Do IPL treatments hurt?

Tags:woman age 25-34 pain discomfort laser skin tone sensitive skin

I was considering a laser treatment to help with evening my skin tone but I really didn't like what I was learning. A friend mentioned IPL and so far I like what I've learned. My only concern is whether or not IPL treatments hurt and if so does it hurt as I'm hyper-sensitive to pain. If there is discomfort, is it during the procedure or afterwards? If the pain is mainly afterwards, how long will the pain last for?

i-cryssy

F, 33, Nebraska