Laser hair removal: There is still a lot that many don't know about the process

If you're considering underarm laser hair removal, read on for the things I wish I'd known before I started the treatment

A round of six to eight treatments is usually recommended for the best results, with top-up sessions prescribed as needed

I currently only shave them every seven to 10 days, which is better than the twice weekly shaves I had to endure before

Beauty is pain, and if you consider being hairless a beautiful thing, then you'd better be prepared for the pain of laser hair removal

The zap of the laser is comparable to someone repeatedly flicking rubber bands into your underarm skin for about 10 minutes

The growth was fine enough that I didn't feel the need to shave in the six weeks between that session and the next

The sessions themselves take five to 10 minutes of actual laser zapping. So, if you thought it was a one-and-done scenario like I did, you're sorely mistaken