So I just got laser hair removal done on my underarms today. I had a huge problem with that because I used to wax so it spread to certain areas where it’s not supposed to be and it was beginning to look and feel really bad (razor irritation)…
Anyway… I don’t remeber which type of machine she used (I already posted about that once, apparently it was a good one for my skin type II - brown hair).
She said it would feel as a rubber band snapping on my skin; well, it felt that way, only a bit more painful (I’ve had a tattoo done before on my wrist, and laser hair removal felt worse). It was painful but I got through it just fine. It felt like I got my underarms waxed… really sensitive, stingy, and basically like the hair was pulled out of the root one by one. It also smelled like hair burning during the procedure. I mentioned that to the lady who did the procedure, she laughed and said that she’s so used to the smell that she doesn’t notice it anymore. I assume that’s normal?
Anyway… all she did was apply a really cool aloe gel onto the area and used the lasr beam over the general area (covering more around it). After the procedure she said that the hairs were already coming out when she wiped the aloe gel off. I came home later and took a nap. Woke up and checked on it a while later, it felt really sore. It felt like I got waxed basically. It also looks like A LOT of the hairs that were there already came off. There were a few that were visible, coming out of the follicles. She said it was okay to just shave them off because they will fall out on their own anyway. Well, I pulled off a few of them on my own, and they literally just slid out of the follicle.
I know that I will have to have the procedure done again a few times more (at least) to clear the area completely (she said to come back in about 3-4 weeks or so).
So I’m wondering if my procedure went well. Is this how the process is supposed to go? (the hair falling out right away and I didn’t know that it would happen so quickly during just one session.)
And also, I have a few stray hairs that are too light to be taken out by laser, is it okay to get them out with electrolysis because I’m afraid that they might turn dark and course?
P.S. the procedure cost $95 for the whole area.