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One Week After Laser Hair Removal Session #4

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

Hey everybody! Another week another post! It’s a little weird for me to be doing these posts on Mondays now after being so used to doing them (or trying to) every Thursday for the past 6 months. I was starting to get pretty used to it.

So it’s been a week since my fourth laser hair removal session in New York City at Romeo and Juliette Laser Hair Removal. Things have been going pretty well but there were a few things I noticed in the past week that have never happend before. First off, I noticed that my skin looked a little bruised in some areas! Could it be from the higher laser settings? It’s possible. This was mainly happening on my legs, but I noticed my arms were a little red for a bit longer than usual. I also noticed that a few of my small moles, that got lasers in the process, are a bit darker. I’ve noticed this before but then they seemed to fade back after a few days. We’ll, it’s been a week now and they’re still pretty dark brown/black. Oh well. Not really a big deal. Remember in the past when I thought my legs were losing color? Well, that cleared itself up, so I guess I just need to give everything some time.

As far as the hair is concerned, I’m still waiting to shed. I’m seeing little hairs, that look like stubble, popping up everywhere. Nothing out of the ordinary. I’m just really focusing on my upper arms right now and hoping that they shed fine, and that the hair doesn’t grow back super quickly! I really need to get these upper arm hairs taken care of and I think they’ve become my biggest concern, now that my arm and leg hair is thinning out!

This upcoming week is going to be very interesting. I’m headed to Las Vegas for a week and was planning on hanging out at the pools as I always do. However, since I just had this laser hair removal session a week ago, I’m a little concerned. I’ve always been told to stay the hell out of the sun after each session! So I’m not sure what’s going to happen…I’m planning on packing some SPF-40 or SPF-50 sunscreen and putting that on pretty heavily and frequently. I hope that does the trick. We’ll see.

I’ll post pictures of my current hair growth in the next day or so before I leave for Vegas!

My Fourth Laser Hair Removal Session

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

On Monday I had my 4th laser hair removal treatment, my second of which was done at Romeo and Juliette laser hair removal in NYC. I’m happy to report that everything went great! I finally got to meet Chris, the owner of Romeo and Juliette, and he was very active in my treatment this session, looking over my skin and figuring out the laser settings for this session.

I was lucky enough to be treated with the new GentleMax laser this session, whereas they used the GentleLase for the last session. I’d heard about the GentleMax on the internet while doing some research on Google and some laser hair removal forums, and everything said how it was a very effective top of the line laser! We’ll see how true those claims turn out to be in the next couple months.

This session I was treated with 18 joules at 3 milliseconds with an 18mm spot size on both my legs and arms. These settings were said to be aggressive for my skin type but should bear better results, especially on my upper arms where the skin is light and the new hairs and dark and coarse. I was so happy that I was finally getting these upper arm hairs taken care of!

I noticed that the higher laser settings definitely resulted in a little more pain on certain areas on my legs! It was pretty uncomfortable at times but the girl working the laser was great and was OK with stopping for a quick break whenever I needed it. I even remembered to take an aspirin before the session, but the laser still hurt at times, mostly on my upper legs where I’m more sensitive.

After the treatment on my legs and then arms, my arms were pretty puffy so we kept applying cream to make sure the swelling would go down as quickly as possible. They even gave me cream to take with me when I left to make sure i had some if needed! They were overly cautious about everything but its great that they go to those lengths to make sure your OK!

My skin was red and puffy for about another hour or so after leaving the office but then everything was fine. It looked like they did a great job this session and I noticed that the laser tech was very thorough with the treated areas, so I should have nice even results! (No one wants patchy results.) As I was driving home I realized that I’m very lucky to be getting such top notch hair removal treatments. I’m very happy with all the treatments to date, and I find that it’s worth it for me to drive 4 hours to New York City.

So there you have it – my 4th laser hair removal experience! Now I just have to sit back and let the treatment run its course over the next weeks/months. I’ll try my hardest to do the weekly updates and take good, clear photos for everyone to check out!

Tens Weeks After Laser Hair Removal Session #3

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

Well it’s been 10 weeks now and I’m still in L.A., which means I still haven’t called Romeo and Juliette in NYC for my next laser hair removal appointment. The good news is that I’m definitely going back to the east coast tomorrow so I will be calling them SOON!

This weeks I’ve noticed that my arm and leg hair is starting to get longer. The good news is that the hair is still pretty thin and light so it doesn’t look so bad. I actually think my legs look pretty good and it looks like I just naturally have a little bit of hair on my legs! One more session might be enough for my legs for my desired results! My arms on the other hand, are going to be a pain. My upper arms are still pretty gnarly and I have to keep shaving them so the hair, which is darker and thicker, doesn’t come in and look weird! I really want to get this taken care of! My lower arms are looking pretty good though.

Without further adue, here are some pictures from today! These show my arms and then my legs. I was able to snap some decent pics in my friends bathroom and you should be able to see the details of the hairs if you click the image for the larger version. Some of the photos were taken with the flash on so you could see the detail of the hair better.

Click the pictures for a larger image.

Laser Hair Removal Arm July 15 2008

Laser Hair Removal Arm July 15 2008

Laser Hair Removal Arm July 15 2008

Laser Hair Removal Arm July 15 2008

Laser Hair Removal Arm July 15 2008

Laser Hair Removal Arm July 15 2008

Laser Hair Removal Arm July 15 2008

Things are looking pretty good in my opinion!

Five Weeks After Laser Hair Removal Session #3

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

I’m five weeks in since my last laser hair removal session and I still haven’t shaved! However, I’m thinking about breaking down and shaving my upper arms/shoulders in the next few days or sometime next week. I’ll be heading to LA for a week or so next Thursday and I think my upper arms/shoulders kind of make my arms look sloppy and I’m a little embarrassed about it. So I’ll probably shave it before I go to the beach.

I’m noticing that my hair is starting to come in a little bit now. I’ve had some fine hairs since shedding, but it looks like the hair is just starting to get some color to it now and it’s looking a little darker. I don’t think I’ll need to shave it in the next week or so though unless something changes very quickly.

So, once I get back from LA it should be seven weeks since my last laser hair removal session and I’ll be getting ready to go in for my next session at week number eight! I’m actually really looking forward to this next session so I can try to get this upper arm/shoulder hair taken care of and some of these small spots as well.

Two Weeks After Laser Hair Removal Session #3

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

Sorry for the lack of an update last week. I’ve been trying to take pictures every week but I’ve been having a hard time with my digital camera and lighting. The one’s from last week sucked so it wasn’t even worth posting them. My photos don’t want to turn out as sharp and focused as they did when I was in Florida. I guess I had much better lighting in the bathrooms.

Anyways, I sent out some press releases about the site last week, trying to get more visitors this way. The more people I can reach through this blog, the better! I really hope some people are finding this site useful or will in the future!

So it’s been two weeks now since my third laser hair removal session in New York City. Actually it’s been 15 days but close enough. Since the third session I’ve decided that I want to see how long I can go without shaving to see how everything is going! So it’s been 15 days and I haven’t shaved any of the treated areas. That’s almost a record. After the first session I went about 16 without shaving and then it got to the point that things were looking sloppy and things were getting very prickly. So far that hasn’t been the case though! Things are starting to look good and I’ve been shedding and I haven’t noticed much hair regrowth at this point! I know it’s only been about two weeks, but it’s looking like the hairs that are coming back may finally be starting to get thinner, shorter and lighter. However, this may only be the case in SOME areas….

What do I mean by that? Well, I’m really not sure what the heck is going on with my body right now, but all of a sudden I have tons of hairs on my shoulders! Also, hairs are coming in on my upper arms where there weren’t any hairs before. The first time I noticed the hairs on my shoulder I freaked out! Now I have one more area that I definitely need to get taken care of. But here’s the thing. I’m not sure if these hairs just randomly showed up after my third laser hair removal session by chance or if the lasers somehow “stimulated” these areas and actually caused the hair growth. I briefly read something about this on a laser hair removal forum but didn’t pay much attention at the time because it didn’t apply to me. So I think it’s time to hit the laser hair removal forums and also consult with Chris at Romeo and Juliette in NYC and see why this happened. I’m definitely going to start having my shoulders treated now because it looks very awkward having hair as shoulder pads now! 😉

In all fairness, I’ve been getting the random hairs around my shoulders and around my upper back for some time now, so these patches of hairs were probably destined to happen sooner or later. But it’s time to get them taken care of now, along with the random neck hairs I’ve been getting creeping up above the neck of my t-shirts!

So with all this being said I think things are starting to progress as I always hoped they would. Being able to say that really excites me and makes me feel really good about this whole process and all the money that I’ve put into it! With that being said, I’ll leave you with some pictures I just took, 15 days after my third laser hair removal treatment in New York City!

Photos coming soon….hopefully…

The Names Of The Laser Hair Removal Centers I Go To

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008

At first I wasn’t sure if I should release the names of the laser hair removal centers that I was going to, because I wanted to see how things went. I really didn’t want to trash talk any centers on the internet, but everything has been going well and I’ve been very satisfied with the centers that I’ve been going to, so I think now is the time to release the names of the centers!

The center I went to in South Florida for my first and second laser hair removal treatments was Dermacare South Beach. Their website is http://www.dermacaresouthflorida.com and their direct phone number is 305-673-5016.

The center I went to for my third laser hair removal treatment and the center that I’m currently going to in New York City is Romeo and Juliette Laser Hair Removal. Their website is http://www.romeojuliettelaserhairremoval.com and their direct phone number is 212-750-2000. The owners name is Chris and he’s great!

Tell them that you heard about their center from the My Laser Hair Removal Story blog! 🙂