So, was LHR effective in removing all or most hair in the targeted area(s)? Here’s my follow-up blog post about SEV Laser – 6 sessions later! If you’re interested in learning about what LHR is and what my experience was during my first time, read this blog post.
I got my LHR sessions from Groupon, which offered a bundle on Brazilian and underarms for 6 sessions at SEV. I started my sessions in August and was consistent in returning every four weeks for my next session, until January.
How Does It Feel?
LHR hands down is so much better than waxing. Pain-wise, it is so much more tolerable!
Granted, they do increase the power in the laser machine after every session. I will admit there were some times where I twitched a bit from how powerful the laser was, but it’s still much better than waxing. If you get your Brazilian done, you’ll really feel it there. I didn’t feel it as much for the underarms!
After the second or third appointment, my hair grew back at a much slower rate that I didn’t have to shave in between sessions (until the day before my following appointment). It was such an amazing feeling and I’m glad I didn’t have to waste as much time in the shower as I did before.
The Present – What’s the Reality?
It’s now been like a month and a half if not two months since my last session.
The hairs have begun to grow back both in the underarm and Brazilian region, although more is present down there. However, the hairs are very fine. Due to the fact that there’s a lot growing back down there, it’s visible and easy to see.
The Truth About LHR
During my last two sessions, I asked both of the laser technicians about the truth about laser hair removal.
How many sessions does it really take to be hair free?
They both said the same thing – it varies from person to person. Unfortunately, a lot of articles out there will tell you that six sessions are all you really need. They both actually told me that’s about the minimum amount.
For some people, it may only take six, while others may need ten! They also said it depends on the area you’re getting lasered. Some hairs in certain regions are tougher and more stubborn so they may not adhere to the laser as well as other places, therefore requiring more sessions. One girl told me she needed ten sessions for her legs, especially around the knee cap area.
All in all, I’m fairly satisfied with the results, however disappointed in the misinformation I’ve been reading out there. I will be returning to SEV Laser to get more sessions in for both areas until I notice there’s a significantly less amount of hair growing back. Unfortunately, I’m no longer in that four-week cycle, so hopefully going back to lasering several months later won’t throw everything off.
At the end of the day, I don’t regret my Groupon purchase for 6 sessions at SEV Laser at all. Despite seeing the hair grow back, I haven’t been shaving it off, as I feel there’s still no need to do so.
What are your thoughts? After reading this information, would you be interested in LHR or stick to waxing / shaving?
Until next time!