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Monday, January 10, 2011

I'm thinking about getting laser hair removal

I've got to get the courage to call the day spa that does it and make a consultation appointment but man is it embarrassing to go, "Hey, I've got hairy arms, can you fix them?"  On a scale from 1-10, I'd say mine are like a 7 so not horrendous but totally noticeable.  I used to bleach them from the time I was a freshmen in college where my sorority sisters introduced me to all types of bizarre grooming techniques.  I probably bleached 2-3 times a month (edited on 1/11, i previously said 2-3 times a week!  oops!) and once I got pregnant with Dylan I stopped since I didn't know what it would do if anything to the baby.  After having Dylan, I just haven't really done it except for my high school reunion.  The laser treatment I would be getting is  Palomar Medical Technologies' Pulsed Light hair removal systems to achieve permanent hair reduction.  What I've googled about it, seems to run around $350-500 which I would for sure be willing to do.  And I'd definitely like to do it before I TTC again since I'm sure my doctor won't allow it during that time or after I'm pregnant.

Have you done laser hair removal?  Do you have excess hair and how do you deal with it?


  1. I too have access hair, but mine is under my chin & on my upper lip. VERY embarassing. lol I use the bleach like twice a week on my lip, but I think as Im getting older the hair is becoming more stubborn! I just have several stray hairs on my chin that I pluck DAILY grrr!
    I have tossed around the idea of going to get it waxed, so I think thats whats next.(Ive been to afraid to make an appt) Even when I bleach, you can still see the blonde hairs. My kids and my hubs have even commented on them so I totally understand what youre going thru :(

  2. I'm with you there on plucking and even my husband doesn't know i get random hairs there (randoming being every single day and they grow so fast, so probably not as random as I'd like to believe!).
    In my experience, waxing HURT so bad and it was so short lived I just couldn't justify doing it a lot. I had my legs waxed twice back in my early 20's for vacations, and no kidding, 2 days into vacation, I already had to shave again because I had stubble:( Have you tried a cream hair remover on your upper lip? It's worked out pretty well for me!

  3. I have not tried ant creams.. any suggestions on a brand I should try?

  4. Nair made one in a skinny tube that I loved but I haven't been able to find it lately so I switched to Sally Hansen (orange and white box) that is a brush on cream. Just an FYI, never put the cream on right after a shower, your pores are open and it can make you all red and irritated. I usually do it at night after I wash off my makeup and it's always fine!