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Date: 7/7/13 0:02 AM

Am getting up there in years & am embarressed about my legs. Have any of you had your legs lasered? Thanks.

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Date: 7/7/13 0:12 AM

Lasered for what conditons? Hair, little red veins, sunspots? I ask because there are quite a few different kinds of lasers for different kinds of problems.
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Date: 7/7/13 0:21 AM

For hair removal or veins? I've had laser hair removal on my underarms and bikini area. I don't have enough hair on my legs to mess with laser hair removal on them though. It's not particularly painful, but it would be time consuming for that large an area, and it takes 6-8 sessions 5-8 weeks apart.

I'm happy, but with reservations. It does only remove about 80% of the hair (and I'm a pale skinned brunette, so really the ideal for it). Basically, the hair that's left is about the same as my arm hair.

If you can find a Groupon or whatever deal for it for under $200, I think it's well worth it, just make sure they're using good equipment.

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Date: 7/7/13 12:05 PM

I've had my face lasered. I had terrible rosea and spider veins. People would always ask why my face was red--very embarrassing and it would turn purple in the cold. The laser stung a bit (just temporarily while it was being done) but so thrilled with the results! I highly recommend it.

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Date: 7/7/13 12:28 PM

Yes, I had legs done for hair removal ankles to bikini line. Did it about 12 years ago. It was very expensive and worth every cent. I also had my face done (side cheeks, upper lip and chin). I have very little regrowth.

I had very coarse black hair and lily white, very sensitive skin. Shaving my upper inner thighs usually gave me the worst razor burn no matter how careful I was. Waxing took a long time and having those black stubs long enough to wax was not fun and sometimes embarrassing. I often got bruises and it wasn't cheap either.

The laser on the legs would have hurt but they got me to apply a topical freezing cream (Emla??) before treatment and it was no problem.

Good luck!!

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Date: 7/7/13 1:04 PM

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I've had my face lasered. I had terrible rosea and spider veins. People would always ask why my face was red--very embarrassing and it would turn purple in the cold. The laser stung a bit (just temporarily while it was being done) but so thrilled with the results! I highly recommend it.

Ah, faces! Did you get a lot of bruising with your facial lasering? I've read that sometimes, depending on the type of laser, dark bruising can last for weeks.
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Date: 7/7/13 5:03 PM

How timely. I have a few spots of tiny red veins on my face. Was thinking about having them lasered so maybe that is something to do for next year.

Now here's a question for you ladies. Armpit hair. Anyone have that area lasered? My question is, once you go through menopause, does your leg and underarm hair slow down drastically? If that's the case, I'm not sure if it's financially worth it depending on the cost. Of course, I could have another 9 years to go based on my mother's experience.

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Date: 7/7/13 5:43 PM

No, I did not have any bruising. I might have been a little pink is some spots that were in more sensitive areas, like upper lip and side of nose, but it cleared up quickly. They can dial up or down on the intensity of the laser machine. I also did it in the dead of winter. The derm told me to keep out of the sun before having it done.

I was told it was best to have hair lasered before it turns gray because the laser does not pick up on hair that does not have pigment.

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Date: 7/7/13 5:47 PM

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once you go through menopause, does your leg and underarm hair slow down drastically?

For me, this answer is....YES!!! Drastically is the word. No leg hair to speak of, and what is there is in small patches. Armpit hair--well, I have to make an appointment with myself to look at that occasionally. And the other place...Yup, that too.

What I also noticed about menopause, and may be partly due to my decision to stop damaging my hair at that time, is that my hair got curlier. No more perms! No more curling irons!

Now, if I could go back to the seventies, and do what they did with bras, I'd be a happy camper..

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Date: 7/7/13 6:03 PM

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Now here's a question for you ladies. Armpit hair. Anyone have that area lasered?

Yes! The underarms were the first part I had done. I used Groupons to try out a couple of places and found a great place with equipment that was painless. I worked out a deal with the owner of said place and had my bikini area and legs done there also. Even if I had paid full price, it would have been worth every penny.

BTW, the owner told me about an older customer whose bikini hair grew in much thicker after retirement... To me, it's one of those things that once you have it done, you'll wish you had done it sooner.

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