I’m in the middle of a two-week trip away from home. Although the Rio Laser Hair Remover machine is quite small, I decided it was not small enough to carry it as hand luggage, nor cheap enough to risk bringing it in my check-in luggage. So my hairs have two weeks to fall if they are dead, grow if they are alive, tremble if they are scared…

But I could not let two weeks pass without some kind of update. As far as my target areas go (armpits and bikini line) I am still not able to see any general decrease of hair density, but the few hairs I targeted by themselves do seem to be gone. I am not discouraged yet.

To complete my opinion on the Rio machine I purchased, I have visited a couple of beauty parlors this week to compare prices. Feigning ignorance, I asked about their laser treatments and sessions, prices,…

First discovery was that both places I went to did not carry out “Laser Hair Removal Treatments” but “Intense Pulsed Light Hair Removal Treatments”. I have done an initial search in Google and have found that in general… there is a lot of confusion about the differences between both methods of hair removal. I will try to learn more about Laser versus IPL (also known as Photoepilation, it seems). So far though, from what they said about IPL treatments, it sounds exactly the same: one must leave 4 or 5 weeks between sessions, you must make sure the treated areas are out of the sun, some dark spots might appear, you must treat each area at least 5 times, and the prices… are astronomical. As my friends were saying: around 60 EUR per session for the armpits, 60 EUR per session for the bikini line, about 25 EUR for the upper lip (fancy way of calling women’s mustachio area… 🙂 )…

Today I’m keeping it short. Bye bye!

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  1. April 1st, 2008 at 10:07 am

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  2. March 2nd, 2009 at 8:35 am
    Jody said,

    I read that IPL is not permanent, whereas laser treatment permanently removes hairs that were treated in the correct growth phase.

  3. July 2nd, 2009 at 7:46 am
    shinepil.us said,

    For nearly a century women have been vexed by the prospect of leg hair removal. Early leg-hair removal manners were quite painful, however things have improved for ladies over time. Heat the wax, apply it to the hairy area with a stick and cloth, then rip the hair right out at the root in one fell swoop.