Well over a year ago, when OccDoc was in Afghanistan, we decided my consolation prize for his deployment would be laser hair removal. So, he got me (or told me to buy for myself) a package of 6 laser treatments for my lower legs and, gasp, my bikini line…um…yeah…bikini line, if I was brazilian. Um, laser hair removal is uncomfortable at best…okay, fine…more like blindingly painful. After a few treatments I felt like doing naked, face-down snow angels in the freshly fallen snow to help with the pain. Yeah, it hurt a lot, but I persevered and finished my 6 treatments. But…
I was told this before I started, but you need touch ups to get rid of ALL the hair in your target zones. I have a few hairs on my legs and some left in the bikini zone that have not been blasted away yet. I’ve only had to shave my legs 3 times in the past 12 months. It’s been awesome, but there are still a few hairs remaining. Because of the searing pain and the expense I held off on my touch up laser treatments. They actually really aren’t that expensive, so it was mainly the pain I was trying to avoid. Fine, it was all pain I was avoiding. For the touch ups I need to go to the same place I originally got the treatments, meaning when we move away after OccDoc’s out of the army I probably won’t get the touch ups. Now or never, pretty much.
I went for my touch ups yesterday. Holy shit. Yup, it was still painful as ever. And can you ever really get over the scent of burned hair? Singed pubs, anyone? No, no you cannot. To top it off, my laser tech asked me where I’ve been since it’s been well over a year since my final package treatment (Feb 2010). Um, I’ve been getting fertility treatments so I didn’t really feel like subjecting myself to extreme physical pain on top of the extreme emotional pain I was having. My technician then told me she was adopted, so I’m not really sure if she told me that to let me know she can relate or why exactly. I didn’t have the brain power to figure it out when I was trying to keep the screaming inside my head. It takes a lot of focus to keep those things from slipping out!
I’m still on the fence if I’ll go back for another touch up (if needed) before we do our next fertility treatment. Yet another reason I want to be pregnant like now: So I don’t have to feel guilty about getting my laser touch ups.
As OccDoc told me last night when I was telling him about my experience, ‘Ah, the price of beauty.‘ Ain’t that the freaking truth?