We want to start by saying that Laser Hair Removal is not necessarily a painful treatment, most clients describe the sensation as a hot pinch or rubber band hitting the skin.
Have you waxed before? If you have and were able to put-through that than you will find yourself unexpectedly comfortable during Laser Hair Removal treatments, waxing is by far the most painful way of removing hair.
The more sessions you have, the thinner your hair will be. The Laser energy will need to be gradually increased so the wavelength can detect even the finest of hair. This is why you will notice that the treatments will also get gradually more uncomfortable. Numbing cream can be applied to the area prior to treatment to help you with the discomfort, but is not the only option.
Yes, breathing exercises can help you manage pain during beauty treatments such as waxing, laser hair removal, or other procedures that may cause discomfort. Slow, deep breathing can help activate the parasympathetic nervous system and reduce stress, which can make the procedure feel less painful.
Here are a few breathing exercises you can try during a beauty treatment:
Diaphragmatic breathing: Take slow, deep breaths, focusing on expanding your diaphragm. This can help calm your mind and reduce stress.
Progressive muscle relaxation: Tense and then relax different muscle groups in your body, starting from your toes and working your way up to your head. This can help reduce physical tension and increase relaxation.
Visualization: Close your eyes and imagine a peaceful scene, such as a beach or a forest. Focus on your breathing and imagine the air flowing in and out of your body. This can help distract you from the pain and increase relaxation.
If you need the rhythm or pace of the treatment to be slower or quicker, please let the technician know, communication is key. Your Laser technician knows many ways of helping you to go through treatments the most comfortable possible. We are always happy to assist you with this and any other concerns.