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Is Laser Hair Removal Painful?

Do you cringe every time you think about how much money you’ve spent on products and salon services that remove your unwanted hair?! Those waxings and razors definitely add up over your lifetime and if you think about all the time that you spend trying to rid yourself of this hair, it becomes downright infuriating! Laser Hair Removal is definitely the way to handle this problem most effectively and economically…but are you afraid of having to suffer painful procedures? If so, don’t worry. It is not as painful as you may expect.

What Is Laser Hair Removal and How Does It Work?

Laser hair removal uses highly-concentrated beams of light that are converted into heat so that they can penetrate the hair follicles and damage them. Once the laser does it’s work, the skin works to push the remaining follicles out during the next 2 weeks. If the hair regrows, the treatment will be repeated until there is no more regrowth. Most patients need more than one treatment to achieve their desired results. Each treatment lasts 30-60 minutes, depending on the size of the area and the number of areas being treated. There is no downtime after these treatments either so you can resume your daily activities right away.

At Skinatomy Laser Clinic, we have three different types of laser treatments:

  1. Candela Gentle YAG. This treatment is safe for all skin types and gentle. It also can be used to remove spider veins and to tighten the skin of the face and neck.
  2. LightSheer Diode. This is another treatment that is safe for all skin types and is gentle. Any follow up appointments are scheduled 6 to 8 weeks apart.
  3. Sciton ClearScan YAG. This is used to treat large areas at the same time. It is safe and gentle on all skin types.


Consultations Available Now

Take the first step. Get your questions answered and find out which treatment option is best for you by meeting with one of our knowledgeable providers at Skinatomy Laser Clinic for an in-person consultation. Simply fill out the form on this page, and one of our experienced team members will reach out to you promptly to schedule your consultation.

Does Laser Hair Removal Hurt?

There is typically a little discomfort associated with laser hair removal, but patients commonly describe it as feeling similar to a quick rubber band snap on the skin. That feeling may be more intense in areas where the skin is more sensitive, such as the upper lip, armpit, or bikini line, but don’t give up yet. Topical numbing cream can be applied to make your treatment pain-free and some devices even have cooling mechanisms that provide additional cooling while the treatment is in progress.  When the treatment has concluded, you may experience redness for 1-5 hours and the area may feel warm during that time. This is normal and does not usually cause any discomfort. Overall, most patients find the minimal discomfort bearable and an awesome exchange for a hair-free look!


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