This depends on the person, the colour and density of the hair and the area. Other factors include the type of laser used and for women- the time of the month. The Soprano XL laser hair removal machine is a state of the art procedure, a Diode laser specially designed to remove unwanted hair faster, more comfortably, and with fewer visits than ever before. It gradually heats the hair follicle whilst the hand piece is passed over the same area constantly. It is said to feel like a hot stone massage.
The NDYAG and Alexandrite lasers have the cool air which reduces the pain greatly, although some more sensitive areas can feel like an elastic band hitting against the skin.
Some clients like to use Local anesthtic cream prior to treatment, which can really help for people with a low pain tollerance, this can only be used in conjunction with some lasers hair removal machines.