If you are ready to stop these hair removal techniques, there’s one easy way to do it: get laser hair removal treatment.
How Laser Hair Removal Works
Laser hair removal uses the laser to target dark hair in different areas of your body. The laser heats up this dark hair, damaging the follicle so it can no longer grow hair. Unfortunately, this means that laser hair removal may not work on women with pale skin and pale hair or women with very dark skin and very dark hair.
Because hair grows in cycles, you’ll need a few laser hair removal treatments to damage as many hair follicles in the chosen area as possible.
Why Laser Hair Removal Doesn’t Cause Pain
Unlike waxing or tweezing, laser hair removal doesn’t pluck live hair out of follicles, which can feel like ripping at your skin. It heats up the follicles from the inside instead, which can cause the hair to fall out and stop growing. That’s why it doesn’t feel as painful as these hair removal procedures.
Your technician can also help you stay comfortable by applying a numbing cream to your skin before the procedure. Numbing cream drastically reduces feelings of pain or discomfort. The numbing cream may be especially helpful if you are having hair removed from sensitive areas like your bikini zone or underarms. These areas may cause more discomfort because the skin is very thin, whereas skin on the legs or back is thicker.
While the heat from laser hair removal should not be intense enough to cause pain, you could experience some discomfort as follicles are damaged. Some people describe it as a rubber band snapping against your skin feeling. You could also have some skin redness and irritation after your treatment, similar to a sunburn.
You can also take an antihistamine the night before and morning before your treatment. These medicines have been known to help reduce sensations of discomfort or pain during laser hair removal.
Still, these minor, short-term discomforts are likely less painful than repeated bikini waxes all summer long or repeated razor burns and ingrown hair from shaving. Plus laser hair removal can free up time for you to be out and about, instead of in the shower trying to achieve smoother skin.
At the Spa and Laser Center in Virginia Beach, our expert technicians strive to help you feel comfortable throughout your laser hair removal treatment. They have experience treating every area of the body and help you achieve smoother skin without shaving and waxing. Contact us today at 757-965-7444 or online to schedule your laser hair removal consultation.