Many people are still under the impression that laser is painful. Let me just dispel that myth right away. If I can tolerate the 'pain' anyone can. My threshold for pain is in the negatives and even I can manage without applying numbing gel. The Soprano Diode laser System which is FDA approved provides pain-free permanent hair reduction on any skin type.
Generally, after each treatment, you’ll see a noticeable, permanent reduction in the number of hairs that re-grow in the treatment area. A common misconception is that laser in completely permanent which is just not true. Laser hair removal offers you a dramatic decrease in hair quantity and hair density. Over a period of sessions allocated by your therapist you can be reduced to maintenance to treat minor hair growth.
Furthermore, I am only on my third session but I have noticed my hair growth dramatically reducing. If you are in the position to undergo laser hair removal, I strongly suggest it. It works out to be much more affordable in the long-run.