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Laser Hair Removal Review – By Date Night With Tila

Perhaps the most annoying thing about being a woman, as I’m sure you can all agree, is the pain, hassle and cost we have to go through to get rid of unwanted hair. During the winter months, it’s kind of ok to be lazy – no one’s going to see it anyway, right? Yes, but then there’s me who jet set off every single time the winter comes, so I deal with this problem year round. In the beginning, I shaved, cost effective and convenient. Then I got older and realized that activity alone required 3-4 days maintenance. Ain’t nobody got time for that. Luckily, my arms and legs are immune to hair and so I only grow hair, well underarms and bikini area. Even then, my esthetician said I am lucky to not produce as much hair as some people, maybe it’s an Asian thing or genetics. I didn’t want to be shaving every 3-4 days while I am on vacation so I jumped on the waxing wagon. I imaged it isn’t the best thing for your skin, I mean the yanking and pulling constantly couldn’t be any good for your skin. That’s why I don’t wax my brows because I don’t want wrinkly forehead. Last week I visited Medi Spa the offers laser hair removal services, a bright cute medical clinic located in downtown Vancouver. Kam, the owner assisted me in covering all my concerns about my face and body. She’s an awesome lady, sometimes you simply know when you can trust someone with your face. That doesn’t happen often for me. She is so passionate about what she does, it really shows through her results. And we are her results. This session, I went in for my underarms and face (Kam framed my hair line), it instantly brighten up my face structure and shaped the side of my face (got rid of some annoying baby hairs, but Kam said not to take them off because you will need them when you’re older). I didn’t realize how different one can look with a structured hair line! I am going in for a Brazilian laser next session. It’s far quicker than waxing too. In around 10 minutes, my session was over – both face and underarms – and I was off on my way with my aftercare advice. I saw a noticeable difference after my first session, and didn’t need to shave my underarms for close to two weeks (hooray!); most people need around five sessions or so to achieve permanent hair removal, depending on hair and skin type. My follow-up session was six weeks after my first (a typical hair growth cycle), allowing the therapist to see exactly how much hair had been permanently eradicated first time around. Picture below is my underarm growth in 1.5 weeks!! And so to the bit you’re all waiting for… the pain factor! I’ll admit that having Googled “Laser hair removal how much pain?” I was bracing myself for something truly awful and was sweating before that first zap. So imagine my delight and surprise when it actually… wasn’t that bad! Unlike old-style laser hair removal, Media Spa state-of-the-art machine simultaneously fires a laser beam and an icy-cold jet of air, meaning that all you feel is a slight tingling sensation, with some very mild stinging over the most delicate areas. I can’t handle pain well at all and I survived so I am sure even a child can do this. I can honestly say that I’d take this every single day over waxing, with the caveat that – as with a wax – you should avoid scheduling your treatment around the time of your period as this can make you more sensitive to pain. If – like me – body hair is a preoccupation and you are sick of the bother of maintenance, laser is a great option. Ok, so it’s a little pricey upfront, but if you weigh the cost (and sheer hassle) up against a lifetime of waxing appointments, the numbers are pretty favourable… And just think of all the things you’d rather be doing with that time! It’s fair to say I’m a total laser convert. I can’t wait to get all the way through my remaining sessions to follicular freedom…If you are also interested to have a laser hair removal in Ithaca, NY, contact the pros at Ferrer & Monaghan Vein and Aesthetic Center today to schedule your consultation. LASER HAIR REMOVAL: WHAT IS IT? Laser hair removal such as the ones being offered by a professional Laser Hair Removal Company like AgelessYou Med Spa can address men and women of all skin types safely, from light to dark, even tanned clients and in fewer treatments. It’s unique design longer wavelength, and impressive cooling allow incredibly reliable, safe and irreversible results. PRO This treatment gives you longer lasting results compared to more conventional methods like shaving, waxing, and any epilators. Give you longer lastly results Required 6-8 sessions throughout a period of 4-6 weeks to receive maximum results. Works for all skin types Can do laser hair removal treatments throughout any season including summer Only system that can get results from thin, blonde hair CONS If taking medication such as accutane you have to stay away from laser for 1 year If your hormones are not balanced the treatment is not successful Suggested not to do laser during pregnacy Must have full cycle of hair growth after waxing, shaving etc.. BEFORE TREATMENT Please shave the entire area you desire treated the day before your planned your laser hair removal treatment. Avoid exfoliating like Retin-A, alpha beta hydroxyl acid, alcohol toners or any irritating creams and oils for one week prior your treatment. Do not apply any perfumes, deodorant or makeup to the desired area the day of your treatment. Use a broad spectrum SPF 30 or greater sun block before and after your treatment. No artificial tanning which includes tanning beds and spray tans anytime within 2-3