Does Laser Hair Removal Hurt?

by Laser Clinics Team on March 09, 2023

Does Laser Hair Removal Hurt?

Are you tired of the pain and hassle of waxing or electrolysis hair removal? If you want to achieve smooth, hair-free skin without going through a painful method of removing hair, laser hair removal might be the solution you're looking for. 

In this blog, let's take a closer look at how virtually painless a laser hair removal treatment is compared to other methods.


Pain level:  Waxing vs Electrolysis vs LHR


Waxing: Relatively Painful

Waxing involves applying hot or cold wax to the skin, allowing it to harden, and then removing the hair by pulling the wax off. This method can be painful as it involves pulling hair out from the root, which can cause discomfort and sensitivity. However, some people may find that the pain decreases with repeated treatments as the hair becomes thinner and weaker.

Electrolysis Hair Removal: Considered more painful than LHR

Electrolysis involves using a tiny needle to insert an electric current into each hair follicle to destroy it. The level of pain can vary depending on the individual's pain threshold and the area being treated. Some people may experience a slight tingling or heat sensation, while others may find it more uncomfortable.

Laser Hair Removal: Virtually Painless

LHR uses a concentrated beam of light to target hair follicles and destroy them. The treatment is relatively painless compared to other hair removal methods and is often described as a feeling similar to a rubber band snapping against the skin. The sensation can vary depending on the individual's pain threshold and the area being treated.


Safety Features of Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is a safe and effective permanent hair reduction procedure when performed by an experienced professional. At Laser Clinics Australia,  we use medical-grade laser hair removal technology such as Candela, featuring an advanced cooling system that reduces the heat sensation, helping calm, soothe and protect the skin for a comfortable treatment. 

This technology is safe enough to use on any part of the body and is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin. Our trusted team of Therapists can create a tailored treatment plan to help you achieve your silky smooth, hair-free skin. Book your complimentary consultation today.