If you are tired of dealing with the hassle of razors and waxing strips, laser hair removal is the perfect solution to say good-bye to unwanted body hair. However, while it is a safe and effective procedure, it often has a bad reputation for being painful. As a result, you may be a bit hesitant to schedule your consultation. Now, you have nothing to fear as new advancements have made it more comfortable than ever before. Not to mention, the use of numbing creams makes the pain much more manageable. Depending on the areas that are being treated, the sensations that you will experience will differ.
The face is one of the most common areas to remove unwanted hair; however, it can also lead to slightly more discomfort as the skin is not as thick as other areas of the body. The upper lip is often said to be the most pain as the skin is thinner than the sides of the face or chin. Many report it to feel as though a rubber band is being quickly snapped.
The underarms are widely reported to be the most painful areas to treat. Many say that it feels as though a needle is being deeply inserted under the arm. However, the use of numbing creams and new lasers make the discomfort far less severe than when compared to treatment processes of the past.
The bikini line is rated among one of the most uncomfortable areas to have the laser used. However, it is often compared to that of waxing the area, but the pain is not over in just a few seconds because the laser must be used for a longer period of time.
The arms are said to be one of the least painful locations because the skin is thicker. Just as with the face, it may feel like a rubber band is snapping; however, the inner arms, where the skin is thinner, can be slightly more painful.
The legs are generally noted to be relatively pain-free. It may feel as though there is slight zapping of the skin, making it more tolerable than any other spot on the body.
Stomach and Back
Treating the stomach and back may tickle, but there can also be pain because the skin is sensitive. To minimize discomfort, a numbing cream is often recommended.
Say Good-Bye to Unwanted Body Hair
The fear of discomfort should not hold you back from having the laser treatments. In addition to numbing creams, the use of diode lasers often makes it no worse than the pain from a mild sunburn.
About Dr. Connie Casad
Dr. Connie Casad is a board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology to promote the overall wellness of her patients. In addition, she is also specially trained in many aesthetic procedures, like laser hair removal. Using the most advanced technologies, she enhances the results you receive with your comfort in mind. If you have any questions about the treatment process, contact her office today to schedule a consultation.