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    Mindy you are told to not wax or bleach hair prior to laser hair removal because the laser has to kill the hair follicle. It has nothing to do with skin being more sensitive.

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    shave the day before. if it is an area you cant reach, they will dry save you before the procedure.
    the longer follicle, the more discomfort. hence shave. it will take multiple treatments spaced apart 3-6 weeks as hair has growth cycles and not all hair grows together at the same time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mindy86 View Post
    Hi all, I'm new here, but when I read this threat, I just had to chime in.

    I'm about to start with laser as well, and I'm curious about your experiences!

    Does it hurt a lot? (I'm used to wax..)

    I'm told to shave before i go for my first session, not wax since my skin then could be more sensitive.

    First, I was thinking about just to have my bikini area and legs done, but since I'm a Figure competitor, I'm now thinking of getting other areas done as well. The thought of not having to plan for hair removal before competitions sounds very nice to me!

    How many areas do to take at each session?? Can you take like "everything" at once?

    Thanks for any experiences!

    Mindy
    pain is a bit different than waxing, it's almost like a small electric shock. I used a numbing cream that I appled 20min before, and the person who does it for me has an ice roller that she also used right before zapping each area.

    I think the amount of areas per session depends on the amount of time.

    I waited 4weeks after my last waxing before my 1st session. So my hair growth was where it would be for a wax.

    I am seeing results already. I shaved my bikini area 8 days ago and the hair growth looks like it was only 3 days ago. I go back for round 2 in 3 weeks.

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    ok i gotta ask...how much are you paying?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tammyp View Post
    ok i gotta ask...how much are you paying?
    I have a family discount, so I'm not sure what the normal price would run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tight booty View Post
    Mindy you are told to not wax or bleach hair prior to laser hair removal because the laser has to kill the hair follicle. It has nothing to do with skin being more sensitive.
    Thank you for clarifying!

    Quote Originally Posted by LisaRD23 View Post
    pain is a bit different than waxing, it's almost like a small electric shock. I used a numbing cream that I appled 20min before, and the person who does it for me has an ice roller that she also used right before zapping each area.

    I think the amount of areas per session depends on the amount of time.

    I waited 4weeks after my last waxing before my 1st session. So my hair growth was where it would be for a wax.

    I am seeing results already. I shaved my bikini area 8 days ago and the hair growth looks like it was only 3 days ago. I go back for round 2 in 3 weeks.
    Thanks! Numbing cream sounds like an good idea.

    When i started my investigation into laser, I didn't knew they did full Brazilian....But now I think I have to go for the "full thing".


    Mindy

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    tammy,
    do you know if this product works on darker skinned people???
    thanks


    Quote Originally Posted by tammyp View Post
    http://www.qvc.com/qic/qvcapp.aspx/v...with-Body-Wash


    erin i just ordered this. i have done alot of reading on it and it works. it says not for use on the face, (though many have sucessfully) but its not FDA approved for the face....its the same laser the dr offices use. ill let you know about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mindy86 View Post
    When i started my investigation into laser, I didn't knew they did full Brazilian....
    Oh yea, expect to be on your hands & knees at one point. My gal never misses a hair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by missionbound View Post
    tammy,
    do you know if this product works on darker skinned people???
    thanks
    from what i see in the booklet, NO.

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    Has anyone found a way to SLOW DOWN hair growth? I can't do lazer or wax and I feel like I am shaving daily! It takes forever!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tammyp View Post
    from what i see in the booklet, NO.
    Tammy, how did that thing work out? Can you give us a review?
    You guys with the huge sponsor ads in your signatures make reading the forums annoying.

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    thanks for getting back to me

    Quote Originally Posted by tammyp View Post
    from what i see in the booklet, NO.

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    i have not been overly consistant, but it has made hair less much finer. i dont think it works as well as professional, but if you have the patience and a large area to do, it does work and will save a ton of $

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    Has anyone tried the new lazer hair removal systems you can do at home? I am seriously considering buying one!

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    read above gail^

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Prodigy View Post
    Has anyone tried the new lazer hair removal systems you can do at home? I am seriously considering buying one!
    I have the Silkin bellalite system from Costco. Was the best purchase by far. I used to pay $200 for French bikini & arm pits on a 6 week basis at a professional dermatologist. I get the same results from the bellalite with the convenience of doing at home and the ability to do my legs and whatever else. The only draw back is you have to do it yourself and inflict stinging like pain....but what the hell, you do that daily when working out, so no biggy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GirlyMuscle View Post
    I get ingrown hairs easily on my bikini line. That's why I was wondering. I know it's expensive and if it's going to be an ongoing process I'm not investing the money.

    Your bikini line is my neck. The little freekin things come out, and then get scared and turn back in...aka ingrown. I thought about getting my neck done. The chin up is okay to shave, the neck sucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by txhawkeyes View Post
    Your bikini line is my neck. The little freekin things come out, and then get scared and turn back in...aka ingrown. I thought about getting my neck done. The chin up is okay to shave, the neck sucks.
    i was talking to my laser guy about this issue w men clients i have. he said 2 treatments usually stop this from happening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lgcanski View Post
    I have the Silkin bellalite system from Costco. Was the best purchase by far. I used to pay $200 for French bikini & arm pits on a 6 week basis at a professional dermatologist. I get the same results from the bellalite with the convenience of doing at home and the ability to do my legs and whatever else. The only draw back is you have to do it yourself and inflict stinging like pain....but what the hell, you do that daily when working out, so no biggy!
    How expensive was this and how long does it last between treatments?

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    Went today for the first time since last summer and although i had been consistent prior to todays treatment it really hurt unlike the previous times! I didnt know what to think! Ive been getting waxed/lazer for years!!! Im spanish and italian background so ive been religiousl removing my unwanted hair prior to my adult years unfortunately:-/ but i noticed this year my hair is way more stubborn and coarse! It really hurt when the procedure was being done today and she had to go back to a very low low setting as if i never had been in before! Is it because of the excess testosterone??

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    i found laser to be a waste of money ...i have had far better results w electrolysis....and its redic cheaper...35 a session compared to 350.....fml...live and learn!

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    I've heard electrolysis is more painful. Is this true since you've tried both?

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    its nothing. i find it to be no big deal at all. it takes more time to work a bigger area i imagine bc it goes hair by hair, but the price is worth it and for stubborn hair, it works better IMO.

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    So with electrolysis how long do you see the results lasting for? Pf course while in competition mode our hair grows back at a much faster rate, but if you get a treatment done how long before you see hair growing back?

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