I previously used an epilator as my preferred form of hair removal - as shaving provided such short term results and waxing was a messy option at home.

Although I didn't find epilation TOO painful, it was a time consuming affair which often resulted in ingrown hairs. Definitely not ideal.

I have quite thick, dark hair, so was an ideal candidate for laser treatment. Therapie use Medical Grade Lasers, as opposed to IPL, which provide superior results, and I knew I was in safe hands with the knowledgeable and experienced laser therapists.

My first laser treatment was painful, I'm not going to lie to you. I consider myself to have a pretty high pain threshold, but I found the laser treatment on the lower part of my legs and shin bone quite unpleasant. Luckily the pain doesn't linger more than a second, and once I had left the salon after 15 minutes, it had totally disappeared.

As I made my way through the laser treatments, and my hair grew back thinner, the pain lowered immeasurably. I have now completed 5 treatments, and it's been 10 weeks since my last visit. I have not needed to book for another session as there is only regrowth consisting of fine, unnoticeable hairs.

Therapie recommend a minimum of 6 sessions to see the best results, and I will book my sixth visit once I have noticed thicker regrowth.

I have been utterly delighted with the results, and honestly my legs have never looked smoother and sleeker.

Although I know the results will not be totally permanent, I am willing to maintain the upkeep necessary to keep hairs at bay, which is estimated at one or two treatments a year after the initial block of sessions.

If you would like to see if you are compatible for laser treatment, you can book your free consultation and patch test at Therapie by calling 1890 650 750.

For further information visit Therapie's website here.

Sarah McIntyre