A few years ago I bit the bullet and signed up for a laser hair removal session. I kept reading article after article about how great the technology was and I wanted to give it a shot. My first session really didn’t show much results so I was in no rush to return. I got pregnant (twice) and then decided to give it another go. This time I chose a place with a better reputation than the last. If you are in Long Island – check out LIPS and tell them I sent you. They will give you a free underarm session to try out! You cannot beat that.
It’s been about a year since I bought my package with them and my legs are completely bare. It’s a bit costly though. In my neck of the woods I think it ran me about $3,000. EEEK!! But I convinced my husband that in the long run we would be saving money on razors and shaving cream if I got it done in my early 30s and he caved in.
Thank goodness for that because my life has literally changed since having it done. You never have to think about what you are going to wear on warmer days. Before getting laser hair removal, I would have to wear jeans on hot days if I didn’t shave that morning. It limited my wardrobe choices completely… and I hated that.
I am the best candidate for the procedure which obviously helped out with the results. My skin is very pale and my hair is very dark (thanks to my Mediterranean roots). 5 sessions later I have a handful of baby fine hairs left around my knees. I shave once every few weeks just for the sake of doing it and only during the warmer months. You can’t really see them unless you have your face right up to my knees. It’s like magic…
So what about the pain? Yeah – it hurts. Not going to lie. But not as much as child birth… which is now my new tolerance level of pain. I compare everything to giving birth that way I can convince myself that I can handle anything. LOL. It works – let me be.
Well, today I went to get my bikini line done and I was having heart palpitations in the waiting room. I literally had pit stains because I was sweating like a sinner in church (sorry I watch ‘The Princess and the Frog’ waaayyy too often with Natalie – I just love that line). All I kept thinking about was how sensitive that area is and that I was paying to get tortured.
The good news is the session was just $50 because this is Spa Week. I figured if I couldn’t handle it, then I couldn’t handle it and I would walk out losing $50 and not $250!
But I DID handle it and 15 minutes later I walked out of there a champion. It wasn’t bad at all! I couldn’t believe how I was able to get through the session. I felt … proud of myself.
Summer here I come!!
Have you tried laser hair removal? Are you interested in it?