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    Default Laser hair removal...what to look for?

    I'm looking at places to get laser hair removal on my thighs and bikini line...i get the worst ingrown hairs that causes horrible follicilitis and then in my anger at these red bumps i pick and pick with the tweezers! anyways...for those ladies who got it done what did you look for in a doctor and theyre office? how quickly were you able to go back to work? thank you ladies!!

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    Default Re: Laser hair removal...what to look for?

    Bump!
    Looking into laser hair removal after a horrible waxing experience (hot wax made my skin peel raw after the third day, and tired of the ingrown hairs and dark discoloration on my coochie).

    Can you tell me if it actually works? I had a consultation with ideal image and it was more of a sale pitch than an actual consultation.

    What should I look for in a laser, dermatologist, etc to make sure I am safe and getting a good treatment.
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    It works best if your hairs are dark and skin is light. I have light skin with kinda brown pubic hair and it still worked well on me. It’s drastically cut the amount of ingrowns and irritation I have, and now I just have to do 2-3 follow up appointments a year. For a while I’ll have no hair at all, but towards when it’s time for a maintenance visit it’ll start to grow back lightly, and I’ll just shave it with an electric razor. I’ve had an amazing experience and highly recommend it. I found my technician through her good yelp reviews, so I’d start there

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    Also, in my opinion the pain isn’t nearly as bad as a wax! I was nervous most about the pain.

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    How quickly? You leave in like 30 minutes the same way you came. I’m going in for my second appt this Saturday as a matter of fact and since it’s the only facility I’ve ever been at I’m not even sure what should and shouldn’t be expected. Wow, I am no help today.

    The person doing your procedure should explain fully what you can expect and what you should do as far as “aftercare”. Expect the area right above your clit to hurt the worst - even though the temporary discomfort is better than waxing or shaving for the rest of your life. Aside from that...
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    I highly recommend, just to see how it works on you the remington I light. I got mine on amazon, the cheaper version. I did a treatment once a week, but it says to use once every two weeks. After 4 treatments, noticeable results. If I dont do maintenance like once a month, hair does grow back but it is patchy and finer regrowth. I am satisfied with this home ipl unit, it is not technically the same as pro laser, but the cartridges are only $15. I should have taken before and afters. I have slacked and have to laser tomorrow night. I am going to do my full legs soon, but for now bikini, calves, chin lol.
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    I have a consultation coming up on Saturday. Had a friend who got laser done at that location and she hasn't hair grow back since. And better yet I was looking at groupon and they have 8 treatments for extra large areas for $450. #winning. Will keep everyone posted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LolaCandy View Post
    I have a consultation coming up on Saturday. Had a friend who got laser done at that location and she hasn't hair grow back since. And better yet I was looking at groupon and they have 8 treatments for extra large areas for $450. #winning. Will keep everyone posted.
    I got mine on groupon too lol. Brazilian and armpit, 6 treatments for $250. I HAD to snatch that deal up.
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    Post treatment update! I went in on wednesday and it happened really quickly. The place was clean and professional. The only body parts that kinda hurt were the upper lip, coochie and my shins... so weird! But on the places it did hurt it felt lilke a little electric zap the size of a pin needle if that makes sense. The zap is teeny tiny. The machine has very cold air blowing while you're getting it done. It helps with the pain and your skin gets hot while its being done.

    I didnt feel anything afterwards. Your skin feels a bit tender when you scratch kinda like sunburn. But as of today my hair is still growing out but it feels like i just shaved two days ago. A little stubble but its growing superrrr slow. Cant wait to see what results look after my next couple treatments.
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    Default Re: Laser hair removal...what to look for?

    The intensity of the laser will go up with each treatment, so it will get more painful, but still tolerable. Make sure you don't tan/have significant sun exposure at least 2 weeks before an appointment because it will mess with the laser and hurt like hell. I forgot one time and accidentally went in for treatment a couple days after tanning, and had to stop after a couple zaps and reschedule.

    Same as if you ever need to go on antibiotics that make you sensitive to UV light. Forgo treatment until you're done and 2 weeks out from your last dose.

    Overall, it's so worth it. I'm done with treatment, and REALLY overdue for a touch-up, but even being "really" overdue just means that I have to clean up with a razor like once every 2 weeks for some patchy areas with long hairs. I've had full brazilian, full legs, and underarms done. The toughest spots for getting rid of the hair in those areas seem to be the knees and outer labia. Don't be surprised if your entire pubic area starts doing just fine except for that damn labia lol That's still the area I have to go back and shave the most, because it's super stubborn.
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    Yes Aurora! I think next time I have to move my labia around so she can get everything. I was a little shy to do it but maybe i'll be more comfortable next time.
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    I'm sure you're gonna be super happy when it's done! I've had full Brazilian, entire legs and thighs and arms done, and honestly, its definitely one of the best investments I done for myself! I had 6 treatments and I'll say I'm free of all hair on the treated areas, and I only go in for like minor touch ups once or twice a year! It was such a pain having to set up appointments for waxing and plan those in relation to my competition schedule.
    Lots of my clients have laser done as well. Its just so practical compared to shaving or waxing!

    As Aurora_Sunset says, they turn the laser gradually higher to get all the hair, but I had a good dialogue with the lady with the laser and she would adjust to a tolerable level of pain. More pain more effective, so there is a balance. The pain you can feel is actually the hair follicles being burnt.
    Did you get numbing cream? I was offered but I didn't opt until the last 2 treatments. If you happen feel burned after, you can buy water gel (burn gel).

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    Default Re: Laser hair removal...what to look for?

    A short question from the side here, I have an upcoming appointment at Ideal Image for laser Brazilian on Friday. The info says to come in shaved, does that also go for the area I want to keep some hair? I will keep a tiny, tiny strip (porn strip like) and I'm not sure if that hair has to go a well? Of course I could call them, but hey, it's much more pleasant not to..

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    Quote Originally Posted by avalonviolet View Post
    You only shave the areas you want to be lasered off, that way they can clearly see what part you want to keep and avoid that part.

    My most important tip is, if you have a dark or tan skin tone (Fitzpatrick Type III and above), choose a technician experienced in lasering darker or more pigmented skin tones. I have Fitzpatrick Type IV skin and once saw a different technician from my usual, who is African American and experienced with clients who have more melanin, and therefore always knew the correct settings to use. The new technician used a setting not suitable for my skin tone, leaving a burn mark down the front of my thigh, and I still have the scar, although it's faded somewhat.

    What's scary is, I did not feel any burning sensation. The burn mark / hyperpigmented area slowly developed in the days following the session. Lasering darker skin tones is tricky because the laser is attracted to pigment, but instead of the pigment in your hair follicles, it could also be attracted to the pigment in your skin. That's why choosing, and sticking to, an experienced technician is important.

    Also, no exercising for 24 hours, or else your skin can become inflamed, and, for Brazilian, "Numb 100" cream on Amazon really works. Liberally apply it before you leave for your appointment, then place an open plastic bag over the area, then your underwear on top of it to hold it in place. Wipe off all the cream right before your appointment. I didn't feel a thing, especially on the inner labia, the most painful area.
    Ok, I’m sorry I’m late with the response here, but thanks for the advice! Now, it turned out I called them and asked regarding the shaving. They wanted me to shave all off. They said that it reduced the risk of getting burned.
    I bought numbing cream there, and was told to meet 30 mins early if I wanted to have the numbing cream. I felt a little pain but it’s wasn’t too bad at all

    I usually have a good tan, but I have been fading for a while to be as pale as possible now. I don’t think there was any issues with my skin tone. Really hate not to have a tan though!

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    Default Re: Laser hair removal...what to look for?

    Hey girls! This is my first post here, and I’m not even a stripper so I hope it’s okay to chime in anyway!? . Being a Bikini competitor is definitely "body business" at least! (I was doing a search on LHR when this tread came up).
    Are there any of you that have done laser not recently, but some time ago? I’m interested in knowing the long term effect! It’s so expensive and I cannot start the treatment without knowing it will work for many years to come.
    To be specific, those of you that have had laser hair removal done three years or more ago, please share your experience this far!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GlamLifter View Post
    To be specific, those of you that have had laser hair removal done three years or more ago, please share your experience this far!
    I had my first laser in 2012 and you can read my experience in post #12

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