Why does your laser hair removal hurts? A question you may be wondering, but not necessarily because you have personally experienced the “pain”. When it comes to laser hair removal the treatment should never be painful, although some discomfort may apply on certain areas and for some patients.
What do you feel during laser hair removal?
The laser sensation is described as being a little pinprick feeling with a heat sensation which stops straight after the laser’s been fired. At Skin Perfection we’ve invested in Cynosures Cyro Cool Glides which the practitioners connect to the laser hand piece. Whilst your laser treatment is carried out, a comfortable cool air will blow at the skin and making the treatment more pleasant for you.
Why does your laser hair removal hurts?
The question would be more accurate as why some patients may be more sensitive to the laser? Or why on some areas you may feel more discomfort compared to others? The answer is simple, we all have a different tolerance level for discomfort. Also in some cases where the hair is thicker and course the sensation can feel more intense compared to areas where your hair is fine. On certain days your body can be also more sensitive to heat if your immune system is a little compromised. While during most of your sessions you may not feel much at all. But it’s important to emphasise it should never feel painful as such.
Female patients at times report to be more sensitive in general during their periods. So this can also be a factor making your skin a bit more delicate than usual.
Your skin after laser hair removal
Your skin will usually look normal, however depending on how your skin absorbs the heat it may appear slightly red or come up with a little heat rash. This is nothing that you would have to worry about as this redness is short lived. Usually slight redness is all that you’ll experience, but by the time you leave it has usually disappeared.
If your skin feels tender and appears slightly red after treatment, your practitioner can apply aloe vera gel to the area. If you need further cooling, you’re welcome to stay in the clinic, and apply a cool pack until the skin has calmed down and you feel ready to leave.
To find out if laser hair removal is suitable for you, why not book a consultation with my Expert team, who will take care of you every step of the way.
How to book your consultation and what happens during your first visit?
As the first step of your hair removal journey at Skin Perfection London, we request that you attend a no obligations consultation and skin test. Firstly, this gives you the opportunity to learn more about the process. How does laser hair removal work? Why is it effective?
How many treatments you need? What’s the best laser for your skin type? How to prepare your skin for the treatment? And what to be aware of before undergoing laser hair removal. Finally to confirm suitability we’ll carry out a quick patch test.
We are looking forward to welcoming you at SP. Our highly trained and skilled aesthetic practitioners have many years of experience, so you can be confident you’re in the best hands. And, you can be sure, you’ll always have a stress-free relaxing experience.
Contact our team today to book an appointment.