If you a frequent reader of Fashion and Style Police, you would know about me wanting to get my body hair taken off permanently. I have previously written about laser hair removal treatment a few times now (click here and here if you missed the posts); I have been obsessed with the treatment for a while now, so you can imagine my excitement when I had the golden opportunity to try it out with Laser Chic Clinic in Didsbury, Manchester.
Laser Chic Clinic is a skin clinic specialist in laser treatments, such as hair removal, skin rejuvenation, pigmentation, facial and leg veins. I went in for a patch test session last week Saturday and it went great. For those who do not know, a patch test session is simply an initial consultation to determine if the laser treatment is right for you. I filled out forms, and had a long chat with a lovely lady. She explained the entire process in detail,a and answered all my questions. Then, I made myself comfortable on the green chair as you can above, ready to try out the laser hair removal machine for myself. I decided to have the treatment done on my chin, I am sick of having to wax or thread every month, and the hairs really annoy when they crop up.
The patch test itself was done in about 5 minutes. I removed the makeup on my chin with a cleanser provided by the clinic (the area has to be makeup free or the machine could spark), I had my eyes covered with a pair of glasses, then I felt some cool air, and then the heat. The laser machine was used for a few seconds on three parts of the chin – the left, middle and right. It felt strange, painful but bearable, if you can bear threading, then you can bear this. It was over quickly, and then some ointment was applied on it.
What to expect? There was a bit of redness immediately as you can see, but that disappeared in minutes and I have had no issues with the area so far, burnt hairs; I could smell them, and my chin had a goosebumpy appearance for some hours. I have to wait for 7 days before I go for my next session, and I have that booked for this Saturday. I am looking forward to it. I will fill you guys next week on how my first full session goes so keep your eyes peeled.
What do you think? Have you had a laser hair removal treatment before? Sound off in the comment section. Thanks for reading.
*I was offered the treatment in exchange for a review, all words are MINE.
Ooh I’ve always been intrigued by this – good to hear your first session went okay! xxx
Erin Islandbell xxxx
I’m not sure I’m brave enough to have this done! I hope the results turn out well for you!
I hope so too. Thank you.
I really, really want laser hair treatment for my underarms but I have to admit I am slightly afraid. Glad to see your patch test went well, hope you get the results you’re looking for! Am looking forward to your updates 🙂
Go for it Laura. I just did, lol..I will keep you all posted.
I found that laser hair removal is very effective, I’ve done 2 sessions so far (every 6 weeks) and the results are amazing (not face)
Oh I am loving the comments am reading. Thanks for letting me know.
I’ve had laser on my underarms, got my second appointment in a few weeks and I have loved the results. I haven’t shaved since my last appointment and that was about 6 weeks ago and there are barely any hairs there! Hope yours goes well too x
Oh good. I hope it does. Thanks Rhian.
I had laser treatment done in exchange for a post with Pulse Clinic from London and they allowed me to get my armpits done. It was pretty amazing as it lasted nearly 2 months without me having to shave.
Oh wow sounds good. I can’t wait for my sessions now..Thanks Ana.
This is something I’m considering at the moment, I’m sure I’m getting more and more lip and chin hairs and it’s starting to really hurt when I pluck with tweezers. I’m interested to hear how you get on.
I will keep you all posted x
It makes me sad that women want to get rid of their body hair forever! But I totally respect your choice, and I’m so glad the first lot went well for you 🙂
Body hair, especially on the chin is not what I want. On the head but no where else. Thanks for reading.
I have always wondered how well this works, so thanks for sharing 🙂
Thanks for reading Dannii.
Great blog post!
I have never had laser hair removal. Interesting to hear how it went.
Yea I will be filling you in on more in the next couple of days.
I’ve not had laser treatment for hair removal, but it is definitely something I would consider doing. Sounds like you had a great experience
Yea I did Zena.
I haven’t had laser treatment, but it sounds like it would be great, I can’t wait to read how you get on at your first session. I hope it goes well
I hope so too. Thanks Jenni.
I would love to have laser treatment, I can’t wait to see how you get on and what you think at the end of the treatment x
I can’t wait too.
that looks like it went really well. looking forward to your updates on this topic for sure!
Can’t wait. Thanks for reading.
I am a lucky girl who doesn’t have that many unwanted hairs in unwanted places… but if I had… I would certainly be interested in such a laser treatment!!! Looks like it’s going well 🙂
You are so lucky Kathleen x
I have always thought about having this done myself, but at the moment can’t afford it
It could be quite pricey but definitely worth doing at some point.
I have never tried this process – I am a huge baby regarding pain (even after 4 children!) so have avoided it. Kaz x
Lol..I know what you mean Kaz.
need some laser hair removal in my life looks like an easy fix
Yea it looks like..Will fill you in soon.
Ooh, I’ve thought about doing this off and on over the years. I’m really interested to see how this goes for you, looks promising so far. x
Yeap it does. Thanks Zoe.
I have never tried laser hair removal but it is amazing it worked for you. Will be glad to see how it all goes. Thanks for sharing.
Yea. Thanks for reading Osime.
I had this done couple of times not sure it lasts as long as it expected to work. Well let’s see how yours works out
I guess we will have to wait and see. Where did you have yours done?
I’ve had laser hair removal before with a treatment called IPL and it didnt hurt at all. Mine was on my chin and neck xxx
Oh wow. Nice to know. I have heard about the IPL before. I will look that up.
please check that it’s for darker skin not IPL although you had this treatment be aware it’s not permanent the laser that should be used on you is ND: YAG. You would find more success with electrolysis which is the ONLY medically approved permenent hair removal. I’m trained as a laser therapist and have darker skin to comment. For successful results you will be required to have regular top ups which can be costly if you don’t keep up with treatments and growth is determined by your hair growth cycle. Be extra careful with Heat a big no no for darker skin as prone to scarring and hyperpig.
Thanks for the info Sam. I will check out all the points you raised.
I’m so intrigued too by laser hair removal but not sure if I’d ever be brave enough to actually try! Haha. Good luck with yours Stella. Eagerly awaiting updates!
Thanks Cara. Looking forward to it.
I am intrigued by this but I am not sure I am brave enough to try it. I can’t wait to read how your treatment goes x
I am looking forward to it. Thanks Rachel.
I’d love to use laser hair removal, and I’m looking forward to hearing more about your journey
I’ve been thinking about getting laser hair removal for ages, but I’m scared I would wimp out haha x
Lol..I know what you mean. I was scared too.
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I THINK YOU ARE SO BRAVE TO TRY THIS. EVEN THE IDEA OF THE PATCH TEST SCARES ME.
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