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Is Laser Hair Removal Painful?

Meticulous grooming and hair removal isn’t a luxury; it’s a necessity. A put-together appearance means hours spent shaving, waxing, or plucking. But many are hesitant to undergo laser hair removal treatments because of painAt Colorado Skin & Vein, we understand the hesitation, which is why we use the Cynosure Apogee Elite laser system.

Is Laser Hair Removal Painful?

*Individual Results May Vary.

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

The Cynosure Apogee Elite laser is one of the most advanced on the market for laser hair removal. With two laser platforms in one—the 755nm Alexandrite laser, and the 1064nm Nd: YAG laser—we can quickly target unwanted hair for faster, less painful removal. The Apogee Elite is equipped with a beam combiner, allowing the delivery of both wavelengths at the same time. We can also switch between wavelengths without having to switch handpieces. Meaning, no matter your skin pigment or hair type, follicles are targeted with the proper wavelengths at all times. The Alexandrite energy is perfect for those with lighter skin tones, while the Nd: YAG energy is safe for hair reduction on darker or tanned skin.

Patient comfort is a priority at Colorado Skin & Vein, and the Apogee Elite uses SmartCool technology, which emits a burst of cooling air to your skin to minimize pain. The laser’s spot size is flexible, making it ideal for quickly treating large or small areas. The faster your treatment, the faster you’ll become hair-free.

Am I a Good Candidate?

It used to be only very specific hair and skin types met the criteria for laser hair removal, but technological advancements have increased the number of ideal candidates. Most patients seeking laser hair removal can receive treatment now. Call us today to schedule your consultation.


Simply fill out the form on this page, and one of our highly trained staff members at Colorado Skin & Vein will reach out to your promptly to schedule your appointment.


How Much Does Laser Hair Removal Hurt?

Pain tolerance varies by the individual, but many laser treatments do have an element of discomfort to them. For some, it’s like a light pinch, while for others it’s similar to a rubber band being snapped against the skin. We often hear our laser hair removal treatments are less painful than waxing.

Pain also depends on the size and sensitivity of the treatment area. For arms or legs, the treatment is more bearable. For sensitive locations like the underarms, bikini line, or abdomen, it can be more noticeable. With our expertise and training, we can treat your unwanted hair quickly, without lingering over the area. Your hair is targeted with speedy, graceful movements of the handpiece. You may be finished with your treatment session in as little as 5 minutes for small areas, or in under 30 minutes for larger treatment zones.

Results and Downtime

There is no downtime associated with laser hair removal, and you should experience shedding and thinning within 1-2 weeks of treatment. Patients frequently experience up to 79% hair reduction after just 3 sessions. Multiple sessions are required because only 30% of your hair is in the active growth phase at one time. Treatments are spread over time to ensure all hair is targeted.

Dr. Verebelyi trusts the Cynosure Apogee Elite laser to safely and effectively remove your unwanted hair for good. The short-term discomfort is nothing compared to a lifetime of irritating shaving or painful waxing.

“I went in to Dr. Verebelyi for Bio-T he explained the procedure completely and was very professional. I was so please with the office that I had some hair removal done. The office is always helpful and prompt with scheduling. I’m very happy with my results and if I have any question they’re glad to answer every thing to my satisfaction.”


Take the First Step – Request A Consultation

To request your laser hair removal treatment consultation with us, please call (303) 683-3235 or fill out our online contact form today. Colorado Skin & Vein serves Englewood and the greater Denver, CO area.

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