Autumn’s Adventures

Give me the laser
December 12, 2008, 9:41 am
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One day a few months ago I was gchatting with my friend who was living in Buenos Aires.  She casually mentioned to me that she was getting laser hair removal done to her armpits because it was so cheap to do that in Argentina (she is American).  I thought to myself, what a great idea! I’m going to do that too!

As of recently I have begun laser hair removal treatment to my legs, armpits and bikini line.  If I can omit the nasty and annoying job of shaving from my life for a small price, why wouldn’t I?  I found it to be an excellent investment in my future.

I started the first treatment in November. I did my armpits first. It took all of 15 minutes and it didn’t hurt at all (for me, because I have a high tolerance for pain).  I had to wear these goggles that blocked the light from my eyes.  Then the woman put a gel on my armpit that felt really cold, like it was numbing or freezing my armpit.  I liked it.  I wasn’t allowed to shave for a few days so that she could find where the hairs were coming from. nice.

As of today I have gone through my first session for my legs and bikini as well.  The only part of my body that felt any pain was around my knee caps.  Who knew I had sensitive knees? hehe.

I am able to shave or wax in between sessions, which are once a month.  I think I’m only going to shave for special occasions like Christmas and New Years.  I’m already seeing results from the armpits session — I only have to shave every 3 or 4 days now where before I’d have to shave them every other day.  SWEETNESS!

My “laser lady” as I like to call her, is only 25 years old. She’s cool. I want to be her friend, even if she is zapping my lady parts and seeing me as hairy as I can be.  We listen to queen while she zaps away and we talk a lot in Spanish.  Since I can’t see her with my goggles on I use a lot of hand motions while talking. I don’t know why this is important to mention, I guess I just thought it was weird how I was “talking with my hands”. haha

Here is a breakdown of costs if I were to get this done in the US of A:

Average cost for one session:
Bikini: $350-500 (for 6-8 sessions: $2,800 – $4,000)
Under Arms: $250-$350 ($2,000 – $2,800)
Full Leg: $1,200 – $1,700 ($9,600 – $13,600)

Total if I got all of these for the cheaper price: $14,400

Here is a breakdown of costs to do it here:

Average cost for one session:
Bikini: 200 pesos (~$58 dollars) — For 8 sessions: $470 dollars
Under Arms: 160 pesos (~$47 dollars) — For 8 sessions: $380 dollars
Full Leg (both): 800 pesos (~$235 dollars) — For 8 sessions: $1,880 dollars

Total for all at the maximum price: $2,730 dollars.

That is a difference of ~$11,600 dollars.  Pretty amazing.

I’d take photos of my progress but honestly I don’t want to post photos of my hairy parts and I doubt you’d want to see that anyway.  Maybe I’ll do a “finished product” photo set to show how it turned out.  YAY FOR LASER!


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