(Closed) Had my first laser hair removal treatment today! :)

posted 12 years ago in Beauty
Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

good for you! i would love to have the money to do my legs and my underarms. i hate to shave and is costly to wax. i wax every 4 weeks and im very used to it but i would love not to do it again

Post # 19
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Thanks for posting this! I am interested but I never thought it would hurt. I’m so chicken when it comes to pain. Does it hurt much less than waxing?

I’ve seen some laser and waxing packages on Gilt and even after the discount it isnt cheap. But they said on the ad that it was painless…do they mean relatively painless or really painless?

Post # 20
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

@okqueenbee
At first I shaved, but didn’t like how rough it grew back. So for a while, I waxed: sitting on the floor drinking directly from the bottle of wine with the wax and microwave… Something my husband never saw, good for me! It worked well, but it took too long.
So I went for it with the laser. Much better than waxing, I must say, even if I don’t have the wine first!!
Bottom line is: I do not like hair and am happy that it’s done, because I never have to wax or shave again! (except for tiny spots that the laser lady missed and I was too shy and scared to hurt to have her go back!)

Post # 21
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

@MsScarlet: no, not completely painless. But different that waxing.

It really depends on the region. It’s like a pinch, then it’s gone. But the beauty of it is, it’s fast to make your hair disappear and grow thinner, and the thinner/rarest the hair, the less it hurts. So give it maybe three sessions and you will hardly feel a thing.

It’s efficient on dark hair. If you have pale hair, you’ll spend lots of money for very poor results.

Post # 22
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

There are different types of laser hair removal…you should definitely check with your provider prior to scheduling treatments. I had a free consultation with a physician. I’ve had 3 of 9 permanent hair removal treatments. They have to do the treatment in stages because hair grows in different phases. My treatments are in 9-10 week intervals. I’ve only had one area done and the price was $1500, but around the holidays they (Ideal Image) has a half-price special so fortunately I was able to get it for $750…they also offer payment plans. As for pain, my treatment only lasts about 5 seconds and it tingles for about an hour afterwards. Definitely worth it!!

Post # 23
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

@egb, thank you for sharing:) I thought it was permanent but thinning hair is good enough! Sounds like something that hurts less as it goes on!

Post # 24
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

There is very thin, white hair that grow back, but it doesn’t show… DH loves that it’s always, always soft and looks like nothing’s there. I can wear dresses and skirts without worring if I look ok. Yay for laser!

Post # 25
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Thanks for the info!  When I have a little more money (thanks a lot wedding saving) I am def going to look into it!  Very interesting stuff~!

Post # 26
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Busy bee

I am glad I found this thread. I wanted to post something similar but thought to myself to check first because I was sure that I am not the only one going through hair removal.

I, too, had my first laser hair removal treatment today. I had been agonizing about it all week not knowing what to expect, and whew! I stressed myself out over nothing. The pain wasn’t nearly as bad as I was expecting and it really did feel like small rubber bands snapping at the skin. It was uncomfortable but tolerable. It was a bit painful but the pain was short-lived. It took 10 minutes max to do my lips, underarm and brazilian bikini. Plus the place I went to offered free numbing gel if I came early. I will definitely take advantage of that next time.

As with the previous posting, the smell of burning hair was more terrifying than the pain itself. Especially with my imagination going into overdrive due to the scent. I took deep long breaths the entire time, trying to channel my yoga instructor. The long breaths definitely helped during the bikini session. Waxing is definitely more uncomfortable than laser and more time consuming.

If you have a tattoo and survived through it, laser hair removal should be easy breezy. I have a tattoo on my lower back that took two hours to complete. The pain from laser hair removal is 1% compared to getting a tattoo.

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