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thread: Does laser hair removal hurt?

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    BellyBelly Member

    May 2007
    3,220

    Does laser hair removal hurt?

    I get so many ingrowns with my bikini line that I am thinking of laser hair removal. Is it painful? How long till you start to see result?
    TIA


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    You were RAK'ed in 2015

    Mar 2011
    Perth
    1,350

    Yes. It feels like a red hot staple gun.

    I had noticeably less regrowth after 2 sessions, and almost none after 6 sessions. I don't do anything to my bikini line now.

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    BellyBelly Member

    May 2007
    3,220

    Owww. How long does it hurt for after?

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    BellyBelly Member

    Jan 2011
    2,075

    I didn't have that type of pain with mine. I have done bikini line and underarms. The only time it was a bit burny was when the machine had played up.

    You need at least 6 sessions or more to really notice a minimization.

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    You were RAK'ed in 2015

    Mar 2011
    Perth
    1,350

    Each zap hurt for about half a second. There were maybe 40 or 50 zaps per session. Afterwards, it just feels a little raw for a few hours, but that might be because or the shave that happens first.

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    BellyBelly Member

    May 2007
    3,220

    So is it something I could do in my lunch break and go back to work without feeling uncomfy?

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    Registered User

    Jan 2006
    8,369

    I've had moustache, beard, underarms and bikini done. Had 6 sessions, noticed a difference from the start. But you can't epilate while the treatment is ongoing. The 6 sessions reduced the hair in these areas by about half and completely eliminated the beard. I would like another six at some point, and also maybe get my arms done too.

    It felt like touching something hot for a brief second, then it being removed. I had a portable fan that I could blow towards the area while the treatment was being given to reduce this sensation.

    Only time it hurt was bikini line during my period. Not a good move. But once it was done, it was done and no pain so I was able to cycle home again after the treatment.

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    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Jan 2006
    11,633

    Yep, it's just a zap and then nothing and little tender for maybe 30 mins or so afterwards. It depends on the laser, too, as some are 'cooler' than others. older ones will hurt more and for longer afterwards.

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    BellyBelly Member

    Nov 2011
    SE Melbourne
    2,975

    I get laser on my chin and lip, yes it hurts, but its WAYYYYYYYYY less painful than waxing the same area. Makes such a difference love it!,

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    BellyBelly Member

    May 2010
    Land of Dreams
    1,201

    After reading this thread, in definitely not going to try it now!!

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    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Jun 2008
    In snuggle land
    4,499

    I had 3-4 sessions for underarm and brazilian. It was enough to thin it but I couldnt afford to keep going. It's a bit like flicking yourself with a rubber band. I put topical anaesthetic cream on an hour before a treatment, which kind of helped. However, I also had to put cling wrap over the cream to stop it coming off on my clothes. That was kind of weird.

    I went to a cosmetic doctor, as I didn't want to risk those sensitive bits to anyone less qualified.

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    Does laser hair removal hurt?

    I loved it! The odd one feels like a rubber band snap but was worth it. Better than waxing for me.

    Oh also, laser is better at hair removal than IPL (?) which is better suited to skin stuff.
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    BellyBelly Member

    Sep 2012
    Sydney, NSW
    1,123

    I have had 3 brazilian sessions and have considerable reduction. It hurts a little but like the others said its gone in an instant. The weirdest bit is when your pubes start falling out weeks after lol

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    BellyBelly Member

    Nov 2011
    SE Melbourne
    2,975

    Rossetti it's really not that bad!! In fact for a while there it didn't hurt me at all!! They had the cold air blowing nice and strong and it just felt like little warm flickers.... After all the hormones and M/MC I has last year I think my skin is more sensitive and the hair is in different places... It's done in about ten minutes and I can relax for months now before I even think of the next session!

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    BellyBelly Member

    May 2010
    Land of Dreams
    1,201

    What's worse pain wise... Laser or waxing?

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    Registered User

    Jan 2006
    8,369

    Ripping a strip off takes almost as long as a laser pulse, but stings moe. When the pulse is done, it's done and no pain afterwards.

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    BellyBelly Member

    Jan 2011
    2,075

    Waxing has way more pain IMO

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    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Jan 2006
    11,633

    yep, waxing more painful.

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