I, like most women, have suffered from something called “Sasquatch pits”. This term is used when, even though you shave your underarms, you STILL have hair! Until recently, I have never ever had smooth underarms. I would skip the sleeveless in summer and just didn’t bother raising my arms to point. If someone asked me for directions, I would point like a T-Rex to keep from raising them.
One exceptionally hot day in August, I decided that enough is enough. I wanted to be free from the agony of my “Sasquatch pits”. I did some research and found a treatment called laser hair removal. I was immediately intrigued. I did a little more digging and found that laser hair removal can reduce and/or remove unwanted hair from pretty much any area of concern. I was like, “JACKPOT!” I didn’t even hesitate to schedule my appointment.
When I arrived, I was ecstatic to get started with the treatment. I filled out the standard intake and consent forms. BTW, they did mention to me that I had to shave the area before I came in for the appointment and I could not be treated if I had an active tan. The nurse called my name and I walked (more like merrily skipped) down the hall to the treatment room.
While in the room the nurse explained the treatment to me. She told me that I could see about a 15% decrease in the thickness of my hair with the first treatment and it would decrease less and less with each additional treatment. I asked her if the treatment is painful and her response was “it sort of feels like a rubber band flick”. I have two brothers and have experienced my fair share of rubber band flicks so I wasn’t worried too much about the pain. I eagerly hopped up on the treatment chair, raised my arms high and said: “hit me!”
The nurse covered my underarms with warm gel, counted down, 3,2,1 and as I had asked her to do, she hit me. To my surprise, it really did feel like a rubber band flick! She flicked me about 6 times on each underarm and it was totally bearable. The whole treatment took less than 5 minutes to complete. It was so easy that I signed up for a brazilian on the spot (that’s a story for a different day). She wiped off the gel, applied some soothing aloe ointment, and skipped with me back to the lobby where I made my next appointment.
By the time I got home, I had no redness or discomfort. After a few days, I noticed the hair looked and felt like pepper under my skin. When I shaved for the first time after the treatment, the pepper feeling was gone and my underarms were smooth. The hair did not return for about 5 weeks and when it did return it was much thinner. I continued to go back every six weeks for treatment. After the sixth treatment, I noticed that the hair was almost completely gone. My “Sasquatch pits” are now a thing of the past and I am beyond ecstatic with the results.
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Author: Shayna Seippel