Hi loves! I hope you are well! So today I’m talking about my laser nightmare. I actually never thought I would be doing this post like this, I thought it was going to be a positive post about laser hair removal. But….. (NOTE: For legal reasons I will not name the company I did laser with)
I don’t know about you guys but to me laser hair removal was something that I thought you had to be really rich to do (funny huh?) well aside from that I booked in laser hair removal for my underarms (it was on sale for $8-9 a session and you need about 10 sessions). I thought hey I’ll try it out with something small first and that what I know if it’s for me or not. Look laser hurts but it’s not the worst pain, they do increase the intensity each time so I guess you do build up a tolerance. They say that’s how the hairs stop growing. Now as I continued to get laser for my underarms it worked great! So I began to hunt down any more sales that I could get done. I saw the face one, which meant I could get any hair lasered off on my face (sides, upper lip, chin etc) I can’t remember but I think it was about $10-$20 per session. I heard all these things about if you take the hair off it will grow thicker and longer. I just thought you know what I’m going to try it, I really wanted to have smooth, flawless skin when I apply make up. So I bit the bullet and booked them in.
If you are familiar with laser hair removal, 24 before your appointment you need to shave the area you are getting lasered. So can I just say shaving my face was one of the most terrifying things I have done! But I did it and I went in for my appointment. I made sure I let the girls know I have sensitive skin, they said it’s fine we are aware so we will take extra care. So the pain wasn’t too bad, it’s just like little zaps, after my appointment was finished, I was told no going in the sun and I must apply sunscreen and the cream that you can purchase from them. I agreed and I made my way, my skin was amazing, the application of foundation alone was enough for me to scream out of happiness.
So same thing I went in again I think 4 weeks after, I did it all again, however this time the intensity was way too high for my skin. In short after this session my face started breaking out and when I mean breaking out, it looked like I had acne. Which I have never suffered from (yes I would get pimples here and there but not like this), day by day it got worse and I went in and said I think it’s the laser. Rudely enough but the girl said “no it is not, it must be something you are doing”. I didn’t appreciate that she didn’t even acknowledge my concern. I left it there because when you go to these types of places they make you sign a waver, pretty much stating if something happens it’s not their fault and they are not liable. I left all my appointments even though I paid for all of it.
I am a person that always washes my face at the end of the day and I take good care of my skin, however I just couldn’t understand why my skin became little red mountains. Funnily enough it only broke out where I got laser done. Since I started till now my skin still hasn’t recovered. I have tried everything under the sun to help my skin. Gels, creams, natural remedies. Goodness I even shoved my face in sparkling water ( ok I found that one on Pinterest) but you name it I tried. I also tried to use less makeup, nothing is helping.
The irony of it, I tried to make my skin better but I ended up having worse skin than I started with. You know having confidence with a bare face takes lots of guts and I had that, now that my skin is still trying to recover, I honestly get anxiety when people look at my face without make up on. It was so sad for me because I would feel uncomfortable when even my own mother would look at my face without make up on. It’s a horrible feeling, It is my insecurities and I will deal with them in my own way. I guess it is what it is.
I’ve always loved make up and I’m glad I have it at a time I need it the most. This post is about awareness, it isn’t to make any company seem bad or anything, laser worked for my underarms but for my face. NOT AT ALL. I am still trying to let my skin recover from the damage that I let happen. All I want is for everyone to just be careful especially with your face, I don’t think it is worth it anymore. I will not do laser hair removal on my face ever again. If it had worked for you that’s great and I’m really happy but I guess everything doesn’t work for everyone.
So do I recommend laser hair removal?
No, I don’t. I don’t think it’s worth putting your skin through that and to be honest wasting your money. It can work and you can get amazing results but I’d rather just shave my legs etc and save my skin and my money. Besides when it’s cold hairy legs help keep you warm. So who’s the really winner here?
Jokes aside, you can do what you want! If it works for you that’s fab! I just wouldn’t do it again. Anyways that’s all for this post. Stay tuned
Much Love – Dusk Avenue