Laser Hair Removal
How It Works: "Laser hair removal works by emitting a monochromatic beam of light that bypasses the epidermis and disables the reproductive cycle of the hair within the follicle," said Christian Karavolas, laser hair removal expert and founder of Romeo & Juliette Laser Hair Removal.
The entire process takes dedication and can be a bit costly (according to Web MD, the average cost is around $285 per session, and you'll likely need at least six sessions), but the results can be worthwhile. After going through the prescribed amount of sessions, which can last as little as 10 minutes, you'll be able to trade your weekly shaving sessions or monthly wax appointments for a touch-up appointment once every few years.
How Much It Hurts: It depends on your pain threshold and where you get it done. Editorial assistant Lauren Harano, who recently had her lower legs lasered for the first time, "was surprised that it was more painful than having it done on [her] underarms," while editorial director Dawn Davis said getting laser on her bikini line "barely hurt."