The longest-lasting way to deal with unwanted body hair uses lasers to stop the action of hair follicles. It’s as close to permanent hair removal as you can get, and the treatment is simple with short recovery times.

After struggling with shaving, waxing, electrolysis, or other hair removal methods, a top question on your mind might be, “does it hurt?”

It’s a valid question. Shaving can sometimes irritate your skin, and while waxing gets less painful with each session, the first few times might be enough to put you off the process altogether.

You’ll be pleasantly surprised with the Cynosure® Elite+™ laser system for hair removal. Treatments are generally well-tolerated, and numbing creams can ease the process. Visit the Laser Bar and Spa in Midtown, New York, for all your laser hair removal needs. We’re the right place to get ready for the summer since we’re bikini line specialists.

How lasers remove hair

Body hair grows from follicles — special pores in your skin with tiny hair-growing factories inside. The location below the skin’s surface is a reason for the difficulty involved with hair removal. Shaving only cuts hair back to your skin’s surface, and there’s still viable hair lurking just below. Waxing can pull the complete hair, but follicles remain, ready to start the hair cycle all over again.

Lasers have a unique property. Their output is a pure beam of light of a single wavelength. The wavelength varies depending on the design of the laser, meaning that a device can be designed to target the hair follicle using a wavelength that’s easily absorbed by a growing hair while leaving surrounding tissue unaffected.

The high energy, short duration beam of the Elite+ laser brings the follicle up to a temperature that signals to your body that damage has occurred. That starts a natural process that flushes the follicle from your body. Usually, your body doesn’t make another follicle to take its place.

Hair follicles are vulnerable only when in the growing phase, so it takes a series of treatments to maximize hair loss. The ideal number of treatments depends on your skin type.

Does laser hair removal for the bikini line hurt?

Much depends on your sensitivity, but in general, people tolerate Elite+ laser treatments well. Treatments are often described as tingling or like the snapping of an elastic band against the skin. Numbing cream helps to make more sensitive areas easy to treat.

The location of hair removal plays a role since some areas are naturally more sensitive. The upper lip, for example, has some of the thinnest skin on your face, so it’s typically more uncomfortable.

As for the bikini line, it’s a more sensitive area, so you can expect a bit of discomfort. Some people rate it as similar or slightly less painful than laser hair removal in the underarms, another part of your body where the skin is thin and sensitive.

When you’re ready to take the next step, call Laser Bar and Spa to schedule your consultation and treatment. The appointment hotline is 646-386-7562, so call now to book.

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