Is laser hair removal painful?
Laser hair removal does hurt, but not a lot. You can expect the worst hair removal treatment to score at most a three out of ten in your pain scale, depending on how pain tolerant you are.
The laser removal process works by conducting heat energy through the dark pigment of the hair, which then destroys the hair follicles at their base. That is often what causes discomfort, especially in more sensitive areas of the skin. But like I said, the discomfort will never be unmanageable, and many people report not feeling discomfort at all.
On the other hand, there are many forms of laser removal equipment available in the market right now. So if pain is one of your chief concerns, you can look for a clinic that operates one of the newer and faster machines. That will make the process more comfortable.
The difference in session length can be huge depending on the equipment being used. Removing hair for an entire back, for example, used to take a full hour per session. Now you can find laser removal in Kent that does the same in ten minutes.