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It’s nearly bikini line time…

Having pondered laser treatment on the nether regions for quite some time, when Muddy finally plumped for it, was it worth it?

bikini, beach, sand, bikini line, holiday

Is that bum even real?

I’ve just booked a holiday and fortunately I’m on treatment three of bikini lasering, woo hoo, so the annual battle of getting beach ready has been somewhat improved! Ever thought of defluffing your nether regions for good? Well if you want to say goodbye to the hot wax or monotony of the razor, this could be the solution!

I’ve had a few different treatments at Brixworth Laser & Skincare, because basically, there’s a whole load on offer at the clinic and I have to drive over Pitsford Water to get there, which is so beautiful it chills me right out before they start zapping me. If you’ve never been, it’s in the heart of Brixworth Village and is the sister practice to Brixworth Dental Practice. The staff are all lovely and Nikki has been my go-to-girl since my first visit and she’s been brilliant putting me at ease with all of my treatments.

This time it was the bikini line’s turn for attention. I’ve been pondering it for years, but it wasn’t until a friend of mine said they’d had laser treatment and never had to shave again, that I was in like Flint! Brixworth uses the latest Diode Laser Hair Removal system which apparently prevents hair from growing back permanently. You may have heard of, or had IPL, which is not laser, so don’t think in that ball park…I had that somewhere else a few years ago and found IPL definitely grows back (or at least it did on my upper lip – too much info?)! Laser hair removal is different and penetrates deep into the hair follicles targeting even the most coarse or stubborn hairs! Plus less sessions are needed, which is great because I was a bit nervous the first time after hearing it could be a wee bit painful. I managed the first session with only slight discomfort, hardly any redness and just some popping sounds (which is the hair follicle dying – and incidentally – fills Nikki with glee)! Some people describe it as a warm and soothing feeling, similar to a hot stone massage. Fyi, I am not one of those people. Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t super painful, but neither is it an hour long, luxury massage! Some people have mild redness and swelling afterwards, but it doesn’t last long, and I had no signs of laser treatment the next day. BUT, how did I fair in actual hair removal?

The verdict

I was properly amazed at how much hair went after the first session. I also didn’t need to shave before my second visit, although I did a couple of days just before the treatment just to be tidy. There was less of a ‘Wow’ factor after the second session, but sometimes there’s regrowth after treatments, which is actually the lasered hair being pushed out of the hair shaft. The lasered hair should fall out within 2-4 weeks and after the third session there was a noticeable difference to before the start of the treatments.

How often and how many sessions will it take to be effective?

For facial hair every 2-4 weeks is recommended and for body, every 4-6 weeks. As your hair gets thinner and finer after a number of sessions, the interval may increase to 6-8 weeks and 8-10 weeks. On average, it takes 6 sessions to achieve at least 80% reduction, so I’ve got another three until I reckon I’m gonna be totally hair free, but I’m definitely shaving much less! The number of sessions can vary depending on hair types, consistency of treatment, age, gender, medications taken, hormonal conditions etc. so it really does depend, person to person. It’s worth noting, lots of blokes get this treatment too, so something worth mentioning to him indoors if his scratchy chest is getting on your, er, nerves.

I didn’t know this, but apparently it can also effectively treat fungal nails, acne and offers a great facial rejuvenation treatment too. Hmmmm, you learn something new every day! There’s loads more info on laser hair removal here, and a price list here, but basically you’re looking at £80 a go, with a course of six coming in at around £330 (which if you don’t have to shave or wax again, is a pretty good deal)!

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2 comments on “It’s nearly bikini line time…”

  • keya March 20, 2018

    I’ve had laser and would highly recommend it! Have to say you’ve hit the nail on the head with the detail! x

    Reply
    • annaloudearden March 20, 2018

      Thank you. Yours, Ms Smooth Northants

      Reply

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