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  • Is laser hair removal painless?

    Laser hair removal is nearly painless. The feeling of the laser has been described as a rubber band snapping against the skin. However, the application of a topical anesthetic cream will minimize this feeling and make the procedure more comfortable. Many patients can tolerate laser hair removal without numbing cream.

    Compared to waxing, laser hair removal is almost painless. Waxing rips the hairs out and pulls the skin, sometimes causing bleeding. It hurts. Laser hair removal targets each hair follicle, not the skin. There’s no pulling or ripping, and no sticky residue left on the skin. Not to mention, waxing has to be repeated periodically to keep the skin smooth. Between waxing, hairs have to grow out long enough for the wax strips to grab it. Laser hair removal eliminates hair indefinitely. You can go to the beach or wear a revealing outfit without worrying about unwanted hair.

    Laser hair removal is better than shaving, too. Some people have to shave every day to maintain smooth skin. Shaving also causes cuts and razor burn. Laser hair removal is safe, effective, and the results last indefinitely.

    While laser hair removal isn’t entirely painless, it causes very little discomfort and minimal inconvenience compared to alternate means of hair removal. To date, laser hair removal is the safest way to eliminate hair indefinitely.

    To learn more about the benefits of laser hair removal, call your local Laser Away location. Laser Away has locations in Santa Monica, Marina del Rey, San Diego, West Hollywood, Sherman Oaks, Carlsbad, Costa Mesa, Southern Orange County, San Francisco, Walnut Creek, San Jose, and La Jolla.

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