So I arrived at Dr. Karamanoukian's office at 11:50 for my 12:15 consult. Waiting room was packed so I thought I might be waiting a long time. I was given the usual new patient forms to fill out and was pleased to find that most of those waiting had emptied out rather quickly. I was called in by 12:30 by the doctor himself . He was very friendly and easy to talk to and gave me all the time I needed to go over each of my areas of concern. He explained his plan for treatment which would include two types of lasers (pulsed dye and CO2 fractional?). Then he told me it was probably going to take at least 15, yes 15, treatments to see good results. Wow that's a lot of trips to Santa Monica in LA traffic on my precious weekends. But, he made me an offer I couldn't refuse. Instead of a per treatment price, he gave me a one time price, for a set amount of time, in which I could cram in as many treatments as possible. Still going to be difficult to get out there 3 x per month, but I am determined. I asked if we could start treatments right then and there and he was a bit surprised that I didn't opt to take time to think about it. Believe me I have been thinking about it for over a year and have done my research. Also it helps that I'm not laser phobic as I've has laser hair removal treatments before. LET'S DO IT! So we moved on into the lasering room I singed the proper release and we were done in a flash (pun intended). Just the VBeam for this treatment. For the most part no pain. For a few seconds it felt like that stinging feeling when you are getting sandblasted at the beach, but nothing I couldnt handle.
...posting before pics here. Will wait a few treatments before I post updated pics.