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Solutions to survive the pain of laser hair removal treatments on legs & bikini line

Posted by Ann V. On 2016 Aug 19th

Solutions to survive the pain of laser hair removal treatments on legs & bikini line

Ladies, we understand how desperately you want to get rid of unwanted hair. Little body hair is not difficult to remove. What do you do when it darkens, thickens, and makes you look like you're wearing a hair rug on your legs or bikini line?

Well, laser hair removal is a good technique to remove unwanted hair. However, it’s a painful hair removal treatment.

While some can bear the pain during the hair removal session, there are many with low pain threshold, who literally cannot bear it even for a second, especially when it’s around the bikini line.

1. Apply topical numbing creams

Topical numbing creams, like Dr.Numb ®, contain lidocaine as an active ingredient to reduce pain. Such creams can be applied to the area prior to the laser treatment as they will not change the effectiveness of the treatment. Usually, numbing creams are recommended to be applied 20 or 30 minutes prior but all creams are different. Be sure to read and follow the directions accordingly.

2. Cold compression

You can ask the technician to get you an ice pack for cold compression. You need to hold it on the area for about 5 - 10 minutes prior to the laser treatment to help numb the area.

3. Select laser type has a cold air attachment

Some hair removal laser types, such as Permanent Laser Hair Removal 808 nm Diode Laser Beauty Machine - PZ606 come with air attachments. Such machines blow a stream of cold air directly onto your skin while the laser is in action. It is used to soothe the area and help reduce pain. Even if your selected laser type has a cold air attachment, ask your technician to blow the cold air all over the area for a minute or two prior to the laser treatment. This will help you numb the area even more so that you feel minimal to no pain during the treatment.

4. Avoid during menstruation

Try not to schedule your session when you are premenstrual or menstruating. During this time of the month, your hormones may greatly increase your sensitivity to pain. It’s better to go for the hair removal soon after the periods, as your pain tolerance level is higher at this time.

5. Avoid coffee or other items containing caffeine

Avoid coffee or anything else that contains caffeine on the day of your treatment. This is because caffeine acts as a stimulant and increases sensitivity to pain.

6. Ask technician to stop when pain becomes intolerable

If the laser hair removal pain becomes intolerable, you can anytime ask the technician to stop. They can give you some time to recuperate before you are ready to proceed with the rest of the procedure. They can also suggest you more tips to reduce the pain.