Does Laser Hair Removal Hurt?

Hair removal has been around for more than six decades now. Our ancestors practiced this because of cultural or religious purposes. But nowadays, hair removal is done also for sexual, medical, and aesthetic reasons. On the one hand, for increased sexual arousal, some couples prefer clean-shaven genital areas during intercourse. On the other hand, for medical purposes, when a person undergoes an operation or wound cleaning on areas of the body that have hair, hair removal is practiced for cleanliness and hygiene. However, the most common reason for this practice is due to aesthetic reasons, especially for women. The eyebrows, armpits, legs, and bikini line are the usual areas of the body that we women have our hairs removed from.

Some are blessed to have few visible hairs in these areas of the body, but a number of women aren’t. I am one of those millions of women who have noticeably colossal hairs on the legs. I believe it’s genetic. I started wanting my hairs removed on my legs during my senior high school year because that was the time when I became adventurous in dressing up.

I wanted my legs to look smooth and hair free, so I got rid of them. In my circle of friends, I was the first in the group who underwent hair removal. I used a depilatory product from VEET®.

The first question they asked me was “does laser hair removal hurt?” My first experience in hair removal did not hurt at all because depilatory products such as hair removal creams and lotions are painless but since laser hair removal was getting popular at the time, my friends thought it was what I used. In using depilatory products, all you have to do is apply the cream to the area, wait for to three five minutes, then rinse it off by scrapping the cream using a soft spatula and water. The solution is medicated to also maintain the moisture of the skin. Laser hair removal is a totally different and more technological advanced treatment.

As years went by, I have explored other hair removal techniques. The other painless techniques are laser hair removal and electrolysis, which are also the most expensive among the other options. Laser hair removal does sting a big, but nothing like waxing. They are approved by the Food and Drug Administration of the United States. To me, the most painful hair removal technique is waxing, but it is the most popular trend of hair removal this year. Although it is painful, the results give long lasting hairless limbs.

It’s quick and affordable. For those who do not have a high tolerance for pain, the other hair removal options are shaving and trimming. Meanwhile, for those who can tolerate a little pain, you may try plucking using tweezers, threading, or sugaring. Though these techniques are usually for smaller areas.

Here’s some friendly advice to make things simple for you when in doubt about hair removal. Choose a hair removal technique which you can tolerate, afford, and is convenient for your lifestyle. Laser hair removal is one of the most expensive options. It does not hurt much, just like getting stung with a rubber band across the skin. That sounds worse than it is. But after several sessions you might never have to worry about hair on those areas again.