Since the forums were down, I hadn’t been able to get in here to post, so now that I can get in, I thought I would repost my latest treatment info…
Sun Aug 22, 2004 12:58 am Post subject: 5th underarm/abdomen and 4th chin/lip tx
Well, it’s been over 24 hours and things are going well.
Let’s see… My tech upped the power again for this treatment (but I always forget to ask about the settings and it’s hard to talk because I have a mouthguard in during facial treatments}.
I put on my goggles and we started with my upper lip (4th and last treatment for this package) and it was definitely less painful than the last treatments, but there were moments when I had to tense up from the pain. It’s always bearable, though, because the pain seems to come at the very last second or so. it almost feels like the laser beam jumps down far into the follicle at the last second and you can feel a big zap. Well, something like that. I could smell some burning hair again, so that’s good.
Right after the treatment, there were just a few small red areas and the whole area felt like it had a slight burn, but the burning sensation went away within 20 - 30 minutes.
Next came my chin. Basically, it was the same as my upper lip. Although it seemed like she went over the areas with the thicker hairs a few times, so that’s cool. Hope those suckers are zapped for good!
Afterwards, the area had some red spots and a slight burning sensation, but again it went away pretty quickly.
And since I asked again, my tech also zapped in between my eyebrows a few times for free. I had to wear different goggles for this area.
Next was the underarms. Basically the same sensations as the facial treatment. There was less pain this time and the tech kept talking to me during treatment, so maybe it sort of took my mind off it a little bit, but it was still pretty painful. Always bearable for me, though, thank goodness.
Right afterward, the areas were red and several of the hairs/follicles looked like they had been burnt. It was very tender and felt like a burn, but also went away after about 30 minutes.
Then I had her reshoot my lower abdomen and since my previous visit was the end of my abdomen package treatment, I had to pay half price. But, I thought why not, I had a handful of hairs that were still thick, so I wanted to keep going with treatments until I’m satisfied with the results.
It was pretty painful for me, as usual, but I stuck it out and didn’t have her turn down the power this time.
Right afterwards, the area had a whole bunch of small red welts, and it was quite sore to button up my pants because they kept rubbing the area, but I tolerated it and the welts and pain subsided after a few hours.
Then that was it. It probably took no longer than 30 minutes.
So, I should be done with my abdomen treatments now. I’m guessing I’ll have to pay for a few more underarm and maybe upper lip treatments, but I have one more chin package treatment left.
Things look fine today. I was able to shave any facial hair easily and I only had a few tiny whiteheads and red spots on my chin from the treatment. These cover up easily this time, so that’s pretty cool!
Okay, come on shedding!
Best wishes to everyone!