Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Goal 4: Laser Hair Removal

Goal number 4 for 2011 is to finally get laser hair removal.  I have been waxing for a couple years now and it's not only expensive, but also painful.  I stopped shaving because it was causing my skin to itch... a lot.  My skin was too dry which would cause the itchiness which then would leave me scars... because I have no self control and I can't stop scratching.

Well, I finally went to my first treatment on Thursday Feb 24th.  It all happened so fast.  The Saturday before I woke up and decided to call "the spa"... they said, they had an opening that day in a few hours so I took it!  I had been growing my hair because I thought they needed to see it, but it turns out they don't!  So I was a hairy monster for nothing!

My appointment was scheduled and I was given the isntruction to shave before coming in :)  On Thursday I went in 30 mins before my appointment.  I was given a dress bathrobe and numbing cream to apply to the areas.  I applied it to my arms, underarms and full legs.  After 20 mins I was taken to "the room" where the procedure was going to be done. 

I laid down on a "rotating doctor's bed", given some goggles and she went to town zapping away my hair!  The procedure feels like a rubber band hitting you.  It's really not bad at all.  The only part that hurt a little more were the forearms.  What was weird was that it smelled like burnt hair, specially for the underarms.  The room was equipped with a fan machine to help with the smell, but since the underarms are so close to your nose, you can really smell it.

The whole procedure took less than an hour.  There is no recovery time.  Right after my appointment I went to Lockdown Burgers to celebrate Fabian's compadre's b-day!  The next day there was a bit of redness, but not bad at all!

Here are is the site to the place I went and the pricing.  I have my next visit scheduled for the beginning of April.  The nurse thinks I will need about 4 sessions.  It's gonna be pricey, but worth it!

If you have any questions, ask away!  If you are interested, let me know because they have a referral program!

Wish me luck!

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