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Is Laser Hair Removal for You?

By Mary Tran

Do you have unwanted hair and wonder if laser hair removal is for you? Well, as a CosmetiCare Mom Ambassador, we get to try some of the MedSpa services at CosmetiCare then share our experiences. My husband has thick coarse facial hair, and he suffers from ingrown hairs on his neck. It's often hard to shave around his Adam's apple, and sometimes it looks bumpy, red, and sore. At times it's so deep that I have to help him break the skin with a needle to get to it. Well, lately we've been thinking about getting him some laser hair treatment for relief and a permanent solution. Lucky for us, CosmetiCare was willing to take on the challenge. Darren has had two treatments. (6-8 is recommended.)

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The nurse advised Darren to come in with a nice clean shave before each treatment as well as no plucking, waxing, or recent sun exposure. She first gave us all goggles, and then applied a cool gel over the area to protect the skin as the laser penetrates through the skin to kill hair follicles.

On a scale of 0 to 10 (10 being the most painful), Darren says it was a 5 or 6. The whole procedure was about 2 minutes from start to finish.

 

At CosmetiCare, they can treat whole bodies - upper lips chest, back, abs, Brazilians, lower leg, and ears, etc. Some areas are more sensitive than others. Each treatment is every 6-8 weeks which is a full hair cycle. Rates will vary depending on how long the treatment is and for how many treatments. Packages of 3 and 6 are available.

Darren has about another 4-6 treatments, and we're both excited that he will finally get relief from the unwanted hairs. I felt bad for him because shaving wasn't fun for him and sometimes he would go days without shaving to avoid agitating that area. We can't wait to see the results! 

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