Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Hair today

It felt very odd shaving my chin. But strangely smooth afterwards!

So I went along to my lady and she said I hadn't shaved all the hairs so she took a few more off before she piled on loads of gel. It's like the gel they rub on pregnant tummies before a scan to help the contact.

This laser thing works by killing the melatonin (the stuff that gives hair its colour and strength). It's necessary to get down to skin level before starting so that the energy will be concentrated on the hair under the skin. It's all very complicated. It hurts more if there are lots of hairs close together; white hairs can't be treated; it doesn't work well if you're sun-tanned; and ... other stuff I've forgotten now.

It didn't hurt that much but there's a bright flash with each zap. It's a bit like being at the optician's when they squirt air into your eye: you know it's coming but you can't stop yourself blinking. So it was with each flash I gave a little jump.

As to the results, well, we'll have to wait and see how many treatments it takes and if it is effective.

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My next post will be my 2000th! It had better be something special. Oh dear, now I've got a block ...

11 comments:

Dragonstar said...

It sounds very complicated Liz. I hope it works well for you.

I'm waiting with bated breath for your 200th!

CherryPie said...

I am having hair trouble today too, it depressed me a bit...

You will have a fabulous 2000th post :-)

sally in norfolk said...

Electrolysis... works really well the hairs never grow back :-)

holly said...

i'm liking the sound of 'hairs never grow back'. i liiiiike that.

i'm going to check that out! i got a whole pile of hairs i want rid of.

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Hi Liz, thanks for popping in to see me today. Very interesting as I have considered this, but I think I am too blonde typically. My facial hair is white blonde which is sods law. But I will be checking back to see how you get on.

The Mulligan Family said...

Hi Liz,
Thanks for visiting my site and for your comments about my dad.

I've had the laser treatment for the hairs on my "chiny chin chin". It works pretty well. When I had mine they gave me little goggles so that I couldn't see the flash of light. Not sure if that's a safety precaution - or if they found that it was easier if the patient was jumping about the chair. Will look forward to hearing how your treatments turn out. Cheers!

kouji said...

uh oh. pressure. writer's block. :O good luck. :)

Puss-in-Boots said...

What annoys me is why we women have to put up with such things as facial hair??? Is it hormonal or just a quirk of mother nature...who knows, but I don't like it.

Good luck with the removal of said hair, Liz.

jmb said...

You and Colin who posted his 2000th today. A truly incredible achievement, although they do add up fast when you do 6 in a day.

So, coming to Canada, are you? Do you think we'll survive?

Maggie May said...

Let me know if it really works! I have a few unwanted stragglers that I pluck out. Best to zap them before they turn grey then!
Nearly 200th post! Congratulations!

James Higham said...

Doesn't feel at all odd shaving my chin - I'm about to do it, Liz. :)