After a previous bad experience; I was hesitant to try laser hair removal again. I spent approximately $1,500 about 5 years ago on laser hair removal on my back and shoulders and got ZERO results after an entire year worth of treatments. I was reluctant to try laser hair removal again until my plastic surgeon,Dr. Laurie Casas,convinced me to do so. Dr. Casas touted the efficacy of her new... more
After thinking about it forever, I finally made the decision to try laser hair removal/ reduction. The place I went to was offering a sale buy one area get the other free. Originally, I just wanted my underarms done. But.... since there was a deal on the table why not get the bikini area too. I read that the Yag machine works best for African American skin so I narrowed my search to facilities... more
I had laser hair removal done at puremed spa in Orland Park. They have since closed down but I really thought it was worth the money. I had it a full brazallian done. It works best for people with thick dark hair and light skin. It doesn't seem to work for blonde or "peach fuzz" like hair.
I did not find it to be painful. You can feel the laser and smell burning hair but it... more
I am overweight in the midsection so it was hard to reach to shave my bikini area and caused painful bumps, so I did HTGT on bikini (not super far in) and underarms.
Three years later, the bikini area is still hair-free, so I'm very satisfied and pleased I did it. It hurts (zap! zap!) and you can smell the smoke as the hairs singe (ew) but it's still worth it and the... more
I had laser hair removal to my axillary (arm pits) and bikini. It took 5 treatments for total hair loss. It has been 4 months now and I have no hair growing in those areas.
I always felt like I had a 5 o'clock shadow on my arm pits no matter how often I shaved, and my bikini area always got little red bumps from shaving.
This is so worth it. The pain was very minimal. I suggest everyone do this! more