An increasing number of men and women in the US are choosing laser treatment to get rid of unwanted hair. It is considered a faster, more effective solution to traditional hair removal options, and is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures. If you are thinking about getting it done, you may be wondering just how painful is it. So does laser hair removal hurt? Let’s check out the facts.
About laser hair removal
Laser hair removal is a non-invasive procedure that offers long lasting results. The laser energy targets the pigment in the hair follicle and destroys it, so that it is unable to grow any more hair.
In the earlier days, lasers could only eliminate hair from people with light hair and dark skin. But thanks to advanced technology, it’s now possible to get rid of unwanted hair of varying colors. It may take 3 to 6 sessions to get the desired results.
Does laser hair removal hurt?
Laser hair removal is almost painless, and therefore most people are able to tolerate the procedure very well. Many patients who have it done say it feels a lot like an elastic band snapping against the skin. However, it is important to remember that pain tolerance varies among individuals.
When compared to waxing, which hurts regardless of the technique that’s used, laser hair removal does not hurt as much. Most lasers can be adjusted as needed, if you are feeling any discomfort.
The Beaux Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery offers laser hair removal to clients in Lanham, MD, and also in the areas of Washington DC, and Baltimore. Call 301-880-7022 today for an appointment. During consultation Dr. Banks will customize a treatment plan for you, and let you know how many sessions you need to obtain the results you want.