Laser hair removal is a non-invasive procedure using beams of highly concentrated light to penetrate hair follicles causing the hair bulb to essentially die and fall out. Laser lights are attracted to the pigment in the hair root follicles causing them to overheat and die.
And while this procedure sounds scary, I assure you it was anything but. I walked in rather nervous, and was greeted by Karen who I immediately connected with. Before I even get into the review, let me just tell you… she is phenomenal. Skincentives has a very cool, retro LA vibe. Not at all what you’d expect to find in the heart of Uptown Dallas, so I was pleasantly surprised. Fun fact: Skintastic has performed over 650,00 laser hair removal treatments in the last 15 years – that’s more than any other clinic in the state of Texas! Crazy right? So I knew I was in good hands.
Karen walked me back to the room and she filled me in on the whole process and assured me I had nothing to worry about. I clutched my hands tightly, put on the glasses (to protect your eyes from the laser) and tightly closed my eyes to brace myself. She even laughed and warned me it could hurt and that some are more sensitive than others but that I would be fine. Her friendly demeanor put me a little at ease… meaning I held my hands a little less tight.
I decided to start with having my sideburns and upper lip hair removed. Two things I’ve always been self conscious about. I have unruly, long sideburns that I’ve been waxing or shaving for years – so this was something I was excited to be permanently removing. And the upper lip, well, that was necessary. As I clenched and waited for the pain to hit, I was shocked by a cold jolt of air and that was it! A few hits of a cold spritz and I was done! No burning, or the “rubber band pinch” as everyone describes it – just a simple jolt of cold air. It was more shocking than pain. After that, I knew I was ready for more.
Thankfully Karen was incredibly informative, warm and caring. She talked to me the whole time so that I didn’t even have a moment to freak out. And in the end, it really wasn’t anything. I don’t know why I put it off for so long!
It’s been about 2 1/2 weeks now and I don’t have any hair regrowth above my lip, and there are only a few hairs growing in from my sideburns, but they are hardly even there. There are several treatments necessary as the hair grows in three stages so one time is not going to kill the entire follicle – there is a 6 week period between each treatment to ensure a successful process. But it did already make a tremendous difference from just one visit!
I highly recommend Skintastic for their professionalism, customer service and expertise on treatments. You can speak with them directly for information on pricing – they are willing to work with you to find the right treatment package with pricing that works for you. You can also find out more about their Skincentives Beauty Membership here. Or call 972-620-3223 to book your appointment today!
Stay tuned for an update on my experience and for more reviews, coming soon!