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A 23-year-old female asked:

does it hurt when you get a laser hair removal?

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Dr. Philip Miller
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Yes: this is still a burning procedure.
Dr. Raymond Schneider
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Yes it does.: Not all hair is amenable to removal. It is also a rather long and drawn out procedure starting with a low voltage and progressively increasing the power over time. It does not feel good
Dr. Steven Warren
Family Medicine 9 years experience
Yes: it can hurt and many places put on a numbing cream first. Some people can tolerate the sting of the laser but most state that it is painful. The first few hits of the laser are not too bad but each time after it gets worse. Use the numbing cream

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A 16-year-old female asked:

Getting laser hair removal so I have to shave inside my anus. It hurts and itches and I get bumps, any suggestions?

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Avoid: i am not exactly clear on the scenario, but if you are prone to razor bumps, it is best to avoid shaving there. There are a number of personal clippers on the market that trim closely enough to leave little or no visible hair, without causing the irritation of shaving.
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