Cutting your nails doesn’t hurt, does it? That’s because you just cut a part of it, and don’t actually rip out your nails. In the same way, when you shave your hair, it doesn’t hurt at all because shaving doesn’t take out your hair from the roots. However, because waxing and plucking do take out the hair from the roots, they hurt. Laser too destroys the hair follicles, so a laser hair removal session is likely to cause some pain, but is it unbearable? Lets find out.
If you could endure a waxing session, especially around your private parts, chances are that you will find a laser hair removal session much painless. You fill certainly find the first laser session a little discomforting. The feeling of getting your hair removed through laser can be described as a rubber band snapping against your skin or that of a pin prick. Not too bad, right? Most people find the pain tolerable.
Factors that decide the pain level during Laser Hair Removal
The pain level also depends on the part of body being subjected to the laser beams. Certain areas are likely to hurt more than others. The pain also depends on the kind of hair you need to remove from your body. If you have fine or light hair, you may not experience much pain. People with dark, thick hair are likely to go though comparatively more pain. It also depends on the sensitivity of your skin.
Most people who have tried both waxing and laser hair removal, have mentioned the latter to be less painful. With every laser session, your hair will start getting thinner, which will result in less pain.
If you get the treatment done at a licensed and reputed medical spa like that of Dr. Bijan Farah, you can expect the procedure to be as painless as possible. Experienced med spa professionals will try to make the process extremely comfortable for you. Your doctor may give you certain painkillers or apply a numbing lotion on the area to be treated, to reduce the pain.
Options available at medical spa
The following options are offered by most medical spas that undertake laser hair removal:
- A cold cloth may be rubbed over the area simultaneously while the treatment is going on. It may be lightly pressed on the treated area after every three to four pulses.
- An aloe vera gel maybe applied to soothe the skin.
- You may be given an ice pack to apply on the treated area.
Not everyone has the same level of tolerance, so the pain level will certainly vary. Perhaps a friend of yours who has undergone the treatment, may have found it to be quite painful. However, that does not mean you will find it unbearable too. If you feel you won’t be able to take it, you can opt for painkillers recommended by your doctor, before the treatment.
If you reside near Encino, Sherman Oaks, San Fernando or Calabasas, CA, you can fix an appointment with Dr. Bijan Farah and understand the laser hair removal procedure in detail. He will explain you all about it, which will help you in deciding if it is suitable for you.