Does Laser Hair Removal Hurt?

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Are you tired of spending extensive time on traditional hair removal methods, such as shaving, waxing, and plucking? Laser hair removal is a long-term solution to address unwanted hair on the face and body. At Lynch Vein & Aesthetics, we offer laser hair removal services for men and women in Peoria, AZ.

When performed by a medical professional, such as board-certified general surgeon Dr. Matthew Lynch, laser hair removal can safely and effectively remove unwanted hair from many areas of the body. But is laser hair removal painful? While the treatment is very tolerable, the degree of reported intensity can vary based on the individual. During your consultation, we will go over what you can expect during your laser hair removal treatment. Reach out to our office today to schedule an appointment.

How does laser hair removal work?

Our laser hair removal treatments are performed with top-tier technology by Alma Harmony XL PRO to effectively smooth unwanted hair on areas like the arms, face, chest, back, legs, and bikini area. As the targeted laser energy penetrates into the skin, the hair follicles are damaged and future production of hair is disabled.

During your laser hair removal session in Peoria, AZ, you will relax in one of our private treatment rooms as the laser is passed over the desired areas. In general, laser hair removal is relatively quick, lasting around an hour or less. After 3 – 5 laser hair removal sessions performed over the next 3 – 4 weeks, you should be able to enjoy your new, smooth results.

Does laser hair removal hurt more than waxing?

Contrary to what you may have heard, laser hair removal treatments are not considered painful. While the treatment is very tolerable, the degree of reported intensity is relative to the individual as well as the treatment area. In general, laser hair removal is less uncomfortable than waxing. Unlike waxing, which involves pulling out hair, laser hair removal utilizes high-intensity light beams to target and disable the hair follicles. During your treatment, you will feel warm heat on your skin. If needed, a topical numbing cream can be applied prior to your procedure to keep you at ease. Rest assured, Dr. Lynch and the team at Lynch Vein & Aesthetics are very experienced in providing laser hair removal treatments with patient comfort in mind.

Side effects of laser hair removal

After laser hair removal, you may have mild swelling, redness, or irritation, like a light sunburn on your skin. These side effects should subside within a few days. It is important to avoid UV exposure for at least 24 hours to allow time for your skin to fully heal. Since your skin will feel sensitive following your treatment, our office will provide instructions on how to soothe skin after laser hair removal. We recommend applying ice packs and soothing moisturizing balms to take care of any discomfort.

Target unwanted hair on your face and body

Laser hair removal is ideal for men and women who would like a long-term solution to remove unwanted hair. Although you may have heard otherwise, laser hair removal is not generally considered a painful treatment. Many of our patients agree that any discomfort associated with laser hair removal is worth it to avoid wasted time and money on other methods, like shaving and waxing. Dr. Matthew Lynch and the team at Lynch Vein & Aesthetics can address any concerns or questions you may have, so reach out to our office in Peoria, AZ to request a consultation.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.