If there's one thing that I haven't ever turned down, it's a spa day. The excitement of knowing that I'm going to go be pampered and get to relax and spend some time in a room filled with soft music and warm towels is just one that can't be matched. Doesn't everyone deserve some time to treat themselves?
For me, whether it's been a massage or a facial or anything in between, I can't think of a time that I left a spa when I didn't have a wonderful visit.
But tonight's visit is going to be something new.
A few weeks ago my husband and I noticed that the "daily deal" on one of those coupon sites was a major discount on three treatments of laser hair removal, something that has always intrigued me. Not having to shave all the time, particularly in the summer, seems like it would be worth going through a few treatments for, right?
Fast-forward to my first appointment, which is tonight. The spa recommended starting with my underarms and that I would be really pleased with the results there, so I went with their advice. But now, when I'm looking at their website, it mentions that "some clients may feel a slight discomfort with each laser pulse, sometimes described as the snapping of a rubber band on the skin."
They follow that up by saying that "a cool compress or gel pack may be applied for comfort following your treatment. Any redness or swelling should resolve within a few hours." Am I not going to be able to put my arms down?
After giving birth twice, I feel as though my pain threshold has risen quite a bit, but I'm still getting nervous that this isn't going to exactly be the same time of relaxing spa break that I've taken in the past.
So I need to know... have you (or someone you know) ever had laser hair removal treatments? And, most importantly, how much did it hurt?
(I was compensated in exchange for this post... but I really am starting to get a little jittery about tonight's appointment! Someone reassure me that this won't hurt too much!)