Why You Should Be Considering Laser Hair Removal

For those of us looking for a way to get rid of unwanted hair, laser hair removal has been a popular choice. However, there are also many people biting their lips and wondering: doesn’t laser hair removal hurt?

Laser Hair Removal vs. Shaving and Waxing

Well, compared to what exactly? From my own personal experience, I’m not sure how many things could be more uncomfortable than waxing. Although I have yet to experience laser hair removal myself, past patients have been known to give positive feedback and prefer it over alternatives such as waxing. They often describe the pain as mild, comparing it to the sensation of a slight pinch. Oftentimes, this can even be reduced by using a numbing cream before the treatment. If you can tolerate the pain of waxing, laser hair removal will be a breeze and will last a lot longer.

With shaving, areas like the bikini line and the back can be a pain to effectively address, and the more you shave a certain area, the faster and thicker the hair grows back next time. Miss a day and you will already have a little patch of stubble. Also, shaving can often result in irritating cuts and razor bumps that can cause itching and even rashes. Laser hair removal provides a long-term solution to your unwanted hair and easily treat those hard to reach areas that are difficult to get with shaving.

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It is important to remember that each case varies based on how thick the patient’s hair is as well as the color. Those with thin, light-colored hair see less discomfort because a darker complexion will grab more light, attracting more heat to the spot.

To sum things up, if you have been wanting laser hair removal but have been putting it off simply due to a fear of intolerable pain, there is truly nothing to be afraid of. However, you must keep in mind that your experience greatly depends on who is giving the treatment! It is important to consult with a board certified cosmetic surgeon with plenty of experience giving the treatment to ensure that you receive the finest care.