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There are tons of ways you remove hair from your body. Thing ranges from conventional waxing to shaving and using depilatory aids. However, in recent years, laser hair removal has become a popular method for getting rid of unwanted hair. It was recognized as one of the most commonly done cosmetic procedures back in 2016 by the ASPS (American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery).
Laser hair removal aims to remove hair follicles with laser beams. These laser beams do not let you feel the heat, but you may feel a tingling sensation. However, everyone experiences this procedure differently, depending on which body part they had laser hair removal. If you have been considering undergoing the process but are hesitant because of the pain level of laser hair removal or are intimated by the unknown. In this article, we explain what kind of pain to expect when undergoing laser hair removal treatment procedures.
You will experience a manageable snapping skin sensation. The procedure will hurt a little more on your legs compared to other areas of the body. That is because the skin on your legs is a little thicker than other sensitive areas of your body like your underarms or face. However, there are still certain parts on the legs where you may experience more pain during the process, depending on the sensitivity. For example, it will hurt more on your inner thighs than your shins.
You will experience the sensation of a rubber band snapping on your skin. The skin thickness on the face varies greatly. It is believed that the most painful area for laser hair removal on the face is the upper lip area. The skin is the thinnest here. Other areas on your face, such as your chin, forehead, cheeks, or sideburns, cause less pain because these areas have thicker skin.
You will experience a slight snapping or pinching sensation here when undergoing laser hair removal. However, unlike your face, your arms have thicker skin and can endure the pain a little better. The pain you experience on this body part is so mild that you won’t even consider it as uncomfortable. Most people don’t even need to use numbing cream on this part of the body.
You will experience a tickling sensation here, but it is not necessarily painful. Similar to the skin of your arms, your stomach has a thicker skin, so the procedure will not hurt as much as other parts of the body. However, the snapping of the laser used in the process may let you experience a tickling sensation that can make you move involuntarily, but it is not painful in any way.
You will experience the sensation of being poked by a deep needle. The underarms are considered as the most painful spot on the body to get laser hair removal. This is because the skin on your underarms is relatively thin. Although the results are always ideal, you will have to prepare yourself for the inevitable pain when having your underarms treated.
The Bikini Line
This area is one of the most common spots for laser hair removal simply because women and men want an even and smooth bikini line with no stray hairs peeking out. The bikini line has thin skin like the underarms, that is why having the procedure on this area is also considered as one of the more painful. Although it is often compared to waxing, laser hair removal on this body in the bikini area takes longer.
Before signing up for the procedure, ask about how long it will take and determine if you can tolerate the lengthy process.
You will experience the same sensation as having laser hair removal treatment on your underarms or bikini line– which is being poked by a deep needle. Laser hair removal done on the back is as painful because of the number of hairs likely have densely packed hair in this body part. Men are the ones who often get this kind of treatment coupled with hair removal on the chest area.
Whether you want to get ready for bikini season or just feel that excess hair is unsightly, getting laser removal treatments is a good alternative to time-consuming and tedious manual hair removal.