Does Laser Hair Removal Hurt?

Are you ready to toss out your razors and try laser hair removal? You’ll be glad you did, because laser hair removal is sure to give you the smooth, hair-free skin you’re looking for. Laser hair removal is safe, convenient, and delivers long-lasting results, but chances are there is one question you are anxious to have answered – Does laser hair removal hurt.

What’s involved in laser hair removal?
The laser energy targets the melanin that is found at the base of the hair follicle, and the heat generated damages the hair follicle, preventing further hair growth.

Popular areas for laser hair removal include the face, underarms, legs, bikini area, and back.

It typically takes 3-6 sessions to achieve optimal hair reduction, since all the hair is not treated in one session.

Does Laser Hair removal hurt?
The general consensus among patients is that laser hair removal does not hurt. Patients may experience a mild, stinging sensation that is often compared to having an elastic band snapped against the skin, but the procedure is well tolerated. There is also the feeling of having something warm against the skin, as the laser heats up the hair follicles. However, it’s important to remember that patients with a lower pain threshold and very sensitive skin may feel the treatment more than others.

If you are looking for a comfortable laser hair removal experience, the CoolGlide laser by Cutera is the ideal system. The handpiece cools and sooths the skin as it glides over the treatment areas, so it is virtually painless.

Are you interested in laser hair removal with Cutera CoolGlide? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in Santa Ana / Irvine, CA area, Precision Aesthetics is our featured practice.

You can reach them at, or by calling (949) 528-8457.

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