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 ...