We do increase the settings as the treatments progress, but if it is too intense, we can always turn the settings down. The other reason could simply be, "it's almost that time of the month." Yes, that can actually effect how the laser feels. The week before your period tends to be the time when your body is more sensitive so you may feel like the laser is stronger. Again, we can turn the settings down. Majority of the time, if we had you come in a week later and used the same settings that were "too intense" today, you will most likely tolerate it way better. You can reschedule your appointment or just be aware this could be the scenario. It is different for everybody.