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Yay! I'm done with laser....


Guest Lizzie McTrucker

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That's what my tech told me after our session today. I no longer need to do laser, so she's not going to schedule me for any future laser sessions. Then she told me I can schedule my first electrolysis session in about 20 days once the hairs that have been zapped had a chance to work themselves out.

I think it's time to renew that emla prescription...

I tell ya what though, this last session I didn't know if we were going to do laser or electrolysis so I let my hairs grow out a day so she could take a look and see what was left..and I also ran out of emla cream that day, too. To have something on my face I cut open the last tube and started scraping the insides with a knife and then spreading it on my face.

I felt like a piece of toast, quite frankly.

...and 15 minutes of laser with barely any numbing cream is no treat, either. She didn't touch the upper lip area so I have saved myself that area of misery both with laser and in the future with electrolysis. It feels like the main areas are going to be the neck and near the jawline. She might also zap my eyebrows, too. She did wax them yesterday for an additional $15.

I'm so glad I don't have to do laser again in 6 weeks because my appointment would have been the same day I had jury duty....

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I'm am so envious Lizzie that most of the worst is behind you now. I've got my electrolysis appt this afternoon and I'm not to thrilled to see Thursdays come around as that is my electro day. But the worst is behind you. And yes, you would be advised to have something to dull the pain. I cold turkeyed it for two hours when I first started and that was all I could stand. I used to be impervious to pain and cold. I kind of wished I had got the electro done before I started HRT. My skin is really sensitive now. I'm also trying Bette's suggestion of no caffeine, just ice water today. And one percoset an hour before my appt for pain.

I can just imagine what you went through doing laser cold turkey.....ouch Lizzie

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