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