I just wanted to update for a few people that helped me out when I first got on here and share my story with people in hopes that it might help or give insight to someone. So I’ll give you a quick version of my story…
I’m a female getting the bikini area done and started last September going once a month after that and each session getting a full clearing of the area. Well in April of this year my electroligist decided to stop her practice to work full time with her husband so I had to make a decision of what I wanted to do. At first I thought laser would be the way to go because I wanted to get more removed than what I was getting done, so I went for one treament with the lightsheer and had decent results. I know that you can’t tell what’s going to happen with just one treament but i wanted a full clearing and getting that much electrology work done scared me. I knew it would take a long time and alot of pain in certain areas. So I decided to bite the bullet and try laser. I’d say my biggest disapointment was that there were areas that were definately missed or she turned it down too low to make sure she didn’t burn the sensitive area. But over all it was a good experience alot of my hair came out and some of the areas are still pretty low on hair amount and it’s been 7 weeks. It was a hard decision to make but my final decision to continue with electrolysis instead of laser was because of 2 reasons, I wanted to continue getting hair removed but can’t tan while doing laser and because laser just hasn’t been proven to provide the results that I want at this time. Especially after the last treatment where the hairs I wanted gone the most didn’t even fall out. They might be too light in colour.
So I went for my first appointment with a new electroligist just this last friday and it was great. She cleared the area that I use to get done and I didn’t have to feel most of it. Emla never really worked for me so I would just use ice to dumb for more sensitive area. But the new lady I am going to does the numbing with a shot to the area so that you don’t feel the whole process at all(except the shots to numb the area…lol) I would recommend if you have someone in your area doing this go try it out. She use to be a nurse so she knows what she’s doing and i had no problems with the area after except some small bruises from the machine she uses to inject the numbing agent. I go back on Monday to get more of the area done to work up to my goal of getting it all removed.
P.S. Andrea I hope this post is ok on this side if not I won’t be shocked to see it moved to the mature side. But I wanted everyone to have a chance to read my experience. Thanks for the great site.