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Does Laser Hair Removal Hurt 

 September 9, 2020

By  Mikey Almeida

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Does Laser Hair Removal Hurt

Laser hair removal is not considered to be a painful treatment.


Most patients tolerate the treatment very well. It feels like a rubber band being flicked against your skin repetitively. However, as a general rule of thumb, the darker and coarser the hair is, the more discomfort will be felt.


This is because darker and coarser hair can absorb more energy at a time. This is not something that can be controlled unfortunately. On the positive side, patients with darker and coarser hair see results much faster and require less treatments.


At Miami Skin Spa we use a laser called the excel HR. This laser is absolutely top of the line, and uses advanced laser technology to alleviate any discomfort the patient may feel. 


For instance, the excel HR laser hair removal device uses cooling technology which allows the patient’s skin to remain relatively cold during the treatment. There is also a cream applied that allows the laser to specifically target the carbon within the hair. 


Many precautions are taken to never harm the skin of the patient, but there are always risks associated with treatments. Our nurses always discuss these risks during your free laser hair removal consultation

 

What Does Laser Hair Removal Feel Like?

Some laser hair removal using IPL lasers or lesser forms of technology will cause a lot more discomfort and will also cause downtime. The Excel HR uses the newest technology to deliver an almost pain free experience. 

 

The laser hair removal device operates in pulses, and each pulse will burn the hair above the skin. When the hair is burnt, the follicles are damaged. This can feel like a slight sting or pinch, but is not considered painful by any of our patients. 

 

However, it is certainly not an enjoyable experience either. Laser hair removal is a permanent procedure and should be taken seriously!


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