I am a fair skinned gal with very dark burnette hair. Lots of hair. Three hairs grow out of just about every folicle. My whole life I've been self-conscious about my legs looking like I hadn't shaved even though I had hours ago. And my bikini-line was always horrible -ingrown hairs and all the problems they cause.
I hated being seen in a swim suit not because of my figure, which I'm generally happy with, but my hair. The laser removal I had done was worth every single penny.
I had my underarms, bikini, and lower legs done. I don't even have to shave my bikini line any more, and my legs are down to being shaved one or twice a week rather than once or twice a day.
The procedure does give you a little "zap" but nothing too bad. It's nothing a little tylenol or such won't cure.