I don't know why I hadn't done this earlier, but I had my first laser hair removal session for my legs at Elenora Beauty, my new favorite beauty center in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong. To be specific, the hair removal covers the full length of my legs, from the tops of the thighs to my ankles. Shaving is a hassle, first of all, and I also wanted to be rid of all the annoying in-grown hairs that can appear as unsightly bumps. Laser will tend to resolve all these issues, as I found from doing my underarms and bikini region!
I'll keep updating this post with every session, and report on any developments (starting after my second session). My first session was on 29th March and my next session is scheduled for the 27th April (4 weeks apart). From experience doing my underarms + bikini, it will probably take around 8-10 sessions for a 90-95% decrease in hair growth, although the leg area might be a completely different game (could be less times, could be more!).
THE EXPERIENCE AT ELENORA BEAUTY
Let me just start by assuring you that Elenora Beauty uses the latest & greatest beauty technology devices, including its laser hair removal machine. Their newest-edition Candela machine is so top-of-the-line that there's no pain to the point that the laser hair removal session actually feels SOOTHING. Such a contrast to when I would literally dread going in for my bikini laser at a different clinic because it would hurt so much (there were tears).
The entire treatment took around 15-20 minutes, and the ever-experienced laser specialist Yoyo made it such a comfortable experience for me. She first marked my legs with a white pencil to map out the points she would laser, and then started with me on my back, and then me on my front so she could get the backs of the legs. We had to use a lower intensity this time because my legs were extra-dry, so now I've been moisturizing like crazy for my second session!
TOP TIPS FOR FIRST-TIME LEG LASER HAIR REMOVAL:
Shave your legs before the appointment (also goes for any other body part you are lasering).
Keep your gams MOISTURIZED from at least 2 days prior to the appointment (in the morning, after showering at night). If they're dry, they are more prone to burning. Thankfully, Elenora Beauty helped to moisturize my unprepared legs on the spot with an aloe vera soak, which was so kind of them to do!
Wear something that covers the body part you're lasering, aka long pants for legs. The skin becomes extremely sensitive to UV rays after a lasering session, for up to about 2 weeks.
Avoid long, overly hot showers, saunas, steam rooms, hot yoga, and sun exposure for 2 weeks. Something about pigmentation & skin irritation!
Remember, laser hair removal prices at Elenora are half off until the end of April as part of an opening promotion - so don't forget to book your laser session ASAP! The best part is, Elenora Beauty offers a lifetime guarantee of laser sessions with every purchase, so you can return however many times you want until you're satisfied.
Promotional prices for laser hair removal (until end April 2021): https://www.instagram.com/p/CL_5q3ehM_5/
Elenora Beauty Contact Details:
Address: 19/F Oliv, 15 Sharp Street East, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong