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Is Laser Hair Removal Painful?

Are you considering laser hair removal, but think a laser penetrating your skin would be painful? The procedure may not be as you imagine, so it’s best to take a look at the facts when considering a laser hair removal procedure.

What to expect with laser hair removal

The area being treated is usually shaved in preparation for laser treatment, and patients are given goggles to protect the eyes during the procedure.

The laser emits a concentrated beam of light that targets the hair follicle. The energy is converted into heat, which is absorbed by the melanin (pigment) in the hair follicle. This destroys the follicle and prevents regrowth, resulting in the permanent reduction of hairs. It takes multiple sessions, usually 6-8, to achieve smooth skin with laser hair removal.

Is Laser Hair Removal Painful? 

Many laser hair removal patients have said that the treatment feels similar to having a rubber band snapped against the skin. Some patients also feel a stinging sensation or tiny pricks, so there is some discomfort with the procedure, and this may be a problem for patients that are particularly sensitive to pain. In addition, the level of discomfort may differ depending on the area being treated, and the technology used.

However, if you undergo laser hair removal treatment at Clovis Laser Center with the cutting-edge Soprano ICE, you will experience almost no pain. The Soprano ICE has an efficient contact cooling system that significantly reduces any pain, so most patients don’t experience any pain at all. During the procedure, the ICETM cold sapphire heats the underlying dermis, while the advanced cooling technology keeps the surface of the skin cool.

Do you think laser hair removal with the Soprano ICE may be right for you? Call today to set up a consultation.