Sweater, glad to hear some positive feedback for another guy who is having (has had) this done.
Okay, so I arrived about 15 minutes early for my appointment. And what a scorcher is was today I tell you. About 5 minutes after I got there the nice tech (lady) came out and called me in. She had told me to shave 1 or 2 days before treatment, but I could not reach some places. So she politely said she would of course do it. So, I signed the required forms, and off we went.
She explained again to me about how it might be painful. I told her no problem. I asked what Laser it was, and she said it was the ‘Aurora’. I saw ‘Syneron’ written on it. She asked if I knew it, I said no. According to what I had read here and elsewhere, I thought she would be using the LighSheer, and their website says they have it. Oh well. I’m hoping she knows best. So I lay face down on one of those massage like tables, with my eyes covered with cotton like circles and a pair of those funny looking little glases like you get at tanning booths.
The cold gel was VERY COLD at first and I actually jumped up a bit. She told me she was going to do it, but I couldn’t see her (obviously) to anticipate when exactly. After a second or two of ger spreading it around, she asked if I was ready, and off we went. Now my entire back does not have hair on it (now anyways). The area of the back of my neck, top of shoulders and inside of the shoulder blades do. But it was clear to me that the ENTIRE back area was going to be treated, as she told me “we are starting with the lower back”, right on my pantline.
Basically she divided the back into ‘grids’. The bottom left, top left, left shoulder/neck part and between my front and back on the side. at first I didn’t know she had started. The machine was beeping every so often, and it wasn’t maybe until the 2nd or 3rd ‘zap’ that I felt it. It felt like a little ‘flick’. Pah I thought. This is nothing. It tickled alittle bit and I started giggling. She thought that was funny.
Now, as I said, I have more hair in and around my shoulder blade area than anywhere else. So, she gets to that area and WHAM. It honestly felt like a rubber band flick, but HARD. ZAP ZAP ZAP as she moved. Also, the sensation I kept thinking of was being shocked. I swear I could feel the sensation of a shock zipping right in. Luckily for me she alernated ‘hemispheres’ while she worked. She did some of the top back for instance, than some of the lower back, than up to the top back for another spot she hadn’t zapped there, and back down and so on and so forth.
Basically, it hurt the MOST wherever I was/am hairiest.
The heat is an issue too though. Basically it was one of those hot/cold deals. It felt like either it could be called really cold, or hot. But as I said her alternating hemispheres meant that one part didn’t get too too hot and uncomfortable. While she went to another it cooled down and then she would come back again to that general area.
Anyhow, she had told me last week that this would be a short 45 minute session, and asked if that was okay. I said sure. Well, she kindly finished my entire left half in about an hour. Back of biceps included where I have some (not alot) of hair. Nice. She wiped me off and I thanked her and went down to the can to splash some water on my face and open my eyes.
When I came up she told me that another patient was running late and we could go another half hour. So she started on the right side the same way. She kept asking me if I was alright and if it hurt. Truthfully, it did alittle near my more hairier parts, but nothing that wasn’t bearable. Actually my foot falling asleep hurt more. She kept saying “You’re so strong”. I guess she is use to people experiencing pain. She even stopped for a second after one of those questions while she was near my right shoulder blade and said, “do you like pain”? I laughed.
So, she ended up doing the entire right side bar alittle on my shoulder and the part on my abdomen between my front and back on my side. I have an appointment tomorrow to finish this fitst session off as she asked nicely for me to go in tomorrow even though I had not planned on it. She said it was better to finish this off ASAP.
As for pain now. None. I fell completely normal.
I will update this after session 2 or if anything else pops up. I hope this works.