(Closed) Laser hair removal…

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 17
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Worker bee

Thanks for the advice – I think I’ll just save up for a while and not waste the money on the at-home laser. Looks like I need a bare hoo-ha fund 🙂

Post # 18
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I had my pits done last year and OMG….best money I ever spent.  I still have a few stray hairs but I will take that anyday over what I had!  I bought a groupon for $99 for 6 session and 1 zone (legs are 2 zones, pits and bikini or face are 1 zone).  It took about 7 months total to get all treatments done, as they were 6-8 weeks apart. 

I had a few treatments on my legs too, and when I can afford it I’ll do more!  I love the laser!

Post # 19
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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@hassle_J:  That’s a great deal! I would encourage OP to shop around for deals like this, there are sOOO many on groupon/LS

Post # 20
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I am currently going into my 2nd session on my underarms and my 5th on my bikini.  I got both from different places, since I just bought a $150 Groupon each time.  I haven’t really noticed anything yet on my underarms after just one session, but my bikini area is great!  I rarely have to shave now, which is so nice for summer/pool season. 

It can be painful (the technician who does my bikini described it as a “hot pinch”), so try to avoid caffeine the day of treatment and take some advil before you go.  Also been using Tend Skin for irritation, which is working wonders.  I haven’t tried the at-home ones but I can’t imagine putting myself through that kind of pain, and I think with the Tria and similar products you actually have to give yourself MORE treatments than at a salon, so I know I wouldn’t be able to do it.

I was also told by the tech at the medi-spa that if you are going to do an area that gets a lot of sunlight (like your legs or arms), wait until the Fall to start your treatments so that your skin is not already pigmented from the sun.  As PP’s have noted, laser hair removal works best for fair skin/dark hair, and more pigmented skin (either from sun or naturally darker) does not take to laser hair removal as well.  I hope there’s another Groupon soon so I can get my legs done in a few months!

Post # 21
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I purchased a Groupon for two different places. One I used in my underarm, the other for a “french bikini”, which actually is more of a brazilian because the lady just took it all off (per my request)!

My underarm hair is thinner, but not gone. I used to HAVE to shave everyday, and now I can get away with every other day. All six treatments done.

My bikini area barely has any hair after three treatments. I only shave once a week and it’s patchy at most. Again, used to shave daily and would always have a five o’clock shadow.

So worth it! Watch for a Groupon or other similar deal 🙂

Post # 22
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I bought 8 sessions on Groupon for $99.  I’m on my 7th session (doing underarms).  I have pale skin with dark hair (the best duo to have for laser removal) and honestly the hair is still there.  It grows really slowly, but there are missed patches the size of a dime.  I am realistically thinking it will take me purchasing another 4 sessions on top of the 2 I have left.

Laser removal is highly individual results-wise even if you have pale skin and dark hair.  It works great with some people, not so great on others.  Also, do remember that laser hair removal only removes 80% of the hair you will ever have in a spot during your lifetime.  Over time, menopause, hormonal changes and aging account for the eventual growth of the other 20%.  Laser hair removal is not permanent and you will need touch ups every three years or so as your body will generate new hair.

Post # 23
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I, like PP, got a groupon deal for 6 sessions for $99, which I think was a steal! It definitely worked but if you don’t keep up with it and continue to do follow up sessions every so often after the intial 6, your hair does grow back. So because of that I feel like it was a waste of $99.

ALSO beware if you are interested in the bikini line, they basically lasered my vagina. Not kidding. I asked if she could get more of my inner thigh/where you would see in a bikini and the lady said no because that’s technically your leg and a lot more expensive!! So know the fine print of your groupon!

ETA: I like to think I have a high pain threshold and it really hurt. Like after the session was over the lady would take off my goggles and I would have tears running down my face. I didn’t even know I was crying!

Post # 24
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

I heard American Laser Centers have a good policy, that even after however long some hair grows back within x amount of years its free touch up appts. 

I have the Tria and I love it. I haven’t been up on it and use it as often as i should, but the areas that I have used it on, i have noticed patches of missing hair growth more and more, and it increases when i keep up on it. And $300 isnt bad for something that will last you about a year or so. But you should talk to a specialist before purchasing bc laser in general works best for light skin & dark hair. It doesn’t work on the peach fuzz on my face. 

Post # 25
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m in the process of getting “extended bikini”, I just had the 4th treatment and I definitely see a difference.  I got a deal on Groupon, and the salon I got it for also offers their current customers the Groupon price when they run the deal, so I’m thinking about going back for my underarms.

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