How painful is laser hair removal
How Painful Is Laser Hair Removal?
Almost all of us have hair on different parts of the body. We want to grow eyelashes, eyebrows, and scalp hair but most of us choose to remove underarms, facial, and pubic hair.
That is different hair removal methods have been around for thousands of years. First successful laser hair removal experiment was performed in 1997 (about 22 years ago) and this technique has become commonplace all over the world.
%People have different questions about this (still) new treatment that claims to remove hair permanently. One of the common questions is; “how painful is it?”
This blog post explains how much pain a person will experience at the time of laser hair removal.
If you want to get rid of unwanted hair permanently, this topic is for you.
Being Afraid of Pain is Normal J
It is totally normal to fear pain and similar things. The human body and mind have an innate response mechanism toward pain. That is why we do not like to have pain. Oftentimes, some pain can help obtain some desired benefits.
The laser treatments can cause slight pain but it can remove unwanted hair permanently. Both pain and hair are unwanted but you can choose what you need.
The good news is; your laser professional can use topical anesthesia to avoid discomfort and pain.
Cosmetic Treatments and Risks
Though cosmetic treatments have become safer than ever, some risks still exist. Do not worry because cosmetic surgery providers have got you covered.
If you take proper care before/after the procedure and your professional carefully plans/performs the procedure, your treatment would be a success.
However, modern day laser treatments are much safer and can only cause minor and temporary side effects.
Pain During Laser Hair Removal
People often question about pain during hair removal treatments using a laser. First of all, the latest laser machines are safe to use and approved by the FDA and other notable watchdogs.
The person who undergoes a laser treatment may experience mild pain.
Actually, the laser light penetrates the skin at a deeper level and heats up targeted areas.
Due to this heat production, the person may experience slight pain.
That is why people complain about a mild burning sensation during the procedure.
Making Lasers Safe and Effective
It is possible to go through the laser journey without feeling any pain. Just ask your professional if local anesthesia can be administered before the treatment.
On the other hand, make sure you choose an expert who knows how to set laser machine mode to deliver desired results without causing harm to the skin.
Please note that a small amount of pain is easy to handle when you want to get huge benefits.
Different Level of Pain for Different Areas
The level of pain a person can feel during the treatment varies from face/body area to area.
For example, a person can experience 2 to 9 level of pain on the scale of 1 to 10 where 10 represents the highest level of pain.
A person can feel a different level of pain for different areas because of the different level of sensitivity. The face, underarms, pubic area, arms, and the legs all have a different level of pain.
The Way Forward with Laser
You have read how taking laser hair removal is a safe, short, and smooth option that delivers promising results to everyone. If you want to know more about this topic, make a list of questions, and visit a dermatologist offering laser treatments.
May you do not know a professional nearby your place? Please search online if you do not know a provider in your area. All the best with your hair removal journey! J
References and Further Study
- How Laser Hair Removal Feels on Every Body Part. Teen Vogue: https://www.teenvogue.com/story/how-laser-hair-removal-feels-on-every-body-part
- Does Laser Hair Removal Hurt A Bunch? Um, Yes, You Bet Your Bikini Line It Does. Bustle: https://www.bustle.com/articles/79782-does-laser-hair-removal-hurt-a-bunch-um-yes-you-bet-your-bikini-line-it-does
- By Alexandra Samuel What Hurts More: Laser Hair Removal or a Bikini Wax? Self.com: https://www.self.com/story/laser-hair-removal-vs-waxing
- All You Ever Wanted to Know About Laser Hair Removal. HuffPost News: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/all-you-ever-wanted-to-kn_n_7683978
- Q & A: Laser Hair Removal Pain. LaserAway: https://www.laseraway.com/news/dr-q-laser-hair-removal-pain/
- Laser Hair Removal. Euromed Clinic Dubai: https://www.euromedclinicdubai.com/laser-and-skincare/laser-hair-removal/