Once upon a time there was a young lady who never had to brush her teeth. It was also never necessary for her to trim or comb her hair. Her finger nails automatically stayed just the right length and no dirt ever collected under them. Her brows were the ideal shape and curve to suit whatever the current fashion. She was lithe and strong, though she never perspired. Perfect posture had been granted to her since she took her first steps. Most importantly, her skin was silky and smooth, with barely a hair on it. You are probably familiar with this fairy tale.
In acordance with it, women are subtly encouraged to look effortlessly gorgeous, naturally stunning, unpretentiously perfect. It shouldn’t appear to take any time or money; or so the story goes. Some women may rebel against these standards vocally, decrying the unfairness or unreality of them, but still do their best to be acceptable. Others flaunt eye-shocking trends that scream “non-conformist.” Many simply choose to accept the challenge, happily engaging in creative beauty-enhancing routines that best suit their needs. The merchants who provide services and products to this end often come up with very interesting options. One comparatively recent innovation is using lasers for hair removal.
Lasers are another amazing discovery of how to harness the power with which God has infused the universe. They can be utilized for a huge variety of tasks, such as surgery, laser printers, even cutting metal. It all depends on the substance used to produce the beam. It sounds like a fantasy that lasers can pinpoint and destroy undesirable hair follicles, but it’s true. After researching it and speaking with a couple of people who had already tried it, I made it part of my strategy.
Fortunately, it works best on those who need it most, those with thicker, darker hairs. It is not, however, for the faint of heart or those on a tight budget. The unguarded truth is that I’ve been near to tears at some time during each of my initial three sessions. The aesthetician is always patient and kind, but the zap of the quarter sized beam of the laser is like being struck with super-heated, tensely stretched rubber bands. The area being treated feels the subdermal burn in spite of an immediate application of a coolant by the machine. The liberal provision of rest periods and abundance of water made it doable.
The results have been well worth it. Skin that has been constantly stressed and fiercely itchy due to shaving for years is now smooth and calm. There are no embarrassing marks from shaving or times of enduring growth for waxing. Approximately an hour every six weeks for four to six appointments relieves me of the perpetual attention to the issue. I still regularly brush my teeth and have the hair on my head dyed, but am now closer to that illusion of natural beauty.