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Beautiful woman at the spa getting a hair removal laser treatment in her armpits - beauty concepts

This is Where Laser Hair Removal Hurts The Most

What is laser hair removal?

While the idea of permanent hair removal sounds great, the thought of lasers zapping at your skin does not. Laser hair removal, a fairly new medical procedure that uses a laser beam of light to stop your hair from growing physically, can be scary to say the least. Like most girls and boys, you were probably taught at a young age about shaving and then taught about waxing, tweezing, and threading. There are so many hair removal options out there, but most of them are certainly not permanent and can do your skin more harm than good. Here at the Miami Center for Dermatology, we want to use both our medical expertise and our cosmetic knowledge to provide you with a service that, although painful, will give you the best hair removal results of your life.

There are many areas on your body you can get laser hair removal done, but is there a specific area that hurts the most? Unfortunately, there is not a set answer because every person has their level of pain tolerance, but we can, of course, tell you what hurts for most of our patients at the Miami Center for Dermatology. You’re probably used to the bikini area bringing you the most discomfort. After all, it is a sensitive part of your body that has plenty of nerve endings that can make you feel a lot of pain, especially during waxing.

Beautiful woman at the spa getting a hair removal laser treatment in her armpits - beauty concepts

Beautiful woman at the spa getting a hair removal laser treatment in her armpits – beauty concepts

Does laser hair removal hurt?

However as we’ve found in a lot of our patients, the underarm area is what tends to feel the most painful. Because the hair in this area can be thick, and because of the nerve pathways under your skin, laser hair removal on your underarms can feel like a needle instead of the usual rubber band snap that occurs for a second during laser treatments. Because of this deep pain on your underarms, and because laser hair removal treatments take more time than waxing, this area will probably bring you the most pain over a longer period during the laser hair removal sessions.

However, it’s just like the saying goes, “no pain, no gain.” Despite this being the most painful area to get laser hair removal done, the results are worth it! This laser treatment works so unbelievably well under the arm that you’ll probably want to come back again and again despite the pain. Almost all types of hair removal treatments are uncomfortable, especially ones that give you lasting results, so decide for yourself if temporary discomfort is too costly for beautifully smooth skin that will stay smooth for years. For many of our patients, reminding themselves of why they are doing this treatment in the first place helps keep their mind off the discomfort.

Laser Hair Removal at Miami Center for Dermatology

At the Miami Center for Dermatology, Dr. Deborah Longwill and her staff offer a wide variety of both cosmetic and medical procedures for all types of skin conditions, even skin cancer. We don’t just have laser hair removal treatment, but we also have laser treatments for skin tightening your face and body, fractional laser resurfacing for aging skin, and even tattoo removal.

Our team of medical professionals also offer our very own custom line of skincare, as well as skin care products from brands we whole-heartedly trust. If you’re looking into getting any treatment done at the Miami Center for Dermatology, stop by our office for a consultation so we can decide which treatment is just right for you.