This is a really embarrassing topic and situation, so in the spirit of helping each other out, I thought I’d share my experience with all of you. (Maybe there are some other guys and gals out there in the same boat.)
I’ve been really, really embarrassed by the hair on my buttocks for a long time. It started growing when I was taking a steroid drug called prednisone for severe chronic allergies. I’m no longer taking that medication, but the hair continues to grow and is very dense, coarse, and dark. (Strangely enough, I have no hair on my chest or back.)
It might sound shallow or silly, but this situation has kept me from enjoying so many activities. I’m afraid to go swimming at the gym, because I don’t want to change in front of anyone. When I’ve been in romantic relationships, it’s hard to enjoy intimate moments, since I’m worrying about the other person being able to feel the stubble in that area. (I usually shave.)
As expensive as laser hair removal is, I decided to finally start working on this problem. My local gym advertises that gym members get a 15% discount at American Laser Centers. The American Laser Centers chain was also advertising a 20% discount for this month. (I’m not sure how legit these discounts are, however, since you never get to see the original starting price.)
The local American Laser Center uses the Comet machine (Diode laser + Radiofrequency), which is the machine I was hoping to be using anyway. The price for a package of 6-8 treatments and a 2 year guarantee with free touch ups was $1,400. It’s really expensive, so I’m praying that I’ll have good results.
My first treatment is tomrorow morning. I shaved the area tonight and bought some lidocaine ointment, in anticipation of the pain. I’ll be sure to let you all know how the session goes and to keep you updated on my progress.
I hope this will be of some help to all you guys/ladies out there in similar situations. Take care!