Friday, October 16, 2009

Laser Hair Removal Hurts!

So today I had my first Laser Hair Removal treatment.

I had a friend warn me the night before that it would really hurt and I should get a tropical anesthetic. Well I figured I'd try it without just in case and I didn't have time to get a prescription. In a way, I'm glad I did so I know the worst and anything else will hopefully be not as bad lol.

I went in and they laid me down and they blew this like AC unit on my face for a while then the gal gave me some sunglasses to protect my eyes from the laser and she began. She was holding a gun-like object that she pressed against my skin and clicked and you feel a jolt along a line of your skin. She moves the gun and does it again, rinse and repeat. They had previously said it's like taking a rubber band and snapping it on your skin...well let's just say it seemed to be worse than that lol. It wasn't as bad on my neck (surprising to me because that's usually where I cut myself the most when shaving) but more on the chin and upper lip.

The gal had said to raise my hand if I needed a break but I endured the whole time...near the end she started speeding up, maybe because she could sense I just wanted it over with hah.

She then rubbed off the gel she had put on earlier and a lot of hair came with it! She said that was a really good reaction. I went home and looked into the mirror and I was surprised to see that a lot of hair was gone and the shadow wasn't showing as much already! Pretty crazy. They say that the hair won't really start falling out till a few days after so I'm pretty hyped to already see some results.

Scheduled my next appointment for November but this time I'll definitely get the anesthetic somehow!


Jessica De Leon said...

Cool! I'm excited to see the results :)

Misty said...

I went thru this a few years ago. I hope tey have improved it a lot because after a few months I had as much hair as before. I think the only way it really works is if you keep going back. Then there is always the light colored hair that it doesn't remove

ff said...

try Emla topical - it comes in a tube. It costs about 20 bux here CDN, but it works, and it really helps if you're getting around the lip area done. One small tube lasts quite a few sessions (you don't have to use much)

Sophia Athena Farren said...

Lyn told me the same thing about the rubber band like snap, and it definitely was worse then that. I was in tears by the time she got done (yes I'm such a wuss).

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