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Confessions of a Receptionist: My First Laser

June 12, 2017

It’s been a while since I did one of these posts!

Almost 2 years ago I wrote about my first Brazilian waxing experience. It’s always a good idea to get some insight on what your clients are going through, right? It also made it much easier to answer any questions or concerns that newbies had.

But that experience didn’t help with laser questions. So, I had to try it myself… for the people.

There seems to be a rumor floating around out there that it doesn’t hurt. Newsflash: it does – but it’s not unbearable.

I’m going to start by stating a few things. Firstly, I am very  pale with dark course-ish hair. If you have darker skin, your experience with laser will be different than mine. The laser is attracted to pigment, so if you have dark skin and hair it will likely hurt more. Secondly, you may have a lower or higher pain tolerance than me. Just like waxing, some people deal with it better than others.

After my first Brazilian experience, I was pleasantly surprised at how quick and easy it was. I mean it was no walk in the park, but you always kind of assume the worst with these things. I have to be honest with you, I was expecting to be unable to handle laser. I mean, I’m no wuss but I’m no Wonder Woman either. I expected a lot of sharp pain and heat but that’s not what I felt at all.

Honestly, the worst part was the suction from the hand piece. I wouldn’t say that it hurt – it was more annoying. When it comes to the laser, it feels like a rubber band snapping on your skin. But it’s so fast, it’s almost over before you’ve even had a chance to react. Of course, there are areas that are more sensitive than others, just like waxing.

The one thing I did notice was that the ‘re-bound’ time was a little longer. I felt the after affects of the laser for longer than the wax. To be fair, you’re not supposed to do anything to evoke heat (working out, for example) for 24 hours afterwards… I moved the next day in 25 degree heat. There was a bit of irritation, but again – not unbearable.

Overall verdict: If that’s all it takes to get hairless (or very nearly hairless – 65 – 95% reduction is considered successful), then count me in! I’d rather do 6-10 sessions of laser than come every 4 weeks to wax. I enjoyed the process (for lack of a better phrase) much more, and I only have to remember every other month rather than once a month!

Still not sure? Book a free consultation with one of our laser technicians! They can answer any questions or concerns, and let you know approximately how many sessions you will need!


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