Today i went for a consultation for bikini laser (Lightsheer Diode). The nurse was fairly insistent that i use some gel called photocaine an hour before the treatment. She explained that i needed to shave the area and apply it 1.5 hours before the appointment, covering the area with saran wrap. The area being treated is just the sides, nothing else.
My first problem is that the whole reason i am getting bikini laser hair removal is that i cannot shave that area! Over the years i have tried different methods of shaving, and every time i try to shave there, i get bleeding and razor burns. I explained this to her, and she just said to “be very careful shaving”. Bleh.
Secondly, the whole process of using the gel and saran wrap sounds really goopy and gross to me.
Thirdly, if i shave all the hair off beforehand, i wonder how she will know where to laser (i.e. how will she know where the hairs were?).
Is this shaving and saran wrap thing common? With how scarred up and sensitive i am after my typical bikini shaving, i couldn’t imagine getting laser there.
Any hints or words of wisdom from the board? I am baffled.