Thursday, 31 May 2018

My laser hair removal experience at LA Skin Harborne

Unless you're one of the lucky few, you may well have considered hair removal before. For many, the dream of having hair free legs, arms or underarms and slipping into a summer sundress without worrying about shaving or waxing is a very real one.


I was lucky enough to be invited to try out a course of three laser hair removal sessions at LA Skin, Harborne. At LA Skin, they use Soprano Ice Platinum, the most advanced laser hair removal machine available on the market. The machine uses three different wavelengths to target the hair at three depths, making it more effective than other machines which use just one. It also makes is suitable for use on more skin types including darker skins. Described as virtually pain free, a special cooling gel is applied to keep the skin cool and comfortable during treatment.


A course of six treatments is usually recommended, because hair grows in cycles and only 10-15% of hair is in the growing cycle at any one time.

I'll be posting throughout the experience and keeping you updated on my progress, but for now, here's my first thoughts.

Located in Harborne, I parked up and headed to Knightlow Fitness Studio where the clinic is based and was welcomed by Poonam.


Heading upstairs, the treatment took place in a calming space that looked like any other beauty therapy room; clean, serene and dotted with candles and calming trinkets.


After chatting to Poonam, I filled in the consultation form which asked for some details around my health to check my suitability for treatment and headed to the couch. I decided to treat my underarms and after turning on the machine, Poonam applied gel to the area and decked me out in a visor. The machine head was then run over my underarms in a series of quick movements and the whole process took minutes. Although it did feel warm, I can honestly say I didn't feel any pain at all. The process was repeated on the other side and after the gel was removed, that was the end of the treatment.


The whole process was quick, easy and pain free. I booked in for my next treatment four weeks later, and really look forward to seeing a difference between the first and third session.

Have any of you tried laser hair removal? How did you get on?

*With thanks to LA Skin for the complimentary treatment 

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