BodyBrite West Omaha Review and Giveaway
In recent years, I have heard lots of commercials for hair removal and they always get my wheels turning. Ultimately it always comes down to my bikini line. Sure it’d be nice to never shave my underarms or legs again, but ultimately there’s so many reasons to get rid of the hair down there. I’ll get into that in a minute.
Regardless, I always pushed hair removal into the “someday when I win the lottery or marry a rich guy” category. No way could I afford that! Turns out that laser isn’t the only way to get rid of those pesky hairs — there’s a much more affordable option – IPL (Intense Pulse Light). Myself and some fellow Omaha bloggers teamed up with BodyBrite West Omaha to give you the lowdown. AND we’re giving you the chance to win a free treatment!
BodyBrite also does IPL skin rejuvenation, teeth whitening and oxygen facials. I’ll include the links below to the other blogger review so you can get some more info on those.
So WHY did I choose bikini line? First, I knew no one else would be crazy enough to do it. Second, it really is a beauty concern. Third, like I said, I HATE the hair down there… and here’s why:
1. Pubic hair – it’s just such a gross word. It sounds like puke or “peeeeeeee-yew that stinks”.
2. I have sensitive skin, so the ingrown hairs drive me insane – itchy red bumps almost every time I shave.
3. No matter how good a job you do, you inevitably have a moment during summer where you see a hair you missed peeking out of your swimsuit.
4. And finally, this lovely scene from She’s All That always comes to mind.
So let me answer all your questions.
1. Does it hurt?
No, not really. It feels like a quick zap, like when you shock yourself on a doorknob. They ice it, and if it pinches too much, they ice some more before trying again. It feels like a tiny little spot, about the size of the tip of a ball point pin. However, the IPL tool is zapping an area of about 1 inch by 3 inches at a time. It goes much quicker than you’d expect – less than 30 minutes a treatment.
2. How many treatments does it take?
Each area requires nine treatments, spaced about 4-5 weeks apart. Why so much? Well, there are lots of hairs in each area (hundreds to thousands I believe) and they are not all on the same growth program. Multiple treatments insure you get them all, and BOOM, hair is gone FOREVER. Yes forever.
3. How does it work?
A really strong light singes each hair, and after the treatment they fall out.
4. How much does it cost?
The body is broken down into zones. The bikini line is one; if you want Brazilian (aka adding the back strip) is another zone. Both underarms are one. The legs are broken down into four zones (upper and lower on left and right). You can also have the face done. Each treatment is $69, but the price per session decreases if you pay upfront or do multiple zones.
Still at this point, I was thinking I can’t afford this, but you can break it down over six months with auto deduct from your bank card or credit card. And really for just over $600 at the most (if you pay as you go and only do one zone), it’s so worth it to NEVER deal with ingrown hairs again.
5. Is it uncomfortable?
Of course it is. So’s your annual physical. But it’s worth it. Doing your bikini line, you can choose how much you want to take off the front. I’ve actually discussed this with friends, both male and female. They all go back and forth. Totally nude seems prepubescent, but it is the trend, both could be sexy, blah blah blah. For me, it’s the same price and I don’t want to shave or trim one little spot, so I said take it all!
Despite having to flash it all, the nurse makes it as comfortable is possible. She’s very professional and she told me “I see it all the time” and “I’m just looking at the hair.”
Overall, it was complete worth it. The environment was spalike – inviting and calm, yet professional and clean. I would do all my zones if I could! I am however, going to finish the bikini line and do the teeth whitening – I’ll be bringing you more on that later.
Disclosure: Complimentary service was provided for this review. However, all opinions expressed are mine.
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