Laser hair removal is a fast and convenient alternative that many people find more attractive when compared to alternatives such as waxing and tweezing. So it’s not surprising that it’s become such a popular cosmetic procedure, but how does it stack up when it comes to the pain factor. Is laser hair removal painful?  

How laser hair removal works

The laser emits pulses of laser light that target the dark pigment at the base of the hair follicle. The laser light converts into heat which is absorbed by the pigment, and this eventually destroys the hair inside the follicle. The treated hair follicle is no longer able to produce hair, resulting in permanent hair reduction.

Laser hair removal is typically done on the face, arms, legs, bikini area, back, and underarms. Several treatments are needed to achieve the best results, since hair grows in different phases.

Is laser hair removal painful?

Laser hair removal is most often described as feeling much like a rubber band being snapped against the skin. While there is some level of discomfort, the procedure  is not really painful, and treatments are even more comfortable with next generation laser hair removal technology like the Soprano ICE.

Cutting-edge treatments like the Soprano ICE provide clients with a very comfortable laser hair removal experience. The Soprano ICE has a patented contact cooling system that cools the skin for extended periods. This reduces the risk of burns, and ensures that no extra cooling is needed.

The level of discomfort also varies depending on the area being treated.  However, since most laser hair removal treatments are very fast and the results are so good, pain is not generally a problem.

Are you ready to give laser hair removal a try? Contact East Cobb Rejuvenation Med Spa, Marietta, GA for more information.

Call 770-771-6865 today to schedule a consultation.