark hair.
Even though the lasers use heat, patients may not feel any hot sensations. Laser hair removal treatment has been described as feeling like your skin is being snapped with a rubber band. To help minimize pain, your provider may apply a numbing cream to the area before treatment. After treatment, you may experience temporary, mild discomfort such as redness and slight irritation. During this time, your skin will be sensitive, so you should avoid UV rays and make sure to wear sunscreen with a SPF of 30 or higher.
The level of discomfort you may experience during treatment depends on what location of the body you choose to get treated. The more sensitive the skin is, the more uncomfortable the treatment session is likely to be. Areas with thick skin such as the back, arms and legs have the lowest levels of discomfort for most people. On the other hand, areas with sensitive skin such as the underarms and the bikini line tend to be more uncomfortable.
Everyone has a different level of pain tolerance and we want to know if you’re worried about any pain or discomfort. Our expert technicians want you to feel as comfortable as possible during your laser hair removal treatment. If you’re interested in learning more about laser hair removal or have any questions about the treatment, contact Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center in Duluth today. Additionally, give our med spa a follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more about our skincare services and cosmetic treatments.