My Laser Story

Ever since I was a teen I yearned for the excess dark hairs on my face to disappear. (I blame my Indian parents, and genetics, to set the record straight) It all started in sixth grade when a middle schooler (middle schoolers are cruel) told me, that I had a mustache. Ouch the embarrassment. From then on, I succumbed to buying horrible smelling hair removal creams to tame my problem. 

I know I'm not alone in the battle to remove unwanted facial hair, but for a long time, I've always felt alone. Either my friends didn't worry about their "peach fuzz" or they got their upper lips, chins, etc. waxed/tweezed/threaded, while I just continued to buy a little Sally Hansen bottle to take the hair off. I eventually caved into waxing but it was fruitless as the hair was never really gone. Waxing, you big fake. 

I hoped and dreamed and prayed that one day I could get my way, I could get laser hair removal, and I'm on my way there. Joi from Slimming Solutions Med Spa entered my life- a real life fairy godmother. Slimming Solutions is a full service med spa in Lee's Summit, Missouri and they have just about every spa service you can think of. I know that laser won't solve all my problems, but it certainly makes me more optimistic. 

So my laser journey begins friends and I'm stoked.

First Treatment 8/13/15
Upon entering SS I was amazed by how charming the location was, and Kimberly was exceptionally kind. I had so many questions, that seemed enormous, but she took all my questions with extreme kindness. I felt unworried when we began treatment. 

So I'm sure you all want to know, what does laser hair removal feel like? Honestly, it felt like a sort of hot straightener gliding on top of my upper lip and chin. Did it hurt? Not really? If anything I could only feel the heat of the laser. It didn't hurt more than waxing, but it did sting a bit, because the laser was warm. The best part was that the treatment only took 3-5 minutes. Short and almost painless.

After my first treatment I still found myself using depilatories for the first couple of weeks. As time went on maybe a few weeks, something magical happened. I stopped finding the hairs on my upper lip and chin so overwhelmingly noticeable. The hair on my upper lip and chin, wait for it... started getting thinner! At one point I realized how different the hairs had become, instead of thick and black, they became thin and much lighter. Many people had told me I wouldn't really start noticing results until my second treatment but I noticed an overwhelming favorable difference.

Second Treament 9/8/15
This trip out to Lees Summit started out much better as I found a shorter and less stressful route to get to SS. I live about half an hour away from Lees Summit and go to school two hours away so I was really grateful they fit me in and I found myself making good time. The second time around laser is a lot less intimidating. I didn't find myself asking a lot of questions and felt pretty confident that the results would continue getting better.

So how did it feel the second time? In my opinion I think this time around hurt a little bit, the laser was sort of hot, and the pulses kind of make me a bit jumpy. But it wasn't painful in anyway, just an unusual feeling, afterwards I was pain free. The treatment took a short time yet again and I had a relaxing time overall.

Right now there are still quite a bit of little hairs on my upper lip and chin that I just trimmed, but I haven't had to use depilatories since my first treatment when the hair was really thick, so thats a blessing!

Third Treatment 11/20/15
Okay, well if it wasn't official, I'm officially calling it. I love Slimming Solutions. Although I detest the drive seeing Kim's bright face when I get back to SS is all worth it. This was my third time getting laser, and I wasn't the least bit scared. It has been a couple of months since my last treatment and my upper lip hair/chin hair had started to come back. My chin hair was certainly worse than my upper lip and I found myself annoyed for not trying to fit an appointment in the last time I was home. C'est la vie.

So how did it feel the third time? This time I asked Kim to turn the heat of the laser down since it'd been awhile. I am always so jumpy when it comes to the laser but it was about eight or nine pulses and I was done. Boom! Afterwards my skin was a bit tight and a tad red, but nothing uncomfortable or unusual. The treatment was yet again short, sweet, and relaxing.

I will continue to update this post as I continue my laser treatments.

I could go on for ages about how awesome the staff of SS is, but seriously go in for yourself. 

This post is sponsored by Slimming Solutions Med Spa - thanks for supporting me & other Kansas City bloggers! Opinions are always my own.

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