Do Laser Hair Removal Treatments Hurt?

August 22, 2016

Looking for smooth, hair-free skin?  Want to break free from the hassle of constantly shaving, waxing, and plucking?

By now, you probably know that laser hair removal is a great alternative to the daily grind of shaving or the pain and expense of professional waxing. At Skin Cancer Specialists, P.C. and Aesthetic Center, our aestheticians use the cutting-edge LightSheer DUET and LightSheer Desire Lasers, which provides superior laser hair removal results.

Both lasers – developed by Lumenis – penetrate the dermis to target each individual hair follicle in the treatment area.  These lasers are combined with a vacuum treatment, which improves efficiency during the procedure.  The vacuum pulls the hair follicle up closer to the laser handpiece, thus increasing the follicle’s absorption of the laser energy.  This procedure tackles current growth, while also preventing future regrowth.

Laser hair removal has come a long way since when it was first introduced back in the late 90s.  While previous generations of laser treatments felt like elastic bands snapping against the skin, today’s laser hair removal treatments are much less painful.  For patients who are worried about experiencing discomfort during their procedure, a Skin Cancer Specialists, P.C. and Aesthetic Center professional can apply a numbing cream to the treatment area.

The most common treatment areas include:

  • Bikini area
  • Back (for men)
  • Legs
  • Arms and underarm areas

Patients should expect to undergo multiple treatments to see the results they’re looking for.  The number of treatments a patient will need can be determined by their hair color, skin color, and hair type.

Ready to enjoy silky smooth skin and break free from the hassle of your razor? Then it’s time to contact Skin Cancer Specialists, P.C. and Aesthetic Center to schedule a laser hair removal consultation.  Skin Cancer Specialists, P.C. and Aesthetic Center has four locations in the greater Atlanta area, meaning there’s a location near you!

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