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Laser Hair Removal Gone Bad

By September 10, 2008

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As with a lot of laser hair removal centers, you pay up front for the series of treatments. Erika Malast did just that, paying over $2,400 at Speed of Light, in Largo Florida. While laser hair removal doesn’t claim to rid all hair forever, there should be a large reduction in hair. After eight months of treatments, Erika claims her knees and legs still had light blond hair.

The clinic closed back in April of 2007 and never re-opened. So Malast couldn’t take advantage of free touch-ups for two years that she saw in the company’s advertisement. The owner claims all treatments were refunded, and Erika says she hasn’t received a dime.

Beware of when you had over a big chunk of change up front to a spa or laser hair removal center. Know exactly what you are signing up for, and read the fine print. Read the full laser hair removal story from, Tampa Bay’s 10 News.

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September 19, 2008 at 1:17 am
(1) laser hair removal girl says:

It is so true that you have to be careful about what laser clinic you choose. Even if the laser hair removal clinic remains in business, you might find that it only has one kind of laser and that isn’t the best one for hair removal for you. So it’s important to understand the different kinds of lasers that are used in hair removal and which are the best ones for your skin. Sometimes it is worth travelling to get to the best clinic.
Here’s a useful booklet about laser hair removal: http://www.laserhairremoval-info.com/download/booklet1.htm

September 30, 2008 at 11:43 am
(2) hugo0681 says:

Hello, there is a product claiming to be an alternative to laser hair removal called puff it powder. Some mates said they gr8, perhaps it is worth trying for blondes who aren’t the best candidate of laser like us

September 10, 2009 at 9:37 pm
(3) Sonia says:

It is really important to know the perfect hair removal procedure that would be the best for you. It is important to know first the best procedures that really suits on your skin, in order to avoid skin allergies. Knowing the safest procedure would be the best thing to do before getting into the treatment.

December 21, 2012 at 5:05 pm
(4) Patricia says:

Nope doesn’t work on blonde or red sorryOkay scneice answer:You grow in at least 80% of your hair during puberty. When you have laser hair removal the hairs it kills will never grow again. But you still have up to 20% of your normal thickness that will grow in throughout the rest of your life. So people get touch up sessions every 3-5 years after their big 6 treatments. You need about 6 treatments, one each 2 months for a year, because the hair grows in different stages and it can only kill hair in the active growth stage. The laser works by targeting dark color (the hair follicle) and passing through light color (the skin) the hair and skin have to be very different shades of color for the hair to work. The darker and coarser the hair and lighter the skin, the better results you will have.Okay Personal Experience:I’ve had 2 out of my 6 treatments so far. It HURTS! It’s like being poked with a sewing needle over and over, but it’s not as painful as a tattoo, and that’s not as painful as childbirth, maybe that can put the pain in perspective for you =) I’ve had my legs, underarms, and bikini area done. When you get your bikini area done they do ALL of it! Including spreading your butt and vaginal lips apart to laser all the cracks It’s sorta awkward. After the 2 treatments I’ve had so far I’ve lost about 60% of leg hair, 40% bikini hair, and 25% underarms hair. It’s because the underarms hair is the thinnest and the leg hair is the coarsest. But the legs are the most painful. The more it hurts the better it works.I spent this much for 6 treatments in each area:Bikini-$750Underarms-$750Legs (toes to bikini)-$2,500Email me if you have any more questions about it!

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