The level of discomfort during laser hair removal can vary depending on factors such as the treated area, hair texture, skin pigment, and everyone has a different pain tolerance. However, some individuals describe the sensation as similar to the snapping of a hot rubber band. The good news is that there is no lingering pain immediately after each session. At Austin Laser Solutions, the GentleMax laser is used, which features a patented cooling system to provide comfort and effectiveness for all skin types. As treatment progresses, the hairs become thinner and lighter, resulting in weaker hair growth and less pain. To alleviate any discomfort during the procedure, it may be helpful to take ibuprofen beforehand.