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Is Laser Hair Removal Painful?

Tired of shaving, waxing, itching and ingrown hairs?

Permanent removal of unwanted hair gives the freedom to wear whatever you want, whenever you want.

Most common areas to treat are underarms, bikini/brazilian, legs, upper lip and chin. 

One of the cosmetic industry’s most effective non-surgical treatments, laser hair removal has become popular with both women and men.

Not only does it offer convenience, it can save you time and money in the long run.

Does Laser Hair Removal Hurt?


In general, I would say that laser hair removal hurts less than waxing but you will feel it more than shaving by example. It’s often compared to being snapped by a rubber band or like a little electric shock. But it’s also largely based on your personal pain tolerance and the area of the body being lasered.

Personally, I find my legs to be more sensitive since my skin is thin in this area and areas like my underarms and upper lips, I don’t feel much.

Do all laser hair removal devices feel the same?

The pain is also influenced by the type of equipment that’s been used. Here at Sparkle, we are using a Gentle Max Pro.  The Gentle Max Pro releases a quick burst of liquid cryogen before and after each laser pulse to make the treatment much more comfortable and safer for your skin.

In general, using a medical-grade laser, like the Gentle Max Pro, make laser hair removal treatments much more comfortable than devices like IPL or DIODE. 

The Gentle Max Pro Lasers targets only the hair follicle and not the skin, making the treatment much more comfortable and reduce the risk of side effects.

Can I use a topical anesthetic for laser hair removal?

Some clinic can suggest the use of a topical anesthetic before the treatment we here at Sparkle, we do not recommend it the treatment should be tolerable and excessive heat is a sign of too high settings.

Does laser hair removal get less painful with each treatment?

This will depend on many factors like your hair color, thickness, your skin type and if you have been exposed to the sun during your treatment.

Using the Alexandrite wavelength is much more comfortable and the Nd: Yag from the Gentle Max Pro. Meaning that the lightest is your skin, the more comfortable the treatment will be. But As your hair becomes finer, the treatment also gets more comfortable but sometimes at the end of the treatment the energy needs to be increased as the color of your hair gets lighter.


In resume:

  • Laser Hair Removal is much more comfortable than waxing
  • The quality of the equipment used matters
  • Find a clinic that will make you feel comfortable
  • Drink a lot of water before the treatment
  • Try to stay away from the sun as much as possible during your entire laser hair removal process



Reduce Hair

Experience 80% permanent hair reduction after 4 treatments.

Reduce Hassle

Get smooth legs for life without the hassle of shaving.

Reduce Cost

Eliminate the ongoing spend of razors, creams, and lotions.

*Results may vary

Not all laser are created equal!

We use a Gentle Max Pro which is a True Medical Grade Laser System for the best, safest and quickest results on the market. We offer faster, safer and more a comfortable treatment in fewer sessions than an IPL (Intense Pulsed of Light) or a DIODE.

You can expect 75 – 95% permanent reduction between 4 and 8 sessions, done every 4 to 12 weeks apart. Results will depend on your skin type, hair color and any medical conditions.

Did you know? You need to wait 2 weeks before and after sun exposure to receive a treatment! That’s why it’s so important to plan ahead, so you can be ready for the summer or your next vacation in the sun!


  • Safe & Effective on ALL Skin Type
  • Uses True Medical Grade Laser; ND: YAG and Alexandrite
  • Faster, Safer & Better Results than IPL or DIODE LASER
  • No gel & More Comfort

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Does Laser Hair Removal is Permanent?

On average, people see a 75 to 95% permanent reduction over 4 to 8 sessions! Results will depend on your skin type, hair color and hair thickness. Depending on many factors like hormones, pregnancy, ageing; we do suggest maintenance every 6months to 3 years to maintain the results as our body produces new hairs!

In terms of results, you will notice a slower regrowth and thinning of the hair after 1 or 2 treatments! But you will be required to do a series of treatments every 4 to 12 weeks apart as not all our hair are in the same growth stages. 

A consultation is required so we can go over all the details, an exact quote and the perfect game plan.

How DOES Laser Hair Removal works

The rate of hair growth differs from person to person. In addition, the extent to which hair grows (thickness and length) is dependent on the area of the body the hair is in, and on other factors such as heredity and ethnicity. Regardless of those factors, body hair grows in three phases from follicles in the skin’s dermal layer, and the science of laser hair removal remains the same.


The Anagen Phase

Hair is actively growing from the follicle. Laser hair removal is effective on hair that is in the anagen phase, as this is when the follicle is richest in melanin.


The Catagen Phase

Follicles reduce in size, which stops hair growth.


The Telogen Phase:

New hair growth begins pushing the old hair out of the follicles, and the process begins all over again.

The amount of hair in the anagen phase at any given time varies but is usually around 85%. Because not all follicles are always in the same growth phase, multiple laser hair removal treatments are necessary to target all the hair in all its growth phases.


I was a huge skeptic about laser hair removal and as a woman that has dark hair, I was almost hopeless about the service. But after years of thinking about it,’ I decided to give it a shot. It was essentially painless and lasted only minutes.


I love the staff, they are really sweet and they really take care of you. The service is great and the laser treatments are really working. I would recommend this place to everyone.




We suggest between 4 and 8 treatments spaced every 4 to 10 weeks for most of our clients. Price Per Sessions. Consultation required for exact pricing and how many sessions will be required. Packages price and payments plan available.

Full Face $165

Lip, cheeks or Chin $100

Lip & Chin $140

Underarms $150

Bikini $150

Extended Bikini $175

Brazilian $225

Brazilian and Bum Cheeks $300



Full Legs $380

Upper Leg $270

Lower Legs $240

Chest and back $350

Chest or Abs $210

Arms - Half $150

Q & A

What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is when a laser is used to target the melanin in the hair follicle to heat and destroy the bulb of the hair follicle, killing it so it will not return.

What to expect ?

You can expect some slight discomfort similar to a pinch or elastic band slap. The laser delivers a cryogen spray to help cool and protect the top layer of your skin. You can expect a 25% hair reduction in the treated area, and after each treatment, it takes longer to grow back and the hairs will be finer. After the treatment, you can have possible redness and swelling which doesn’t last long after the treatment is performed.

How much does it cost?

The range for treatment is from $60- $290. The cost depends on the area of your body that we are treating. We also offer deals on packages, or if purchasing packages for multiple areas of your body.

What type of laser works the best for hair removal?

We are using GentleMax Pro true laser system. This system is a combination of Nd: Yag and an Alendrendrite Laser. Allowing us to treat safely and efficatly all skin and hair type.