When it comes to hair removal treatments, most of them doesn’t inspire thoughts of warm and fuzzy treatments. In fact waxing has to be one of the worst pains some patients report; while epilating feels like you are being skinned alive. But what’s the verdict on laser hair removal? Does it hurt to remove hair with laser? Thankfully the treatment is pain free, although some heat sensation can be felt during the procedure.
Hair removal equals torture
That’s definitely the case with waxing and epilating. The hair being ripped out is never a pleasant feeling. Let alone when you feel like your whole skin is being pulled of your body. Not only these traditional methods are painful, but often cause the skin trauma. Leaving it with ingrowing hair, irritation and even sever rashes. Luckily you aren’t out of options and with laser hair removal entering the scene you no longer have to dread the idea of hair removal.
Does it hurt to remove hair with laser?
The treatment should never be painful, as pain indicates a negative skin reaction to the laser. The feeling during laser hair removal best described by patients as a heat sensation or like an elastic band pinching at the skin that last literally seconds. On some parts patient don’t feel even this much while on other parts where the skin is thinner, or the bones are stronger may feel the sensation a bit more.
To ensure your comfort at all times, most medical grade laser machines are working along a cooling system that sprays cold air to the area at the same time as the laser is being fired. So it cools and calms the skin instantly. The heat sensation may last for a few hours in extreme cases, but this is very rare. In order to cool the skin post treatment you should wear loose clothing, avoid hot showers, steam rooms, sauna and even working out for 48 hours. You may also apply a thin layer of aloe vera to aid skin healing and to keep the skin moisturised.
To experience the sensation of the laser, why not a patch test, so you can see what it feels like getting laser hair removal.
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.