Well I finally took the plunge after saving for an absolute age and bought myself a Philips Lumea Precision Plus. Luckily Amazon had reduced it from £450 to £349.99 so didn’t take me as long as I thought it would to save. But the main reason I wanted one was due to the fact I am plagued with hair on my chin – and before you say anything it’s not because I’m getting old, neither do I have a broomstick (I know what some of you are thinking lol) but it’s because I live with PCOS.
PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) does quite a few things to a woman’s body (one being it makes you insulin resistant, which in my case turned into diabetes) and the thing that annoys me is the fact that due to excessive amounts of androgenic hormones we tend to sprout a little more hair in places than women that don’t have PCOS. Now this means that before I go out I have to sit in front of a mirror and literally pluck the hairs out individually. There’s not thousands of them and I don’t go round looking like the bearded lady at a Barnum Circus in the 19th century but there’s enough to make me self conscious and enough to make me desperate to get rid of them totally.
Anyhow… I bought it a few weeks back, and to be really honest I’ve been scared to use it simply because some of the reviews have been a little negative but then with others being overly positive it persuaded me to buy it anyway so it’s been sitting by the bed just waiting to be used. Andy had charged it for me when it arrives but I still avoided using it until today when I decided to take the bull by the horns and have a go.
So, I got it set up and just sat looking at it, still in two minds whether or not to have a zap. I had a good read of the booklet, shaved the area I wanted to get rid of and then handed it to Andy as I still didn’t have the confidence to use it myself. I’m such a chicken. Well, he’s not bothered by stuff like that, so he had a read and then told me to shut my eyes while he did it for me.
ZAP… ouch… ZAP… Ouch….ZAP….OUCH!!!!!!!! Now I know they said in the booklet that it would feel “warm” but it felt like someone stab me with a hot needle. It was only on setting 4 as well. I had to clamp my teeth together to stop myself from shouting at him. Poor Andy. But it didn’t hurt for too long thankfully. It was a bit of a shock at just how painful the first few zaps were though. Just one thing that made my stomach flip – the smell of burnt hair… bleugh…
But I managed to endure it, then became brave enough to zap my top lip (which although was hot, it wasn’t painful). So all in all, it was quite a good experience. Shame it doesn’t work first time so I have to re-zap in 2-4 weeks.
Just need one to zap fat now and I’m sorted… I’ll keep you posted.