Laser light produces heat as it is destroying the hair follicle, so it is not uncommon for patients to feel some tingling and warmth during the procedure. Additionally, certain areas of the body are more sensitive than others and those with very thick dark hair may experience more pain as those hairs absorb more laser light. Our laser is equipped with a cooling system, which is especially designed to minimize any discomfort and our laser protocols are designed with your comfort and safety in mind. We also offer a prescription strength anesthetic cream, which must be applied 20-30 minutes before the treatment begins, for those patients with particularly sensitive skin.