Hello and happy Sunday. This is going to be the first in a series of posts I want to write regarding the newest beauty/skin treatment I’m getting. I’m talking about laser hair removal, which, as you may know, requires various sessions. That’s why after each session I’m going to tell you about my experience. I’m also going to share tips with you that might help in case you’re thinking about getting this done. Let’s get started!
The first thing I want to say is keep in mind that I’m talking about my personal experience. With care and beauty related treatments or products some people forget that what works for someone may not work for somebody else and vice versa, so please keep in mind that what I’m saying here may or may not apply to you; there are some general rules, but not everything is standard when it comes to how your body will react to laser hair removal.
Laser hair removal was my resolution of January 2017. Let me explain that really quickly: basically I have twelve resolutions this year, one to be accomplished every month of the year. In order to accomplish my first resolution I went to the place where both my best friend and my dad’s wife had gotten their hair removal. This is important: talk to people who’ve gotten this treatment and ask them where they got it and their experience in the place (in terms of prices, costumer service, etc.).
On that first day I went, I got assessed by a doctor who said my body hair was fit for laser hair removal. I’m blonde but my hair is a darker shade, which means it can be removed with laser. This treatment doesn’t work with people who have very light-colored hair. Then I made an appointment a few days later where I got pictures of the areas I wanted treated. I decided to get my armpits, my lower abdomen, my bikini area, and my legs.
When you’re getting this done, you have to avoid sun exposure on the treated areas twenty days prior and twenty days after each session. That’s the golden rule to avoid getting burnt or harmed in any way. Twenty-four hours before the procedure, you have to shave the areas completely, or at least, that’s what I had to do in my case. Again, be sure to know what you should and shouldn’t do and follow the recommendations you are given at the place where you’re getting your laser done.
I didn’t feel any pain on my armpits or legs while I was getting laser. It did feel hot, sometimes very hot, but not to the point where it hurt. It also didn’t last too long, and afterwards I didn’t feel any pain or extra sensitivity. I did get a post-laser lotion, which can also be applied after shaving, which soothes the skin. So far, I’ve been loving this treatment, although I know results will be noticeable later on.
Love, Miss Camila