The technology is capable of giving up to 90-95% long-lasting hair reduction for most skin types, male and female, and for most parts of the body except around the eyes. The number of sessions needed to achieve these results can vary from person to person depending on many of the following factors: age, skin type, the amount of hair, hair color, hair texture, genetics, and hormonal balance. The FDA approves all lasers for permanent hair removal and not permanent hair removal.
Like your skin and arms, the stomach tends to have thicker skin, so laser hair removal doesn’t hurt here as much. This is not the case with your back, though. Back lasertreatments can hurt as much as the bikini line or underarms due to the sheer number of hairs in this area.
The sensations of laser hair removal versus a tattoo are different and any discomfort experienced depends on the pain tolerance of the individual. However, most people tend to think that laser hair removal is less painful than getting a tattoo as there is no physical penetration of the skin by a needle.
Unlike waxing, tweezing, threading, bleaching and epilating, it is absolutely fine to shave your hair in between your sessions, making laser a much more manageable ‘self-maintenance’ method of hair removal. You should shaveno less than 24 hours before the day of your next treatment to avoid irritation on the skin.