Post # 1
I purchased a Groupon for laser hair removal.
Yesterday I had a consultation and was totally impressed with the practice.
Monday I go for my first session (of 6, 6 weeks apart) to have my underarms done.
I am considering having another spot done concurrently.
I would like to hear from anyone who has had it done, and open to hearing good and bad!
I said before this groupon came out I wanted to get my underarms done, I am very pale, with very dark hair (natural) and have bad luck, bad skin when it comes to hair removal -hoping this changes my outlook and I don’t have to worry about keeping my arms down on my wedding day, and if other parts get done, not having to wear pants all through summer and wearing a real bikini someday!
Post # 3
@RingPup: So did u go? How was it?
Post # 4
I did go!
Session 1 is down, 5 to go!
I must say….even with one session, what a difference! I am loving it and have purchased another package to have my lower legs done! There is much less growth already, and it’s much slower to come back compared to pre-laser treatment!
It was uncomfortable to have done, not painful, just different! The laser is hot, and she blew cold air where the laser was at the same time. Kept it from letting the laser get too hot and to be honest, I focused my attention to the cold air (I hate being cold!) rather than the treatment. The session took less than 5 minutes and I was a little sore the next day -almost like I had done too many push ups the day before, nothing serious!
I am really looking forward to continuing with the treatments based on the success of #1.
Post # 5
I havent seen any replies since, but I had my 2nd underarm session and 1st lower leg session -both positive again and as soon as these two areas are done, I am thinking it’ll be bikini area time!
Worth every penny!
Post # 6
Glad you are liking it! I’m hoping to have it done sometime!
Post # 7
i’m actually glad this post came back up because i’ve been seriously thinking of doing this…..i too have light skin and very dark hair…. glad to hear it’s worth it!!
Post # 8
I will have all 6 arm sessions done by the wedding day, 5 of 6 done on my legs.
I will start bikini next fall perhaps, and keep on waxing until then, ugh!
Post # 9
Hi i’ve been getting my forearms, face, bikini, and underarms done for almost a year and I have not been very pleased with my results.
I still need to shave my face and under arms like every 2-3 days (i used to wax but you can’t with the laser treatments) my forearms and bikini have only shown slight inprovements in less hair, what started off as only supposing to be 6 treatments on each body part is going to turn into a 2 year ordeal. Thank god the place i go to has a garrantee for 2 years after your 6 sessions to come in at any time and continue the treatment. But i’m so sick of going there every couple of weeks. Plus i had to take the summer off as I got too tan for treatments so i couldnt do any from june to october.
Post # 10
I had it done on multiple areas for an extended amount of time. I don’t think it worked as well on me as I would have liked. You are fair skinned with dark hair so it should have better results for you. I have moderately pale skin, but tan easily and have brown hair and some light hair, so it just didn’t work as well as I would have liked. It reduced that amount of hair and I now have to shave less often and never get razor burn but I do still have to shave…
I would only recommend it to people will skin and hair like yours, who also have a large enough pain tolerance to be able to deal with them laser turned up. I also learned that if you have a low pain tolerance and need to have them turn the laser way down it can actually stimulate hair creation and not even kill the follicles. Definitely something to be careful about.
There are a lot of other threads on this. You could take a look at some of those for more info/opinions if you want.