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A woman has revealed how she had to be 'pinned down' during her 'traumatic' laser hair removal.
TikToker @annabelstopit took to the video sharing platform to share her horrifying experience, explaining she spent the session "jolting in pain".
You can watch the video below:
Sounds absolutely horrendous.
And other users had so much sympathy, with one writing: "Omg this!! luckily i found a therapist who is super patient with me, deffo try someone else out they can take breaks and lower the setting as well" to which Annabel replied: "This is SO true! I had a different therapist the first time and it was a completely different experience! I’m requesting to go back to her."
Another shared: "Omg! I had that the other day with my underarms and she was like it’s because of the weather 😳😳 literally pinned down my arm too 😂."
Meanwhile a third suggested: "I think it hurts more depending on where you are in your cycle!"
Annabel added: "It’s the way they pin you down 🤣 I’m like this is an actual torture chamber lol."
Laser hair removal is a procedure in which a beam of light is used to remove hair.
It works by directing the laser to target the hair follicle at the root, which inhibits future hair growth. Common areas to treat are the face, chest, legs, arms, underarms and bikini line. The number of sessions needed can vary, but most will need regular sessions to keep hair from regrowing.
Sessions can take between 15 minutes and hour and people often describe laser hair removal as feeling 'like an elastic band snapping at your skin'.
The NHS advise: "Regularly holding an ice pack to the skin may help (try a pack of frozen peas wrapped in a tea towel).
"Your skin will be more sensitive to the sun after laser hair removal. It’s best to avoid exposing the treated area of skin to sunlight until after the treatment course has finished."
Featured Image Credit: TikTok/@annabelstopit
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