Does Laser Hair Removal Hurt?

Traditional methods such as waxing and shaving are effective in the short-term; but they certainly don’tgive you a long-term solution for hair removal – not to mentionthe ingrown hairs and bumps that you are subjected to afterwards! It therefore comes as no surprise that laser hair removal has become increasingly popular amongst those seeking an effective, efficient and convenient method to rid themselves of their unwanted body hair, once and for all.

One of the most poignant questions contemplated by those who are debating whether or not to invest in laser hair removal is “does it hurt?” Whilst everyone has their own definition of pain, most people will agree that monthly waxing is a grueling experience, albeit only for twenty minutes or so. The main difference between traditionalhair removal methods and laser hair removal is that the latter prevents future hair regrowth through heating the dermal layer of the skin until it reaches a temperature that damages the hair follicle. This begs the all-important question:

Does Laser Hair Removal Hurt?

The level of discomfort experienced during a treatment depends on two core factors:

The Treated Area
Some areas of skin are more sensitive than others, especially the bikini line and underarms.

Skin Tone
You might find you are more sensitive to the sensation of laser hair removal if you have darker skin, due to the fact that your skin contains more pigment.

Many people describe the feeling of laser hair removal being comparable to the repetitive snapping of a hot rubber band against their skin, which is far more pleasant than that of waxing (especially if you have coarser hair.) However, it is a manageable sensation even for those who have a low pain tolerance and it doesn’t continue past the duration of the session, which lasts no more than one hour. Furthermore, a reputable clinic will take extra measures to reduce any discomfort you might experience during your treatment, by applying topical numbing cream to the area prior to starting your session. The laser hair removal technician, will also advice you of “do´s” and “don´ts” in the lead up to your first treatment, during your initial consultation.

To schedule a free consultation in the Memphis region, talk to Novo Laser in Cordova by calling (901) 202-0733

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