(Closed) Laser Hair Removal – what to look for when choosing a place

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

I saw a dermatologist who recommended a place for me.  My tech has since left though, so I’m going to try out her current place (I called and they have the same laser).

I don’t know how much they are regulated in the states.   Make sure you can get a free consultation, I think that is fairly standard.  I would recommend a place where if you need it you do have access to a dermatologist.  Just in case you react odd or something they might be able to treat it immediately for you.  Make sure you can get a free consultation.

Post # 4
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Helper bee

Make sure whoever is going to do the lasering has taken a course. I used to work at a spa where the laser tech hired a girl and trained her herself, I always thought that was sketchy. Your skin is probably the perfect color for lasering, the tech told me several times that if skin or hair is too light in color it won’t work. I did it several times on my under arms, upper lip and eyebrows and had great results. I have pale skin but very dark, thick hair. Make sure to get a free consultation, thats standard as PP said, and ask a lot of questions. If the tech knows what they’re doing they’ll be able to answer any questions you have. The tech I went to (I worked with her so I knew her fairly well) used a numbing gel first before lasering and made me wear glasses so the laser wouldn’t hurt my eyes. Her machine also had several settings (from 1-20 I believe) that she adjusted for each person based on their hair color, thickness, skin color and pain tolerance and probably a few other criteria so it might be good to look for someone who can adjust their settings as well. She upped the setting for me since I tolerate pain well and it would take less treatments to get the desired effects. Just for the record, laser hair removal is not permanent, you will have to go back periodically to keep the hair from growing back, and it is most definetely NOT painless. Anyone who tells you its permanent and painless is lying. It’s not crazy painful tho, it feels like someone is snapping a rubber band on your skin. Some areas are more sensitive than others but with an adjustable laser the intensity can be turned down if its too much. Any other questions I can answer, PM me!

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

I went to my new place yesterday.  Really enjoyed it so much more than the old one!  The old one was very cramped.  This one has a ton of room.

When I paid though, there was an option to tip.  I never had that before.  I didn’t this time, I may next.  Maybe I’ll start a new thread for that.

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