Generally speaking, no. However, this generally depends on each individual’s pain tolerance. Most people compare an IPL Photofacial to a rubber band snap, similar to laser hair removal. While this is generally pain free, it still can be slightly uncomfortable for some people, especially if the treatment is performed on more tender areas of the body. For the most part however, the IPL treatment can be completed with very minimal discomfort or pain. If necessary, settings can be adjusted on the laser device, or topical numbing cream can be applied to the skin in order to ensure a comfortable treatment experience.