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Does Laser Hair Removal Hurt?

Does Laser Hair Removal Hurt?

Does Laser Hair Removal Hurt? | Palm Desert Medical Spa | Rancho MirageLaser hair removal is a judicious, salient, and effective way to get rid of unwanted body hair. The procedure delivers aesthetically superior and long lasting results, but it may cause some amount of discomfort during the treatment. However, the golden news is that the discomfort will vary according to the location of the treatment.

Furthermore, in relative terms, laser hair removal may turn out to be a less painful and more convenient procedure compared to traditional hair removal options that are often cumbersome, painful, and requiring repetitive treatments every few days. And that could be tough to do for people who have a job and work in a public setting which most people do.

The shining and altruistic Dr. Q Medical Spa, led by board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Suzanne Quardt, provides laser hair removal to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and surrounding locations in this part of the country.


Pain Variation

Laser hair removal treatment can be performed virtually in any area of the body. The pain factor will stack up differently in different sites as follows:



On a scale of 1 to 10, the discomfort level in the facial area will range from 2 to 8. This is a wide range because the thickness of the skin in the face can significantly vary. For instance, the upper lip area will be more sensitive to pain because the skin here is thinner than elsewhere in the face.

The pain can feel like the snapping of a rubber band, which will be very quick but snappy. On the other side, areas where the skin is thicker, such as the sideburns and the chin, the pain will be on the lower end of the spectrum.



The underarm area may well be the most painful area in the body for laser hair removal treatment. The patient may feel that a needle is being pricked into the skin. However, the hair removal results in this area are so effective that patients will typically return very willingly to complete the series of treatments.


Bikini Line

Women who have experienced waxing would know the kind of momentary discomfort they have to go through in this process. According to many patients, the experience with laser hair removal in the bikini line area is easier than waxing. However, the time taken for laser treatment will be more than that of waxing.  



The skin in the forearms is fairly thick, and the pain sensation will be minimal in this area. The laser bursts will feel like a rubber band snapping against the skin, but the arms can withstand this feeling very easily. The discomfort for most patients is so mild in the arms that they do not require any numbing cream for the treatment.


Legs and Back

The legs are relatively a pain-free area when it comes to laser hair removal pain factor. Intermittent moments of discomfort may occur, but overall the treatment feels like tolerable snapping on the skin. The back is more sensitive to pain, but the discomfort level will substantially reduce if a numbing cream is applied.

The profound, successful, and perceptive Dr. Q Medical Spa receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and other towns and neighborhoods in this region of The Golden State for laser hair removal.

For more information on Plastic Surgery and Non-Surgical Medical Spa Procedures and Treatments in the Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert and surrounding areas please contact the offices of Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) by clicking here or calling 760-324-2660.