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A 23-year-old female asked:

Does it hurt when you get a laser hair removal?

3 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Philip Miller
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Yes: this is still a burning procedure.
Dr. Raymond Schneider
47 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 10 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 41-year-old member asked:

How bad does laser hair removal hurt?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
Ophthalmology 54 years experience
Like rubberband snap: Laser hair removal should not hurt beyond sensation like rubberband snap. If you are having pain you are most likely being treated with wrong type of laser. Only yag laser will actually kill hair follicles and with the proper treatment under the direction of a doctor, not at a day spa, your treatment should be basically painless.

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