You may think of only one thing when you hit the beaches of Miami: laser hair removal. Then you may think of some more things. Does laser hair removal work? It’s more of a hair reduction as it damages follicles to slow down their growth—there’s no actual removal—and results depend on skin tone and hair color. Does laser hair removal hurt? It depends. If you get it done on more visible areas such as the underarms, you may feel light pinpricks. If you get it done on more sensitive areas such as the bikini line, it may be significantly more painful. After treatment, you may experience swelling and redness for a few hours and a stinging sensation for a day or two.