We all have things about ourselves that we wish we could change. Particularly for me, mine was getting rid of the facial hair I suffered with since I was 15 years old. For years I had facial hair & ingrown hairs that caused a lot of hyperpigmentation. Being that my mother never dealt with such issues, she didn’t know how to help me. For a good portion of my life, I thought I was the only woman that dealt with facial hair. I’ve been so happy to finally found and an option for laser hair removal for black women.
No matter how many home remedies I tried, nothing worked. No amount of water cleared my skin. No amount of threading, or wacky hair removal “hacks” helped. Sure I was able to remove the hair at that moment. but nothing helped STOP the hair from growing.
I googled my life away looking for laser hair removal or black women and I always hit a dead end. Then one day I came across Romeo & Juliette Laser Hair Removal, my life and my skin have been forever changed. I found Romeo & Juliette during a late-night search looking for laser hair removal options for black women.
Prior to finding R&J, every clinic I came across didn’t have many options for darker skin women and if they did, they charged upwards of $100 or $200 for consultations. When I called R&J, I was informed that their consultations were free and I made an appointment right away.
R&J makes a point to really look at your skin, and speak with you about options that are best for you. Treatment will vary depending on a number of factors; skin type, coarseness of hair, location of treatment etc. Being that I was getting laser done on my face R&J wanted to know about my eating habits, current skincare routine. They also suggested going to a gynecologist to make sure that everything was working well on the inside, in order to ensure I get the optimal end results.
I was scheduled for 6 removal sessions and 6 retouch sessions. I saw results immediately after the 1st session. All I wanted to do was touch my face because I never experienced my face being so smooth for a prolonged period of time. Along with making sure I went to all of my appointments, the aftercare was just as important.
With going through these laser treatments this last year, taking care of my skin at home was just as important. For the first time in my life, I had to really learn about my skin; what will and will not work for my skin. I’ve had to learn that my skin now at 30 is not the same as it was when I was 16 trying to keep pimples at bay.
I’ve become completely attached to using sunscreen EVERYDAY. As a black woman, sunscreen is very important for our skin routine, but when you’re going through laser treatments, it is beyond imperative. I’m currently using Black Girl Sunscreen; it is a black own brand that offers sunscreen for women & men (despite the name) of color. It does not leave a white or gray cast on the skin, thus it is perfect for under makeup or on its own. So no you will not look casket ready with Black Girl Sunscreen.
If you’re a woman of color suffering from facial hair or ingrown hairs, I’m telling you, make an appointment with Romeo & Juliette. They have literally changed my life for the better and I hope they can do the same for you.
Trust me when I say my skin has come a very long way. I have a post on my blog from 2014; Talking About my Skin and so to see how much my skin has cleared up since getting laser, I will 1000% stand behind Romeo & Juliette.
See you in my next post