Laser Hair Removal
Let’s talk about laser hair removal. During my treatment at Image Perfect Laser(IPL)I got many questions from some of you guys about whether or not laser hair removal is “worth it?” followed by “does it hurt?” Let’s keep in mind everyone’s experience will be different, and this post will be based off my own personal treatment. So, let’s dive right into it!
I have had laser hair removal treatments on 2 body parts; Brazilian and underarm. Does it hurt? In my opinion…yes! But so, does waxing and threading. My pain tolerance is low, so the pain level for me is higher, regardless of the area being treated. I used an ice pack for Brazilian (recommended to me) for all of my treatments and I’ll talk about that later.
Now, what does it feel like? Well, even though I was numbed by the ice pack, I could still feel the sensation in certain areas. It feels like a hot hair iron sapping you for a quick second. But in my opinion, it was the longest second of my life; until it was gone. If you know your pain tolerance is low, inquire about numbing options with your specialist. The ice pack for me made is so much easier to tolerate and after I got used to it I wouldn’t feel a thing!
I’ve had 4 treatments on my Brazilian and I have significantly less hair as the treatments have progressed (like…almost nothing). And when I say Brazilian, I don’t mean bikini. Although I thought about switching to bikini after my first treatment due to the pain, but then I was introduced to the ice pack. Thankfully I listened to my specialist and continued with the Brazilian treatment, and now my hair growth is consistent and minimal.
I’ve treated every little nook and cranny down there and let me tell you… it is LIFE changing. For those of you who don’t want all the hair removed, that is do-able too. Talk to your specialist about the different options available to you. I am probably due for a little touch up appointment because I can see a couple hairs trying to sprout, but overall my results have been drastic. The amount of treatments will vary per person and this will be determined by your specialist.
Similar to my Brazilian, I’ve had 4 treatments on my underarms and they are as smooth as a baby’s butt! I am SO glad I treated this area because there’s nothing worse than trying to grow out your hair to be waxed (especially in the summer), razor burns, irritation, and tiny ingrown hair(s) from shaving. My underarms laser hair removal experience was way less painful than my Brazilian; sometimes I would even skip the ice pack!
I cannot put enough emphasis on how much I love having smooth underarms 24/7. It may sound silly, but it has made my life so much easier. Even for my wedding day, in the middle of chaos, I knew I didn’t have to worry about hairy armpits! I truthfully could not have had better results and now I am worry-free! It is SO worth the investment!
Laser hair removal does not get rid of your hair forever; however, it does minimize the growth and thickness of your hair as time goes on. If done right, you may not see hair growth for weeks, or even months! BUT you do need to go get touch-ups here and there to ensure the treatment continues to work and your treated area(s) stay nice and smooth.
Bottom-line, I highly recommend laser hair removal. It provides long lasting results, It made me feel a million times more condiment when wearing a bikini or raising my arms, and it believe it or not it provides long-term savings. The cost you’ll spend will vary from treatment and facility. I recommend you do your research first and don’t be fooled by the low prices or group-ons. This is your body we are talking about, you don’t want to go cheap; choose quality vs quantity.
Remember: There’s no need to feel uncomfortable about bearing it all with your laser tech. They are there to help you and make you feel comfortable. As women we all want the same thing; to be groomed to perfection and feel sexy! Am I right?
One more tip: The more comfortable you are at your treatment, the better your results will be. Trust your specialist and just breathe!
Image Perfect Laser(IPL)was a great fit for me, they are experts and know exactly what they’re doing. They made me feel comfortable throughout the entire process and worked with me to achieve wanted results. Friendly staff, clean and modern facility, and plenty of parking! For anyone that’s interested in laser hair removal and is in the Orange County area below is their contact information:
This post is based off my own treatments and experiences. If you have any questions feel free to email me or send me an ig message.