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Is Laser Hair Removal Painful?


If you have unwanted hair on your face, chest, leg, or any other part of your body, you’ve likely tried razors, hot wax, bleaching and/or electrolysis to get rid of it. While these treatments do get the job done, they can be time-consuming and painful. That’s where laser hair removal comes in. It can help you remove unwanted hair without any of the pain and hassle that often comes with other treatments.

Does Laser Hair Removal Hurt?

In most cases, laser hair removal causes minimal pain, especially when you compare it to other treatments like waxing. Many patients state that it feels like being snapped by a rubber band. Of course, the area being lasered and your personal pain tolerance will dictate the pain level associated with laser hair removal.

Laser hair removal uses highly concentrated light energy to destroy your hair follicles without damaging your surrounding skin. You can expect to see a 15 to 30% reduction in hair after each treatment. We recommend laser hair removal on any of your body where you have unwanted hair including your face, chest, arms, legs, and bikini area.

While laser hair removal leads to long-lasting results, they are not permanent. Eventually, your hair will return. Fortunately, however, it’ll be thinner and fewer than it was in the past and you can return for additional treatments as often as you’d like.

How Many Laser Hair Removal Treatments are Necessary

We have found that most patients require anywhere between six to eight treatments to ensure all of their hair is removed from the area of concern. It’s a good idea to space out your treatments at least six to eight weeks apart so that your hair can enter into a new cycle and allow for the precise targeting of all of your hair follicles. The coarseness of your hair and areas of treatment will dictate how many treatments you’ll need. During a consultation, we can inform you of the ideal laser hair removal plan for your unique needs.

Take the Next Step

If you’d like more information on laser hair removal, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at Renew MD in Reno, Nevada today. Call us or fill out our convenient online contact form. We look forward to meeting you!

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