A:We use a combination of cooling gel and a CoolGlide handheld device, which cools and soothes the skin as it glides along. When a pulse is delivered, it feels like you are getting your skin blow dried. If you’ve ever waxed, then this will be a walk in the park for you. Laser hair removal is much less painful and much less aggressive. We adjust our settings based on your threshold because your body tells us what your skin really needs to respond in a safe and effective way. No local anesthesia or pain medication is necessary; it should never throw you off the bed like waxing. However, sometimes patients prefer to “feel nothing at all.” If this sounds like you, then we recommend a topical anesthetic to numb sensitive areas when they are being treated. If you are at all at nervous we encourage you to talk to one of our specialists because we can make treatments quite comfortable.