Does Laser Hair Removal Hurt?


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The pain associated with laser hair removal has been commonly described anywhere in the range from as gentle as a baby's sneeze, to as mild as tiny pin picks, to as abrupt as the snap of a rubber band. The sensation typically depends on three factors.

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Does Laser Hair Removal Hurt?
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These three factors are: the individual's pain tolerance, the amount of nerve endings in the skin being treated and the intensity of the laser, which the technician can adjust. Most reviewers agree that the pain is tolerable, and that the process hurts significantly less than waxing the same body area. Since hair becomes lighter and less dense with each treatment, subsequent sessions tend to be less painful than initial sessions.

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