Winter may almost be here – which you might think is an odd time to be talking about laser hair removal. After all, ‘tis the season of sweaters, tights, and other outfits that cover up any unwanted hair that you may have.

But winter is the perfect time to undergo laser hair removal, precisely because it will have you smooth and hair-free by spring. So if you’re considering undergoing laser hair removal this season, you might have one question on your mind: “Does laser hair removal hurt?”

Say goodbye to painful hair removal.


At Derma-Tech Medical Spa in Joplin, Missouri, we use the Lumenis LightSHEER DUET laser, which delivers a pain-free experiencing while removing unwanted hair. This is a huge advance from first-generation laser hair removal and electrolysis, as it uses warming laser-light energy to kill follicles at the treatment site.

Most patients say that their laser hair removal treatment feels warm, not painful. However, procedure experiences may vary, so it’s important to talk to your laser hair removal technician before the treatment if you’re worried about discomfort.

Expect mild sensitivity and redness.


You may experience some sensitivity and redness directly after your laser hair removal treatment – that’s perfectly normal! Most side effects last for a few days before disappearing. If you’re experiencing more discomfort than usual, you can use ice to treat the sensitive area.

Don’t forget to wear sunscreen!


It’s important to wear sunscreen after your laser hair removal procedure, as your skin will be particularly vulnerable to the sun’s UV rays. That’s why it’s a good idea to undergo the treatment during the winter months, as there’s less chance your skin will be exposed to sunlight.

Take the Next Step

Want to learn more about what you can expect from laser hair removal, including if it will hurt? Schedule a consultation at Derma-Tech Medical Spa in Joplin, Missouri. (417) 206-4884