If you didn't read my last post, I'm having my underarm area done. It actually took a lot less time than I imagined. I was in the waiting room longer than I was in the treatment room.
So anyway, I went along to the clinic today and was treated by Dr. Corrina Wood, the last doctor I had seen for my initial consultation was off on maternity leave, but I didn't have a problem with changing doctors.
Prior to my appointment I was told not to shave 1 week before (as I don't have a lot of hair and they wanted to see the area where to treat). So I did as I was asked, and strangely no hair had grown in since my test patch!! Which was promising results for me.
Before we started the treatment, the doctor asked if I'd experienced any symptoms such as blisters, hyper pigmentation etc since my test patch, which I hadn't so I was good to go. I lay on the couch, arm in the arm while she got to work.
Each arm took no more than 5 minutes(if that). When the lazer started I was happy to chat away, however half way through - right in the middle, I'm not going to lie it did get little uncomfortable, but the "worst part" must of only lasted for 30-45 seconds. There is a cold air blowing to help sooth the skin, but she noticed I was winching slightly and stopped for a few seconds. Next when she done the other arm it seemed to hurt less and we didn't stop this time. So I was good to go within 10-15 minutes.
People often describe the pain as a rubber band snapping against the skin, I guess that's one way to describe it, but it does feel like a tiny electric shock(not as painful but it is repetitive)
Afterwards she applied some Aloe Vera to sooth the area and I was on way. Afterwards I didn't feel much to be honest, I just felt normal and went about my day normally. This is something I would have no problem doing in my lunch break, I just opted to do it on a Saturday as it was more convenient for me.
I'm booked in again for 6 weeks time, and will report back again. If you are interested in Lazer hair removal I would highly recommend the Persona Clinic in Ta'Xbiex(Malta).