I have just come back from my very first full laser treatment with Transform.
I’ve posted previously about my consultation and thought it would be nice to tell you how the first treatment went.
If you have read my consultation piece, you’ll know that I found the patch test quite uncomfortable, particularly on my leg. So going into the room today for the full treatment, I got myself mentally prepared to feel the sting of what I imagine a thousand snapping elastic bands might feel. Turns out the patch test is definitely more painful than the treatment!
The patch test is where they just test the laser on a single part of the area to be treated to see how your skin reacts. They move the laser in tight circles keeping to the patch test zone. However during the treatment, the area that is treated is obviously much larger so the laser is being moved across a bigger surface area so the heat isn’t as concentrated on just one zone. In fact, I did actually have a little snooze when the backs of my legs were being treated. The sensation was actually really nice!
The laser heats up gradually and although there were moments of ‘ouch’ every now and then, these were few and didn’t make much impact as the laser had moved to a different part of the skin already. I guess pain is more in the mind than I thought!
All in all it was a fuss free and easy treatment, it took about an hour to do under my arms and both of my legs. And afterwards there was no problem just continuing on with my day.
Great first session, I’m looking forward to my second one in six weeks! If I see any results from this session I will of course let you know- so I’m on mission hair growth for you now 😉
(Disclosure: Complimentary Treatment)