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Every time I hear or say the word laser I think of dr evil from Austin powers - I was really into that saga in high school. Anyway, getting a laser on your face really isn't that futuristic and cool as you would hope. After dealing with a few bad grouponers I decided to cash in my fat credit for laser hair removal after wine club members NM and MB informed me that the other things I was considering were a complete waste if money. So six sessions at solutions medical in collierville here I come!

Before getting treated I had to go in for the consultation. This was slightly annoying being its way out in the burbs . During this time we discussed what I wanted - I purchases a medium area and decided to use my whole face as my selected area. Specifically, upper lip, sideburns and eyebrows; although I was very disappointed to be told that only my upper eyebrows can be done. We also discussed any concerns, I asked if anyone had ever cried and the nurse said yes. Yikes! She gave me a prescription for numbing cream, a small sales pitch for the very expensive obagi system then sent me on my way.

So back I came a few days later for me treatment. The lady who did my treatment was different than the one who did my consultation which was a little deceiving IMO since the consultant was a nurse. However she was very nice and I didn't really have concerns with her doing it. In addition to the numbing cream I put onto the treated areas before heading to my appointment there is also a cooling gel that is used, I guess as a buffer in between the laser and my skin. The procedure doesn't take very long and I didn't even feel the first few zaps but as we got into it I could start to feel it. The paperwork I was given before the session said most people describe it as a rubber band snapping against the skin, no it feels like a laser beam being shot at you skin, which it is, it's sharp and very hot - I flinched a few times but did not cry. Honestly I think there's a lot of pansies out there who just shouldn't subject themselves to these things. Immediately after I put on makeup since I was going to have drinks with a friend. I was told the treated areas would look sunburned for the next 24 hours but I didn't have any discoloration, even immediately after as you can see in the pics I snapped. Overall my only complaint is that the lady who did my procedure said I shouldn't do the top of my eyebrows, something about facial shape changing over time, f that I have thick eyebrows that I don't like at 29, I won't want them at 40 either. Plus it was a little irritating that wasn't brought up in my consultation so next time ill just be more assertive about my needs, wants and desires. One session down, five to go, I'm eager to see if it works.


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