Laser Hair REDUCTION Treatment :) - Massachusetts, MA

I was motivated to try laser while attending an...

I was motivated to try laser while attending an Institute of Esthetics where I was trained hands on with a professional. At that time I had my underarms treated. Being a student, we did laser on each other whenever we could find the time. I had my underarms treated three times in about a month(which is ridiculous) and to my surprise about half the hair is gone. It's been OVER a year and I have had no re-growth.

Now, getting to the good stuff! I had my first laser treatment at a Med Spa downtown where I live. I got bikini, brazilian, and my happy trail treated. After the first day I became horribly itchy. To the point where I was going crazy. All around that area was swollen irritated and bumpy. I tried not to itch, but it was really hard not to. If I itched, it swelled more, so I forced myself not to. I bought some Aloe Gel and it did help to soothe, but once it dried I became itchy again!!! I think the best thing to use is a cold compress to help stop the itching and swelling...hrm! It's been a week since I was treated and sorry to say it took about a week for the itchiness to go away! Today I noticed the hairs are starting to fall out, which is really cool. I'm excited to have this 6-8 treatment process over with. This will be my first full treatment, of course I'm paying out of pocket, but it will be worth it to have smooth skin with no ingrowns or dark spots where the hairs are growing back. My Esthetician is treating me with a Palomar Laser. If I did not already have laser on my underarms and have a good experience, I could honestly say I was be very skeptical in spending this kind of money. However, I know, from experience, that laser works for me.

Just so you can get a good idea of my complexion and what not...I am light olive skin tone...Dark brown hair, black eyebrows, and really dark brown eyes. Light in the winter, and copper in the summer(for some reason my skin doesn't really turn brown in the sun like others). Very European looking, with thick black hair "down under" ahhahaha...that is somewhat thinner since I have been waxing for years. I have the kind of hair that you can't shave..If I did, it would grow back after one day. So I resorted to waxing because even if I only got one and a half or two weeks without hair, it was worth it. Anyway, sorry for the rambling! Hope you follow my treatments and updates! Oh, and $1,350 is how much my total amount of treatments will cost if I need then all.

So, I received my second treatment. I took 2...

So, I received my second treatment. I took 2 benadryl before hand to avoid getting a rash, and I took another one after the treatment as well. The first day I wasn't very itchy, but it was evident that I was irritated. For the next three days I used an ice pack on and off to relieve the itching. It wasn't as bad this time around. I think I'm beginning to understand what I'm supposed to do and how to treat this sensitive area after treatments. I'm a pretty sensitive person in general so it's understandable to me that I probably have pretty severe reactions to things. Anyway, posting some pics of it at it's worse so you can get a good idea of what to expect after your treatment!

It's been a while

I've had (I think) about 5 Treatments in my brazilian and stomach area. I stopped taking any sort of antihistamine. I find that not doing anything to the treated area is best. Plus the thinner the hair gets the less irritated you get...so treatments are virtually pain free! I am sooooo happy that I have invested in Laser and it is most definitely 100% worth it. For anyone with thick dark hair, DO IT NOW!!! I feel sexier and it has certainly boosted my confidence. One thing I noticed is I have all these super thin blonde hairs now down below...but being blonde they are pretty much invisible so I don't mind...better than thick black hair. Anyway, I'm taking a break for a while since it's summertime and I love to lay out and tan. I will be going for touch ups come fall/winter...and perhaps start working on the backside (ew, I know, gross!!) and perhaps my legs....because I'm tired of waxing -____- Anyone have laser done on their legs?
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I met this Esthetician though another one I used to go to for other services. She is down to earth, sweet, and always helpful. She gives you her cell number, so you can call her at anytime if you are panicking. Service is prompt, and the prices are fair. Over the phone when I booked the appointment she initially charged more, once she was able to see me and evaluate, I was charged less (I'm assuming due to less surface area since I'm pretty thin and small boned hahaha)

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5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
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