Laser Hair Removal.
It sounds painful, expensive, and too good to be true, right? WRONG! I will be the first to tell you I wasn't a believer in this until I went to Bri Adcock at Aesthetic Abundance in Franklin, TN.
See, about 4 years ago I went and got laser hair removal at a hospital setting (a place I will not name), and I got over 8 treatments and saw ZERO results! They kept telling me, "Just keep coming back" or "your hair might not respond to the laser properly," etc. Well, after all the painful treatments and no more money to give towards it, I called it quits.
Well, I am here to tell you that I wasn't going to the right person. My friend here in Nashville recommended that I go see Bri. She has been going to her for years and highly recommended her. I was hesitant at first, but then she told me it was pain-FREE and would show results within 3 treatments!
She had me at “PAIN-FREE". I couldn't believe it! So I looked into it almost immediately. Also, her prices were very reasonable; buy 2 packages and get 50% off BOTH when you pay in full upfront!
Another thing was how sweet Bri was! She was so easy to talk to and really made things easy to understand. She answered all my questions and was always available via text or email. One thing she told me to do before treatment was to shave...the other place NEVER told me to do that! She told me that I could have been burned really badly and she was shocked I wasn’t.
So I said I would never do it again, but never say never. When I got to Aesthetic Abundance I was so impressed! It was so bright, beautiful, and welcoming. Bri was there ready to meet me when I first walked in and again answer any and all of my questions. We went back to the room where I was going to get laser and it was so calming and peaceful! I felt like I was at a spa, not a hospital.
I am getting my upper lip and underarms treated (as of now). She told me that her laser machine is state of the art! It is very high tech and effective. It also is pain-free. She started first cleaning my areas and used great sanitation. Then she began on my upper lip (I have Italian blood so no shame here). And let me tell you, I have tried EVERYTHING...waxing, sugaring, bleaching, etc., and nothing has made it better until now.
When she started to laser I felt a little sting but NOTHING compared to what I had before!!! It went away in seconds. She also put some gauze in my mouth to protect my teeth; I have sensitive teeth. The thing I love about Bri is that she is a perfectionist just like me, ha, ha. She made sure to go over it a few times to make sure she got it all. The overall process for my upper lip took a whole 5 minutes or less. And everybody said, “AMEN!”
Next came my underarms...what a pain they are! I get so many ingrown hairs, pain while shaving, pain putting on deodorant, etc. I used to have to shave EVERY OTHER DAY, PEOPLE!!!!!! This Italian blood runs strong, or should I say grows strong, ha, ha.
I also have tried to go without shaving a couple of days and sugaring, but nothing seemed help my thick, stubborn hair. (As seen in photo)
Bri to the rescue! She again sanitized my underarms and began to laser. Well, yes, like I said before...they are sensitive to almost everything. So Bri applied topical lidocaine (for numbing) then 5 minutes later I was good to go. The whole treatment for both underarms took about 15 minutes, so not long at all!
Okay, yes, you want to hear about the results. OH MY GOODNESS! After my first treatment I didn't have to shave for 3 WEEKS! I am not kidding; here is a picture to show you! There was some hair that was growing faster than others, but nothing to the extreme. Also it grew back thinner. I was amazed, and my husband was, too. We are now BOTH believers in this. He was even talking about getting it for his neck, which I would have never thought I would hear.
So I just had my second treatment done, and it was faster than the first one and not as uncomfortable. I have 4 left; I get them every 4-6 weeks depending on my schedule.
I am excited to share with you my end results. But for now, let’s face it, if you've tried laser and it didn't work, or you've heard of it but were scared to try it, let me be the first to tell you...GO FOR IT! You won't be disappointed! If you are annoyed with shaving or waxing all the time, then call it quits. Bri is so easy to talk with and is extremely flexible! I cannot wait to get more services done by this amazing woman! You won't be let down.
The Mountains Are Calling,
Welcome! My name is Kiersten Hanna. I’m a “Nashville Native," and wife to an amazing husband. I’m a Recreational Therapist and a caregiver to the sweetest girl in the world! I love meeting new people and connecting others together as well. I will be your biggest cheerleader and fan! I am a huge Nashville Predators fan, lover to all things Disney, a foodie, mountain girl, enjoy photography, love to read “based on a true story” novels, and am a movie fanatic. I try and live up to my middle name, Joy; I love to laugh, but it’s more fun to make others laugh.
I am very detail oriented and I’ve been told I have a Type A personality, which I don’t mind because I love to get things done the right way, ha, ha.
The most important thing about me is that I asked Jesus to come into my heart many years ago, and my life changed forever! Every day it is my heart and soul to serve Him.
“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10:45
I also love anything and everything when it comes to beauty products! I promise to be raw and real with you here. I am not a professional in cosmetics or skin care, but I know what works and what doesn't.
I hope my testimonials will help guide you and your journey as we both find out what works best for us. I will be testing out many different products, skin care services, and much more.