You've decided to take the plunge and go hairless for life. If, like me, you have a beauty therapist who you've developed a relationship with and trust then you may feel comfortable proceeding without an interrogation but it's always a good idea to know exactly what a procedure will involve, especially if it's permanent or long lasting. Knowledge is power, as they say. Below are the key things you need to know before you dive into your SHR journey but they are also questions to be asked for any treatment really!
Don't be afraid to ask as many questions as you feel comfortable with before you commit to any type of permanent hair removal. It's a big deal and it's going to cost you so be 110% sure it's for you.
What does the treatment involve?
Know what you're getting yourself into. You know the story about the guy who rocked up at hospital for a colonoscopy and got his leg amputated, right?
What are the side-effects or risks?
Any chance I'll end up looking like a giant beetroot ? Even though your risks are probably very low it's worth knowing what they are.
What's the effectiveness? Can you share before/after pics? How do I know it will work for me?
I have ultra sensitive skin on my face and as a result I can never have a normal facial because even the softest of products will irritate my skin. I learnt this the hard way after spending lots of money at different places with the promise of the most gentle products. In regards to SHR (which costs me $150/session) I want to know that it's going to work and going to be gentle on my skin.
Do I need to start therapy prior to treatment?
Maybe therapy isn't required but it's good to know what you need to do to prepare for your beauty session.
Will I feel excruciating pain or die a slow death?
Know what to expect. In my case, I experienced no pain at all during or after my SHR procedure and if you have a good therapist then you shouldn't either.
What's my recovery/preening duties after the procedure?
How much should I play this out at home? How many cooked breakfasts and back rubs can I expect to milk from this?
If I break out in a hot green rash, who should I call?
Get numbers and names of those who can help if things start to go pear shaped.
W hat machine(s) will be used? Can you please give me info about the machine or tell me where I can do my own research?
If you go to some down and out, dodgy, cheap, dirty looking clinic, chances are they do not have the best and latest equipment. The good machines, those that do the job properly, are damn expensive for clinics and salons to purchase. Do your research and know exactly the rep of the machine that will be giving your play station the haircut of its dreams.
How many treatments will I need with this machine?
If you're opting for SHR it's generally between 6 - 10 sessions with 1 - 2 maintenance sessions annually. Your therapist should gradually increase the intensity of the heat with each session (provided your skin type allows it) which should kill the follicles quicker.
What's the cost? Per session? Package price cheaper?
SHR is not the same price as a wax, in fact it's about 3 times more expensive. While the upfront costs are pricier, in the long run it works out cheaper than having monthly waxes. Also, find out if the clinic/salon offers packages as these work out cheaper.
Get to know your handler
If this is your first visit to the clinic or salon performing your laser then you want to know you're in good hands; that they'll have your back if the mission goes wrong. Some things you might like to ask:
Who will be doing my treatment?
No sadists, please.
Are they graduates of "The Best Laser Treatment School in the World"? What qualifications do they hold in laser?
You don't want someone who has never done laser before. SHR is a pretty big deal because it's permanent. You don't want some inexperienced person making you look like a badly plucked chicken.
Do they hold a laser safety officers' certificate?
Anyone worth their salt will have the best qualifications. Your pussy deserves the best.
Can I meet them before making my decision?
The truth is you're going to be completely naked from the belly down. If you're not used to waxing or don't have a fetish for regularly exposing yourself, you may find it incredibly uncomfortable. It helps if you know and like your handler.
Did you miss my post about my pussy's journey to be hair-free for life? Read it here.