- 5 years ago
So today I went to the local spa to learn about IPL laser hair removal vs electrolysis. For what I wanted done (upper lip…thank you genetics, although I will admit I think it bothers me more so than it is noticeable) the consultant told me that IPL would be the best. Fast forward the appointment a bit and we are doing a patch test….or essentially doing the first of up to 6 appointments. The feeling is crazy…not what I expected at all. She said it would feel like a hot bacon grease splatter burn….hot and quick, but gone right away. It was a pretty good description, but the best way that I can describe it though is super cold at first and then once the laser goes a split second of heat and then it’s gone. The weirdest part was being able to feel the warmth on my teeth.
Has anyone else gotten either IPL or electrolysis done? Thoughts? The only downfall that I can think of right now with IPL is no tanning while you are getting treatments done. I had recently started tanning, have only gone 4 times, for an event that I have to go a little later in the year. Oh well. I can start going again in May.