My First Experience Of Laser Hair Removal

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Us ladies all know the struggles of having to shave our underarms don’t we? It’s not really something which can be avoided sadly, so when Pulse Light Clinic invited me to their Central London Branch to try out a few sessions of Laser Hair removal I knew what I was having done.

There are so many types of Laser Hair Removal and Pulse Light use traditional heat based lasers. My patch test was over in literally a second so it was hard to tell whether it was painful, but when I had my first treatment this was going to be the test. While everyone’s pain threshold is different I didn’t think that the laser hurt too much. It was a little sore as it is quite hot but nothing which was too much to handle.

Everybody I have encountered from the receptionists to the ladies who did both my patch test and first session were absolutely lovely. I found out from both of the women who did the laser that because I had fairer hair I would need a stronger boost of laser removal because it actually works better on people with darker hair which is something I did not know. Pulse Light Clinic is located in Central London with their clinic being housed about a five minute walk from Bank station so it was super easy to get to.

I know it usually takes a lot of treatments to notice anything but even after my first one I noticed the hair did not grow back as quickly. Rather than having to shave every other day I didn’t need to for over two weeks straight after my first treatment, so I was very happy.

I am scheduled in for a second session at the beginning of December so we’ll see how that goes.

Have you ever tried laser, or any other longer term hair removal treatments?

*My laser hair removal treatment was provided free of charge from Pulse Light Clinic but all views are my own

November 6, 2015
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  • Reply Kate Hackworthy

    Interesting. It will be good to hear how it goes after the next treatment as I've considered having it done. Like a super-powered hairdryer, some things are worth the money as they save your so much time!

    November 6, 2015 at 11:22 am
    • Reply Rhian Westbury

      I'd been thinking about it for ages and sometimes it's just worth taking the plunge x

      November 6, 2015 at 11:34 am
  • Reply Amanda Crichton

    I would definitely like to get laser hair removal. I have PCOS, so I have quite a bit more unwanted hair on my face than most ladies. I wonder how much it would hurt on a face though…will have to look into it. Thanks for sharing your experience! xx

    November 6, 2015 at 11:27 am
    • Reply Rhian Westbury

      You could try Soprano laser as that's cool laser do it's not designed to hurt as much. That's worth looking into x

      November 6, 2015 at 11:34 am
  • Reply Soosie Wales

    Oh no thank you… don't fancy that.. it's in the same realm as waxing for me. A trusty razor (usually Hubby's – but don't tell him!) is ok for me. 🙂

    November 6, 2015 at 7:47 pm
    • Reply Rhian Westbury

      I don't like waxing, plus you have to get it done too regularly. Hopefully this will last an awful lot longer x

      November 6, 2015 at 8:59 pm
  • Reply Sharon Martin

    I've never tried laser treatment, looking forward to hearing how you get on with your future treatments.

    November 6, 2015 at 7:52 pm
    • Reply Rhian Westbury

      I hope I have the same sort of success *fingers crossed* x

      November 6, 2015 at 9:00 pm
  • Reply MsPretty LThings

    I've not tried laser hair removal but so many people have had success stories this is definitely something I would consider

    November 8, 2015 at 3:54 pm
    • Reply Rhian Westbury

      It's worth the extra money to have to avoid shaving! x

      November 8, 2015 at 4:54 pm
  • Reply Roxie Ferguson

    I'd love to try laser hair removal. I'm glad to read you got on well with it and didn't find it too painful.

    Roxie | The Beautiful Bluebird

    November 8, 2015 at 4:10 pm
    • Reply Rhian Westbury

      I was expecting it to be a worse pain so that was good x

      November 8, 2015 at 4:54 pm
  • Reply Frey de Fleur

    Such a useful post – would love to try this treatment so really interesting to read. Thanks Rhian x

    November 8, 2015 at 5:50 pm
  • Reply Rachel Spiteri

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    November 8, 2015 at 5:52 pm
  • Reply Rhian Westbury

    I'm hoping the second treatment goes just as well. x

    November 8, 2015 at 6:11 pm
  • Reply Rosana

    Shaving is a endless task, I need to have a go at this treatment! Thanks for sharing!

    November 9, 2015 at 10:31 am
    • Reply Rhian Westbury

      If this carries on being as successful i'll definitely be looking into having it done on other areas too x

      November 9, 2015 at 11:02 am
  • Reply AmyD93

    This is something I've been toying witht the idea of for ages, my hair is so thick and dark this sounds like it would be great to help reduce it at least. Look forward to seeing how it goes for you

    November 9, 2015 at 11:07 am
    • Reply Rhian Westbury

      Thicker darker hair is apparently more successful in laser than thinner, lighter hair so you should have good success x

      November 9, 2015 at 2:33 pm
  • Reply My Life As A Mummy

    Two weeks? That sounds like heaven! I hate shaving and makes my skin dry! This is definitely something that I will be considering

    Laura x x x

    November 9, 2015 at 1:02 pm
    • Reply Rhian Westbury

      Yeah I hate shaving too, and I do aqua aerobics every week so I can't shy away in the winter! x

      November 9, 2015 at 2:33 pm
  • Reply Mellissa Williams

    I haven't tried it but I would not say no. I look forward to reading more about it on your blog Rhian.

    November 9, 2015 at 1:03 pm
    • Reply Rhian Westbury

      Thanks! Fingers crossed the success continues x

      November 9, 2015 at 2:33 pm
  • Reply Don't Cramp My Style

    Aww I would love to try that! I havnt tried ever so a new thing to check!

    November 9, 2015 at 10:39 pm
  • Reply maries beauties

    I would really like to try the laser hair removal, my hairs will probably stay away alot longer.

    November 10, 2015 at 1:49 pm
    • Reply Rhian Westbury

      It's well worth it and it's nowhere near as expensive as it used to be x

      November 10, 2015 at 2:55 pm

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