What Does Laser Hair Removal Feel Like?

You may have heard about laser hair removal from friends or online, and heard that it can be painful. And yes, that used to be true, but not so much anymore and definitely not at Spa Nala!

Here, we utilize the state-of-the-art Cutera excel HR™ laser to ensure you feel as little as possible during your sessions. Let’s take a look at how laser hair removal works, and what you can really expect to feel when you come in for your sessions. Contact us today to learn more and ask questions!

Laser Hair Removal

During a laser hair removal session, light is passed through the skin and absorbed by the hair shaft. The temperature of the shaft is raised, destroying the cells responsible for regrowth. The light is designed to not be absorbed by your skin.

Both men and women commonly come in for treatment. Laser hair removal can be done on anyone who has started puberty, and young women need to have started their menstrual cycle.

Hair removal is commonly done on the face (eyebrows, top of the nose, lip, neck, chin, ear lobe), upper body (shoulders, breast, back, underarm, arms, hands) and lower body (abdomen, pubic area, bikini line, buttocks, thighs, legs, toes).

How It Feels

For the best reaction when using lasers to remove body or facial hair, you should stop waxing or tweezing at least six weeks before laser hair removal treatment starts. However, you should shave the areas you’ll be treating within 24 hours of your next session.

At Spa Nala, we use the Cutera excel HR™ laser, which is the most comfortable laser available commercially. This laser utilizes sapphire contact cooling to keep your skin cool and comfortable throughout the session, so only the hair shaft under your skin is heated.

Your certified laser technician will hold the laser in place on your skin for a second or so, and you’ll hear a faint buzzing noise, but you’ll barely feel a thing. If you do feel any discomfort at all, the temperature of the laser is adjustable, just ask your technician.

Unlike some other lasers, the Cutera excel HR™ is safe to use on all skin types, no matter how dark your skin or light your hair.

Treatment Time

One session usually takes less than one hour to complete. Depending on the size of the area, it could take as few as five minutes. Usually you will need multiple sessions before most of the hair in your treatment area will be removed. No recovery time is needed after your session, you can return to your normal routine immediately.

When you’re ready to look your best without the pain of waxing or plucking, schedule a consultation or please contact us today!