Hi guys! I am a lonnnnnnng time lurker from Orlando, Florida. I am a 21 year old female with fair skin and awful, dark dense hair. I have been longing to have laser (and prob eventually electrolysis) treatments ever since I heard that such a thing existed.
So I finally got the balls to make an appointment, and today was my consultation! I am going to start a journal here (and hopefully it ends on a successful note) so I can be inspiring/helpful to others as many of you have been for me over the last 4 or so years.
Unfortunately I was SUPER nervous so when I got my test spot done, I failed to even inquire about the laser or the settings used. My b.
The waiting room was comfortable and the staff were nice. My appointment was on time. I chose this place because they do both laser as well as electrolysis and even offer schooling in their services. This way, their staff are all trained at the same place, and kept updated on technology changes. Oh! and they are connected with an OBGYN clinic.
This is what I intend to have lasered: underarms, brazillian (butt D:), forearms, lower legs. I also want to get electrolysis on a few areas with finer hair, like on my stomach, lower back, and facial hair. Taking it all one step at a time!
First I had to fill out some paperwork and sign a bunch of stuff saying that I understand laser isn’t always 100% etc, lol.
The practitioner was a very polite and helpful [10+ years hair free] lady. She explained to me about how laser works but I already knew mostly everything from… well, this forum, haha. So I didn’t really have any questions about how it all works etc. She did 3 spot treatments at different settings on my left armpit. I didn’t note the name of the laser, but it had one of those “cooling devices” to alleviate the pain. It stung a bit during and after but was definitely bearable. I could smell the hair burning on the last one. IMO any amount of pain is worth it to even reduce the amount of hair I’ve got.
I am paying per treatment because I am a poor college student. I realllly want to do my bikini area first because it is THE WORST and all scarred up from ingrowns, but I want to try it somewhere discreet and cheap first so I am comfortable with the technician before I show them my world (lol).
It is $150 for both underarms. My first real appointment is this Friday at 9am, wish me luck~ I’ll take pictures. So far I am pleased with everything.
The name of the place is Orlando Institute of Electrolysis. www.orlandoinstitute.com