I just had my first full laser treatment!I went to the sk:n clinic in Southampton, UK. I know the machine was a Candela but unfortunately I dont know the settings - I did call to find out but they seemed very cagey about telling me, apparently ‘the customer doesnt really need to know’. I think I do considering how much im paying?! Anyway, I went along despite this as I’ve had it planned for months and I havnt booked in as a package, so I can stop at any time. I have skin type II, fair with very dark, coarse hair.
Despite not knowing the settings, what I can say is that it was toe curlingly painful at some points, I’m not sure if thats a good indicator but it certainly felt like it was doing the job! I had my underarms, brazilian and peri-anal area done.
All in all I felt they were very professional, although the customer service isnt brilliant - they seem to want to get you in and out quite fast. It took about half an hour and I payed £220 for that.
Looking at the areas now, a few hours later, they are quite red and raised but feel comfortable - theres also lots of pepper spots(?) in some areas so I need to get exfoliating. I’m not sure how much of a good job she did on the peri-anal area - not to give too much information but I thought she might need to ‘get in there’ slightly more than she did, but I had my knickers on the whole time just pulled aside. Is this usually adequate?
Anyway thats my review - your opinions would be appreciated!