After struggling with hair removal for the past few years, I’ve finally decided that I want to go through with laser treatments. I’ve tried everything (from depilatories to epilators to soy proteins) and have, thus far, been unable to find a method that allows me to remain “hair free” for any tolerable amount of time. Ideally, I’d like to get rid of all the hair on my body! But while laser hair removal looks promising enough, it certainly isn’t inexpensive, so I won’t be able to undergo a full-body treatment anytime soon.
The area that makes me the most uncomfortable is my upper lip, so I figured I’d look into treatments for there first. The hair is coarse, thick and very dark; so much so that even after removing it, an embarrassing “shadow” remains. I recently heard a radio advertisement for Sona Med Spa (sonamedspa.com is their website; I live in Connecticut) that’s offering a 30% discount on laser hair removal packages. I spoke to a consultant and they quoted me a $450 price for five treatments on the upper lip area. They also told me I’d be an ideal candidate because I’m fair-skinned and my hair is very dark.
As much as I’d like to begin this week and finally be on my way to a “permanent” solution, I’m worried about maximizing the effectiveness of my treatments. The last thing I want is to go through this process and find out that I wasted my money because of a fluke on my behalf! On a pretty regular basis (almost daily), I use an epilator on my upper lip to remove the hairs there. Yes, ouch! I’ve read literature that states hair goes through “cycles” of growth and that, if plucked, they will not be susceptible to being removed by the laser. Is this true? If so, how long will I have to abstain from plucking in that area before I’ll be able to begin laser treatments?
I’ve read through the forums here and have done plenty of research on my own, but this piece of information seems to allude me. If someone could help clear things up for me, I’d be very grateful! Thanks for taking the time to read my long-winded post.