General chatter - Anyone here had Laser Hair Removal?




SmartButt
02-08-2007, 01:22 AM
Just curious if anyone here has tried laser hair removal, anywhere on their body/legs/arms/face etc.

I know a couple people who are doing it currently, but I was hoping to hear from people who may have had it in the past, and hear what the ultimate results were.

It seems like so much money wasted, if the hair winds up growing back after a few years. (They give no guarantees of any kind!)


cbmare
02-08-2007, 01:25 AM
I'd like to know the same thing. I'd like to get these stray eyebrows that keep popping up on my chin.

SmartButt
02-08-2007, 01:40 AM
Stray eyebrows on your chin... you made me laugh outloud!!!

Yeah, I've been told it's "hormonal" but I have a few hairs on my neck right underneath my chin that I can't stand. I pluck them but sometimes they get ingrown and look even worse!


EZMONEY
02-08-2007, 01:51 AM
Smartbutt ~ my daughter is having it done now, guess that doesn't help you much, but she is happy so far. Pretty sure the back of my head must of got hit by a laser once, nice big spot ALL gone!

sweet_talker
02-08-2007, 02:35 AM
:lol: EZMONEY, did you get a refund?

nelie
02-08-2007, 08:37 AM
I've had it done and I am so glad. I had to constantly deal with hair on my face (PCOS) and my eyebrows. I will say that having my eyebrows done was incredibly painful. My hair is starting to grow back but I think that is probably from switching to a BC Pill that I shouldn't have switched to. It is still a lot better than it was 3 years ago before I had it done.

L144S
02-08-2007, 08:41 AM
i had it!
I havd under arms and bikini line, I was one session short of my package when the company went out of business :(

the result are good, I have no bikini hairs to speak of but the underarms need another teatment.

I did find it painful, worse durring around TOM.
Advice: go through a plastic surgeons office, they tend to have the best lasers available. (my place was a few years ago and not supported by a Dr.s office)

But I am very happy with having done it, it makes summer so much eisire to not have to shave. I can get dressed in the moring and not have to wonder if I have hair in the wrong place :)

cbmare
02-08-2007, 02:45 PM
the underarms need another teatment.:)


You have that? I don't anymore. If you want to get rid of it, have a hysterectomy. The hair under my arms and on my legs quit growing. Well, just about. I shave my legs 2ce a year and under my arms to get the 1 or 2 hairs about 1ce a year.

ennay
02-08-2007, 03:38 PM
I did it years and years ago with absolutely no results, but the lasers are supposed to be better now

ennay
02-08-2007, 03:42 PM
Stray eyebrows on your chin... you made me laugh outloud!!!

Yeah, I've been told it's "hormonal" but I have a few hairs on my neck right underneath my chin that I can't stand. I pluck them but sometimes they get ingrown and look even worse!

wait til you have kids. I used to have a few, after dd I had more, and now it is a disaster. The worst part is they lie in waiting until you are going someplace special and then all sprout an inch while you are driving there

cbmare
02-08-2007, 04:06 PM
The worst part is they lie in waiting until you are going someplace special and then all sprout an inch while you are driving there


You got that right! Those things are like zucchini. You go to bed and there are no more zukes on the plant. You get up the next morning and there's this big ole honkin' one the size of Montana!

To make it worse, it is stiff as a board and the tweezers have this allergy to grasping it! Dang! A diabetic could do the finger stick thing on some of those.

crownshape
02-08-2007, 04:38 PM
i haven't had laser but am currently going through electrolsys (sp) on my feet- yes i know gross but i have troll feet- can't help it :) it's going really well and though can be painful as heck depending on time of the month and if i need a 15 min or 30 mins session - it's well well worth it... I only go once a month and will be done probably in may :)

Mami
02-08-2007, 06:39 PM
Yesterday on the Tyra Banks show they had all these ladies on there who had hair laser treatments that went horribly wrong. All got burnt by the laser and have permanent dark scarring. Sounds like one must be sure about who is doing the treatment and preferably at a doctor's office.

SmartButt
02-08-2007, 11:44 PM
Man I totally hear you about the "sprouting overnight" thing. One time I missed a couple with the plucking, and this guy I was on a date with pointed right at my neck and was like "you've got a couple whiskers!" He actually used the word WHISKERS. I wanted to die. (Oddly enough, he wanted to see me again...)

I can't stomach electrolysis. No needles near me.

And yeah - I've had a couple laser consultations and the doctors actually show me photos of laser treatments gone wrong. This one doctor actually showed me a few "worst case scenario" photos from his OWN practice. They weren't nightmare-ish, just discoloration. I liked his honesty but the price wasn't right, at that point. I think they'd said $600 and that it would take 15 minutes. I couldn't fathom paying that much for 15 minutes of work.

Then I called Sona Med Spa and they wanted $1500 for the same treatment!!! Hahahaha. Then they run these "special!!! 50% off all treatments!!" every couple weeks to make you think that $750 is an incredible deal. I hate them just on principle now.

nelie
02-09-2007, 12:00 AM
I went to a laser hair treatment center that was run by nurses that are trained in laser hair removal. It was in the Denver area if anyone is looking for a recommendation, PM me.

L144S
02-09-2007, 08:50 AM
The price is high but it should include 4 to 6 treatments with a 2 year guarentee, meaning anything that comes back within 2 years of your treatment package you get additional treatments free.

nelie
02-09-2007, 09:00 AM
The place I went to offered discount packages for 6 treatments and if you needed more beyond that, they were heavily discounted. Since I have very stubborn hair as well as hormonal issues, after the first 6 months, my treatment was very cheap because I was an unusual case. I liked though that they weren't overly aggressive with the laser.

Mami
02-09-2007, 09:37 AM
Some of you ladies may benefit from the emjoi epilator. I've been using this thing for years and its like you've gotten waxed, so the hair doesnt grow back with any stubble and it takes longer for the hair to come back (and it comes back in cycles rather than all at once like shaving). If you use this around once a week it doesnt hurt, but it does hurt more when you have tons of hair that it is ripping out at once so I would get waxed the first time and then use it within a week of getting a wax. Since the hair on the back of my legs grows in a different direction, it was hard to shave so this thing has been a god send - though I have been thinking lately about doing the laser treatment on my bikini area. A bit nervous about the laser though after watching that Tyra episode about the laser treatments burning the skin.

SmartButt
02-09-2007, 11:09 AM
The $600 treatment was going to include 3 treatments, 6 weeks apart. Sona Med Spa (The $1500 one) insists on 6 treatments, 3 months apart, and all paid up front. It's such a rip off. It reminds me of "mail-in rebates". They figure a lot of people aren't going to keep coming for 2 1/2 years.

I'm probably going to start looking at real doctor's offices again for safety reasons.

nelie
02-09-2007, 11:53 AM
only 3 treatments? That is strange considering from what I've read, minimum for laser treatments is usually 4 and recommended is 6. When I did it, it was once a month.

cbmare
02-09-2007, 05:14 PM
Some of you ladies may benefit from the emjoi epilator.

Is this the same thing as Epi Lady? If so, that thing is vicious!

SmartButt
02-10-2007, 12:28 AM
Yeah, they recommended 3 treatments for the different cycles of hair, but said that if more were needed they deeply discount anything beyond that.

That's one reason I was posting here, to see how many treatments, if any, people had with success.