Changed my Life - Cincinnati, OH

I have always had uber sensitive underarms....

I have always had uber sensitive underarms. It's definitely controlled me during warm seasons. I can only shave my underarms once a week or else they will break out in pimple like bumps. During the summer I can't just throw on a tank top, or when I go work out, I have to wear a t shirt most of the time. I can wear a tank top maybe 2 times a week and it has to be very calculated, it has to be the day I shave and the day after only, I also could only wear shirts that were loose in the armpit area until I had atleast 4 days post shaving. Dove sensitive deodorant 1/4 moisterizers was the only kind I could use, even when exercising, it didn't do a great job, but my underarms couldn't handle anything else. One summer I developed a huge boil on my underarm, it was right below the crease, it went all the way from one side to another, and was about the diameter of a quater from top to bottom. It took one week of heat pads to bring it to a head and about 2.5 days to fully drain it. I could not wash my underarms with a loofa for about 4 days after shaving because it hurt and could potentially make me break out, I'd have to squirt my body wash in my hand and wash them that way.

I got a groupon for a local medspa for 5 treatments for the underarm area. I've only had my first 2.5 weeks ago. I read on the internet that I needed to go in with 3 days stuble (ends up they wanted me fully shaved) it didn't matter though, they did it anyway. I didn't shave because I was waiting for the hairs to "fall out" but they didn't. My underarm hair grew maybe 2 days worth more, and then just completely stopped. I was still waiting for them to fall out, but eventually just shaved.

That was Monday (today is thursday) Typically the very next day after shaving I have a stubble that I can feel, and the day after that a stubble I can see. 4 days out and my armpits are still smooth and soft. Not only that the next day after shaving I was able to scrub my underarms with my loofa!!! I am so happy with this one treatment, if I had to guess I'd say it removed 25-40% of my underarm hair. I WILL come back and update!

UPDATE: It's only been a few days since the...

UPDATE: It's only been a few days since the original review. It is now Sunday, I said that I shaved my underarms Monday a week ago. I still don't need to shave and could wear a sleeveless shirt. I would say that the first treatment reduced hair by 40-50% and reduced growth by well so far it's at 90% as I would have significant re-growth by now, but that can change still. Also I wanted to say I'm the perfect candidate, I have light skin, and my hair was dark brown.

UPDATE: I did 6 sessions of laser hair removal,...

UPDATE: I did 6 sessions of laser hair removal, starting in February and ending in June. It is now October, all of my underarm hair has grown back. I am debating buying a personal laser on line, but my results were not permanent.
Revitalize MD medspa

They had just opened up their shop, new laser machines, they had a groupon.

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I waited plenty of time between treatments as designated by the laser company. The results are typical. Nothing went wrong or was done wrong.
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This sounds like the same issue I had when I went for laser hair removal. They had a 50% of promo so I went in with my mom and sis and all three of us loved the initial results but ended up with 100%hair regrowth. We are fair skinned with very dark hair. (under the chin beards, man like arm hair, and a bikini zone that can frighten people) We also all have PCOS. After this unsuccessful treatment I went and did electroloysis and no longer have a beard but have not done treatments for the rest of my body....it'd take forever. I do recommend for other super furry women out there to get checked for PCOS Before paying for laser treatments. If you have it, get your hormones in check first.
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They didn't wait long enough between treatments. They should have done underarms spaced 8-10 weeks apart. Each tx u had was treating a very small amount of hair in 'active' growth. U probably noticed hair regrowth between treatments and also noticed whatever hair did come back (in 4 weeks) was way less than u had ever had before. It may seem like 100% of ur hair grew back because such a tiny amount of hair follicles were being effected by the laser. I'm sorry it didn't work well for you, try a clinc that will do treatments space further apart, it will ensure a permant reduction in hair.
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They did. It took 6 months. They waited the appropriate time in between each session. Lets say they didn't there is no reason for 100% of my hair to grow back. I don't remember the name of the laser, I'm sorry but I did at one time and I looked it up, they used one of the best lasers out there on the highest setting.
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That is so bizarre. If it's just underarms, you could always go with one of those Sensepil things and use it long term. You'll have to use it maybe once a month max. They're great for that. Even if they hadn't hit the highest setting, there should still be a lot of permanent reduction after 6 sessions in 6 months. Bizarre.
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Hello! It sounds like they didn't wait long enough between treatments.
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To all who commented on my post, I thank you for your support, but unfortunately my results did not last. I had 100% of my underarm hair growth back. At first it all grew back, but the sensitivity had not come back, but alas that has come back too, and I am back to square one.
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Your gonna be so happy with the results....and kicking yourself in the but for not doing it sooner....I had many areas done 4 years ago..best investment I have ever made....You got a really good deal $200 for 6 visits...WOW
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Hi Alex,

Can you tell me which "local medspa" you went to? My wife would like to get laser hair removal/reduction in the Cincinnati area. Thanks!
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I went to revitalist med spa in springboro oh. They are brand new, when they opened they had a 50% off groupon for hair removal. I paid like $200 for 6 under arm treatments. I could have gotten my legs done for $300 (at a later time they offered a big discount to existing customers) but I have to move and wouldn't be able to complete treatments. They may hook you up with a deal.
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Hi, do you know the name of the laser they were using?
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No I'm sorry I don't remember the name, I DID ask them and I DID look it up, it is a popular laser that is used in a lot of "medspas" but I don't remember what it's called.
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What a great post. I’m emailing this to my friends.
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Yay! I'm going in for my first laser hair removal appointment today. Hoping it doesn't hurt too much and that I get results like yours. (Don't you love living in this day and age? Woot!)

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Great results! I'm so glad for you. Hopefully the good results will keep on coming!

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Hi there, thanks so much for sharing your experience with us. Sounds like it was definitely worth it for you! Please keep us updated on your progress.

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