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Worried that laser hair removal is painful? Read on to find out the facts!

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Perhaps the idea of having a laser burn away your unwanted hair makes you feel anxious – surely it will hurt?

The truth is you will feel some sort of sensation. This differs from laser to laser and person to person – we all know that some people have less pain tolerance than others (hands up, the boys!). Factors like the darkness of your skin or the thickness of your hairs all have an impact on the sensation you’ll experience. And some areas of the body such as the back, the face and the armpit may be more sensitive than others.

However, all of our clients agree that laser hair removal is far less painful than waxing – so if you’ve ever waxed then the chances are your laser treatment will be an absolute breeze.

Laser hair removal has been around for over 25 years, and during that time the machines have evolved into the models used today. Most modern laser machines now go that extra mile to make sure that laser hair removal treatment is as comfortable as possible. These machines use specific frequencies of laser light to ensure only the hair follicles are targeted by the energy from the light. This means that your skin is less prone to heat up.

In addition, some laser machines use special cooling tips that keep your skin cool and comfortable during your treatment sessions. For example, the pain-free Soprano Titanium has a revolutionary cooling system called ICE Plus. It’s so comfortable that many clients say they feel like they’re having a soothing warm stone massage.

Some clients ask about side effects. You may experience a slight redness or irritation but this will soon go away. Darker skin can be more susceptible to abrasion, but the chances of this are minimised when you are treated by highly trained, qualified laser technicians. In reality, most people don’t experience any side effects at all.

The experience and level of skill of your technician will have a huge impact on the quality of the treatment you receive. While it’s easy to reduce the sensation you feel simply by reducing the amount of light energy delivered to the area you’re having treated, this will limit the hair that is removed and provide disappointing results. A skilled technician will be able to assess your skin and the density and thickness of your hair to ensure the correct energy levels are used.

Secondly, the way the laser hand piece is applied to your skill will also impact the sensation you feel during your treatment session. This means the session can take a little longer, but this attention to detail is important to ensure your treatment is as comfortable as possible.

At Brigstock Skin and Laser we use the Soprano Titanium to ensure pain-free treatments. Our technicians constantly hone their skills and techniques to ensure that clients achieve exceptional results with maximum comfort. But don’t just take our word for it, you can learn what to expect from our client reviews. Just click here.

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