Does laser hair removal hurt?


Questions, Treatment | Dr Dhanraj Chavan | July 5, 2021

The final decision on starting laser hair removal treatment. But now next question is does laser hair removal hurt? Don’t worry and have patience. You will get your answer, on this blog. Dr. Dhananjay Chavan will clear all your doubts. Read this blog till the end to know in details. 

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How does it work?

Laser hair removal involves the application of a laser beam over skin that wants to be made free of hair. This beam is absorbed by the follicles, the heat in the beam dries them out, causing them to fall off. Now since it involves the production of heat, some pain is expected. But it varies from machine to machine, and machines which use a cool dip laser probe (it balances the heat produced), or a vacuum-assisted laser probe (the skin is pulled towards the laser beam so that the pain associated is reduced) ensure that the pain is almost nil.

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Laser hair removal vs Waxing

Do you also have the same question on your mind? Some claims laser hair removal is better than waxing other say waxing is better. Let’s discuss each other in details:


Laser hair removal:

  • Hair reduction is permanent.
  • It requires more no of sessions depending on the area of treatment.
  • It is less painful treatment.
  • Laser treatment gives you smooth skin texture.
  • It helps you to remove baby hairs also.
  • It is a more expensive treatment.


  • It is not a permanent treatment.
  • Every time as your hair grows you need to get the treatment done.
  • It is a painful treatment.
  • Waxing may not suit for many as it can make your skin patchy red if your skin is sensitive.
  • You need to grow 1/2 an inch to get waxing done.
  • It is not at all expensive treatment.

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Does laser hair removal hurt on face?

Laser hair removal is the treatment in this process we remove unwanted hairs from our body. As this treatment is through hitting beam light, so we think this is a painful treatment. Laser treatment is painless treatment, but you may feel slight pinching pain on sensitive areas such as face, underarms, bikini line, thighs. As you will be used to many no of sessions then you do not feel any pain. It also depends on the doctors or the technicians how they are performing the treatment. Yes, you may feel slight pain on your face, it may not be necessary for all. Or it is just like an ant bite pain.

Listen to what Dr. Dhanraj Chavan has to say on how painful is laser hair removal.

Does laser hair removal hurt less each time?

When we think something is hurting us, we become very conscious of the process. Pain gets used to our body as we finish each session. So we feel it hurts less by each session. Application of ice makes the area numb and the gel too. Thus, it hurts our body less.

Do let us know all your doubts, we will be ready to help you out. Thank you so much for reading my article.

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