Three weeks ago I had my first ever session of laser hair removal at New Era Skin Aesthetics on King Street in Manchester. I chose to have the Hollywood treatment and before my first appointment, I had a consultation to discuss the treatment in detail and answer any questions that I might have had. A few of my friends have had laser hair removal before and it is always something I have been interested in so when New Era Skin Aesthetics got in touch I was keen to review this myself and see what the hype was all about. I was debating between Hollywood and my legs, however, I went for Hollywood as I felt like if I was going to try and test it out then I might as well go all out haha.
New Era Skin Aesthetics is absolutely stunning inside and has a really nice and calm vibe to the office so you feel really comfortable when you are there. Aisha made me feel completely relaxed and answered all of the many questions that I had to ask her. Before my consultation, I was having a think of all the different kinds of questions that I would want to know when reading a blog post on laser hair removal. So I came to my consultation appointment with so many questions but Aisha kindly answered them all and no question was a stupid question. The main things that I wanted to know was if it was going to hurt because obviously it is a delicate area and I wanted to try and prepare myself if it was going to. I also wanted to know how quickly the hair will grow back if at all so I knew exactly what to expect.
During my consultation, I was able to test the machine on my arm so I know exactly what to expect. It is a new laser technology that has only just come out this year and New Era Skin is the only clinic in Manchester who has a Motus AX. It is pain-free and can treat fine and fair hair and tanned skin (just needs to be tested first). With this new technology, you can change the settings based on your hair colour and your hair type. After my consultation, I booked in for my appointment and I had my first treatment 3 weeks ago.
I was a little bit nervous before my first appointment because I’ve never been for a wax before so I’ve basically never had to sit in a room and have a treatment with no underwear on. So I was a little bit nervous about that but Aisha made me feel so relaxed and reassured me that I’m not the only one who gets a little bit awkward about these kinds of things. It is a completely professional environment and you are given a towel to put over yourself to avoid any initial embarrassment. When you are ready a cool gel is applied to the area and it is absolutely freezing. Well, I definitely found it freezing anyway but I feel like it’s because of the area that I was getting done as opposed to my leg for example.
The treatment, in a nutshell, is basically a big machine being rubbed over the area, that’s the simplest way I can describe it. For me it did not hurt whatsoever it just literally feels like a machine is being rubbed over your body that is it. At first, it is very cold but you quickly get used to it and before you know it the treatment is over as it is really quick. I was expecting the treatment to take a while but within 15 to 20 minutes it was over and I was getting myself back dressed again and ready to leave.
It has been 3 weeks now since my first treatment and the difference that I have seen it has been amazing. For a start, it took about a week and a half to 2 weeks for me to see any sign of hair growth whatsoever and when it did grow back it was a completely different texture and was very fine. This stage lasted about 4-5 days before the hair started falling out on its own. Now I hate any hair whatsoever so I did text Aisha asking if I could shave what was there. I shaved a small patch of the area just over a week ago and since then I haven’t had to shave again at all. I’m so impressed with the results after just one try and I’ve got a few more treatments coming up as well so I feel the more treatments that you have the better the results.
I already can’t wait for my next appointment at New Era Skin Aesthetics! Completely pain-free and made a very awkward me feel very comfortable!