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Laser hair removal - has anyone tried it?

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Windowbasket Fri 01-Mar-13 20:55:13

Am fed up with my extreme hairiness sad - and wondering if I should save up and try some laser hair removal. I am quite fair with dark hair. My concern is - does it actually work ... or does the hair eventually come back. Has anyone out there had this treatment and did it work for you? If it did, how many treatments did you need?

donners312 Mon 01-Jan-18 19:22:47

womanwithoutaesong - I had mine done in Chester She's based in Beehive Healthcare. I was really happy, and she did me a special offer. She was quite mature not a young girl and really made me comfortable. The treatment was life changing for me and best money I have ever spent.

LizeMa Mon 01-Jan-18 18:21:09

Familiarity with Iplaser Innovatione passed in the cabin. Master after epilation said that the Russian machine, was surprised. The result I was pleased, painless and even after the first sessions almost no hair. So I liked it.

SlowNooo Sat 18-Nov-17 20:31:56

I made the epilation laser procedure in several different salons. in the first one the cosmetician's qualification did not satisfy me she worked very unconfidently. in other salon the appliance looked old fashioned and unreliable. I have recently found a good specialist who works with a propriate laser epilator 1S PRO. Now I enjoy the procedures.

angie1508 Wed 22-Feb-17 19:05:12

i prefer my karmin ipl hair removal smile

womanwithoutasong Mon 20-Feb-17 12:36:54

Has anyone had this done in Cheshire/Manchester?

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Madnson Fri 05-Feb-16 16:46:06

In the process of having my legs done, I'm so so so happy with the results. First 2 sessions I thought nothing was happening, but then after 4th I hardly have any hairs. I'm going to still have another 2 sessions as there are a few stragglers but I'm over moon with it

antoniokorpo Fri 05-Feb-16 11:54:01

Yes, laser hair removal does work. There are a few requirements to get the best results. A couple of month ago, I did it. I made the leap and tried laser hair removal and it works now. smile I have done this through Italian plastic surgery company I really can't just imagine the results and have fear about what happens during the surgery. But now, after couple of months, I realized it was a good decision for me. wine

boojoo Thu 05-Mar-15 13:04:10

Wow, I have just started a course of IPL treatments with and was told it would be permanent, now your message has me worried? Did it all grow back??

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While I was in Surrey, Canada . I got laser hair removal treatment on my back. Then they apply some lotion first and make my skin dry by giving me some massage on my back. Then they apply laser gun on my back it feels like some ice and some heat on m back like we apply balm on our swell area then when they finish my skin on back looks red but after 2 weeks It become normal and hair free. you may find this treatment hair >>

MrsDavidBowie Sat 07-Jun-14 08:20:04

I had my legs and bikini line done 3 years ago. Course of 6...£600
No hairs have grown back...fantastic
It didn't hurt at all..just quite time consuming.

One of the best things I ever did.

Mary31711 Sat 07-Jun-14 06:40:01

Hair Removal Cream -
This product has really helped in my fight against hair!

JennySense Tue 14-Jan-14 20:00:29

I'm on my 13th session for chin/lip. It's not been quick for me - I have dark hair light skin. I have some light coarse hairs left but its now patchy overall.

PrivateBenjamin Tue 14-Jan-14 14:54:03

I had 4 sessions in 2011. While I was having them my hair looked sparser and I was really happy but as soon as I stopped going all my hair grew back. Now I am exactly as hairy as I was before. I am very pale with brown hair so thought it would work.

I went to a medical place too and received the treatments from a Doctor, it wasn't a small salon where you'd assumd they'd have a cheap or badly maintained laser.

ELR Tue 14-Jan-14 13:45:03

I have just paid to have mine done went for patch test yesterday and then got first app on Thursday. I'm having the works under arm, bikini, legs and face.

Eastpoint Tue 14-Jan-14 10:22:14

I had it done in 2006 - fantastic results. I have fair skin & brown hair. I had armpits, bikini, ½ leg, upper lip & feet done. The bikini area I had treated has 3 or 4 rogue hairs which I shave off periodically, the same for my feet & legs. My upper lip was the least successful but I haven't had to bleach it since it was done. I started my treatment in the winter when my skin was at its palest. While you are having treatment you have to avoid the sun.

SofiaRoberts Tue 14-Jan-14 10:08:35

Laser hair removal is the best option to get rid of unwanted hair. It is a long lasting solution and after 4-6 treatment you can get the desired results of it. The only thing you need to take care about while choosing the surgeon for it. So do some research while choosing the clinic for this treatment.

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Mewsical Fri 15-Mar-13 20:35:59

Window - I used the Harley Medical Group also, had 12 sessions and it didn't all. Celtic colouring - pale skin, dark hair.
Different clinics have different machines so make sure you do your research. Even if they say you don't need a patch test I would insist on one as I was apparently deemed a good candidate.
A huge waste of time and money for me and a lot of time spent on the phone complaining.

As a real last ditch attempt I bought a Philips home machine...and it's working well so far.

MrsKoala Fri 15-Mar-13 16:52:07

i had 6 sessions on my very dark haired arms (i have very pale skin - so good contrast). it was drastically reduced but not eliminated completely. i couldn't afford any more so left it and just skimmed a razor over once a week. That was 4 years ago and i have noticed them getting hairier again, so i think i may have a few more sessions.

i had mine done at the harley med centre too. you can get quite a few groupon vouchers for other places tho. i had 2 sessions on my thighs, but the got pregnant so had to leave it, there was no change tho. if your hair is very resistant you may need 8 or more sessions.

i did find it quite painful tho. i have rashy, sensitive skin and it was very angry for a couple of days after each session.

on balance tho, defo worth it. i have just booked 6 underarm sessions thru groupon at cosmedoctor.

SarahJ783 Fri 15-Mar-13 16:36:40

I have recently been here for my laser hair removal. I have only had one treatment so far but was very happy with how welcome I felt and how comfortable I was. Before going I was in two minds whether to cancel my appointment as I am a very nervous person and was scared about how painful it was going to be. I did feel a mild discomfort but I was talking and laughing with the clinician all the way through the treatment so it couldnt have been that bad. I Can already see a difference - cant wait to see the finished results smile x

Walnutcakelover Sat 02-Mar-13 10:56:06

tigresswoods Oh god, I was enjoying the fact that it was pain free, gonna have to grin and bear it, yikes.

jenny99 Sat 02-Mar-13 07:54:02

I am midway through what seems like a much longer course than I anticipated.

I'm having my underarms and bikini line done.

I've had a session approx every 6/7 weeks since July. It is now 5 weeks since my last treatment and I have no re growth at all under my arms which is amazing. It has been great there and only grows back very finely.

My bikini line is 'ok'. It is much sparser and slower to regrow but def still there and I would need to wax/shave/whatever if I wanted to wear a bikini today. Having said that it takes a good 4 weeks to regrow so if I went on holiday for a month the day after a treatment I wouldn't need to do anything the whole time.

The lady who owns the salon says it is amazing and the hair will eventually stop growing (she wants to sell the sessions!!). The lady who does my treatments says it is an efficient hair management method and I need to be realistic because it won't make parts of the body completely bald generally.

As others say I think it really depends on the type of skin/hair etc.

Good luck....

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