(Closed) Laser hair removal?

posted 8 years ago in Intimacy
Post # 3
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15 posts
Newbee

I very recently had it done on my underarms and upper lip. There was an online special from livingsocial (although I’m sure you can find it on other daily deal-sites), so I paid a fraction of what I would have and that’s what pushed me to get it done.

I have dark, dark hair and I don’t like to tan so the girl doing it said that I was perfect for it, and the laser would pick up the hair follicles. When I went in they said that it feels like a rubber-band snap, and I think it felt more like one of those trick lighters that electrocute you! I consider myself pretty tolerant to pain, so instead of crying out in pain I just laughed and did some deep breathing. It doesn’t hurt that much though.

The aftercare basically consists of no scratching, no mild soaps, no sun, and no hair removal except shaving. It’s now about 4 weeks after, and my underarm hair has gone from as thick as you can imagine (sorry for that picture) to almost nonexistant. However, I have 5 more appointments to go, so we’ll see.

Anyway, to answer your questions: yes, yes(because of the discount), and definately yes! I’m considering getting a full brazilian….maybe!

Post # 4
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751 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I am considering it but I have a co-worker who has pretty much done EVERYTHING and she swears by it and she’s was a very dark and hairy girl.  If I had the money I would totally do it. 

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Ladies ladies ladies,

As a hairy southern european, I have lasered many body parts.  The first was the bikini line, then the underarms, face, legs, and some other areas too.

Where the hair is the thickest, it is the most successful but also hurts the most.  For me this was the bikini line.  I will be honest.  I thought I wasn’t going to be able to finish the first session.  But it progressively got better and quite frankly, I was definitely worth the pain and cost.  Face and legs didn’t hurt that much.

If in your budget or if you can get a financing option (my place had this), I would wholeheartedly recommend it!

Post # 7
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Newbee

Only do it if you have dark corse hair.  My nether region, I thought was dark and corse, but my head hair is fine and blonde.  Basically I wasted $1000.  While I don’t have to shave as often, and when I get waxed it lasts three months, but it grows back in patches.  I would never recommend this to anyone who has my type of hair.  If you have red, corse hair that’s the best hair for laser removal.  Fine and blonde won’t work very well.

Post # 8
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28 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I could not IMAGINE getting a Brazilian done.  I have gotten my bikini area done via lasser hair removal and would recommend it.  I find the pain pretty severe, but may not have a very high tolerance.  It feels like a bunch of tiny pokes then like a punch to the gut.  I keep my palms on my stomach and every time my shirt is wet from my palms.  However the good news.  I have gone for 4-5 sessions and I don’t have to shave the area.  I will be going for one more session before my wedding.  I want to start tanning though, which you can’t do during treatments.  I was the perfect candidate with lighter skin but dark hair.  It is a bit pricey, but well worth it if you don’t have to shave again!!  I barely have to shave now, I think I would just go to clean up some stray growth, and not have to go for at least another year. 

 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Once you finish your sessions, is that it forever? Or do you still need touch-up laser sessions/waxing/shaving?

Post # 11
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1194 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I would love to have laser hair removal on all my body hair!  It’s the one indulgence I’d like when I make my first million ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 12
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353 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I have done 5 of the recommended 6 sessions on my bikini and underarm and seriously love it. I have no idea why I waited so long, it’s amazing to never shave and never worry.  FH loves it too!  I am considering doing my legs next.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

I will have my 3rd session in two weeks. I am not looking forward to the pain (and it is painful!), but I love the results. It is definitely well worth it for me, and in the long run so much cheaper than a brazilian wax because it is permanent.

I am currently doing my underarms, upper lips and brazilian. I see the best results on my underarms and brazilian, and the technician says I might need to go in more frequently for my upper lips. My hair there is considerable lighter than the other areas. I suggest you only go if you have dark hair and are light skinned.

I have a friend with red hair who has been doing it for 2 years now and my results (with my black hair) are much better than hers.

Post # 14
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87 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Another option to consider is electrolysis.  It is the only guaranteed permanent hair removal technique.  It is much more time consuming than laser (and it is painful) but it is permanent.  I have been doing it on my underarms and the results are amazing.  The sessions are by time instead of by area.  At first I went every week for an hour, that was for 4 weeks.  Then it is 45 minutes every 2 weeks for a few months.  I’m now down to 30 minutes every other week.  Overall the process can take 6-12 months, but again guaranteed permanent!  No touch ups or shaving later.  Plus it works on all hair types and there are no after care restrictions.  I think I’ll be doing my bikini line next.

Post # 15
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256 posts
Helper bee

I’ve had it done on my upper lip and bikini line.  It can hurt, and it can be expensive, but I have been SO happy with the results.  I would say it’s absolutely worth the money and the pain.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I had electrolysis many years ago and it was the BEST thing I’ve ever done for myself. I would absolutely try the laser if it wasn’t so costly. I didn’t think that electrolysis was anywhere near as painful as I anticipated.

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