Yeah laser hurts. I'd say it's about the same level as waxing, but instead of 100 at once you feel every single hair being blasted. There is numbing cream you can use, highly recommend it, and don't skimp!. But after 6 sessions I can count hairs on my lower legs on one hand, armpits clear. Bikini could use one more. Laser is will also discover hairs on you that you didn't know about, did not really think I had hairy toes but she blasted those away. I think that hurt more than anything.