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26th November 2011
Over the years I had my underarms waxed and moving to Inverness in 2004 I attended Sandalwoods, Castle Street, to continue my waxing. In Australia I had successfully had my eyebrows and legs treated with electrolysis and was hairless. I was advised against this treatment for my underarms and warned against Laser treatments as this was too close to the lymph glands. Having attended Sandalwoods from 2004 I continued my underarm waxing. Then approximately the beginning of 2005 I was ''''''''coaxed'''''''' into having their new PERMANENT hair removal with IPL which this salon had only just received and with hardly any training. I was informed it would take just one session as there was hardly any hair. What a terrible mistake - not only was I charged £100 for this session. But to my horror my underarms were SHAVED - which is a ''''''''no-no'''''''' if one wants to remove hair permanently. After this one treatment, I was ill for quite a while and when I complained I was told that it was the kelp supplements I was taking!!! This was not only ridiculous but a cop out for them. Since that fateful visit in 2005 I have had constant pain, tingling and extreme discomfort in my left underarm and left breast where I cannot touch or have anything too close. This comment is made at the end of 2011 as I need to warn everyone of the consequences of IPL.
Having read this website I now realise that I was not assessed correctly being of "Mediterranean, Middle and Far Eastern skin types may need to be treated with care"
I would warn everyone against it. Do your own research and to NOT trust your beautician. I now regret not doing my own research instead of taking for ''''''''gospel'''''''' what my beautician claimed was ''''''''fact and proven''''''''.