Hi, all. Long time. I thought I’d wait a full year from my last treatment to post results. I had 4 treatments with the Aurora at NUVO on full legs (hip to feet), and back and shoulders. I think I paid like $1,300 for the entire package - which is very cheap considering how much time it took. Turns out the full legs is a huge job.
In any case, here are my results. The back and shoulders were not all that successfull. I saw some reduction, but not as much as I had hoped. It’s hard to tell, but I would say around 15-20%. The hair seems much finer and somewhat shorter.
The legs were much better, with about 30-35% reduction. The hair is also much finer and shorter.
It is a pain in the ass shaving for the treatments, and I hate the look and feel of it growing back. My skin also gets irritated. If not for this, I would probably get a bunch more treatments.
I hear Syneron has a new machine called the Comet, which combines Diode laser and RF - this sounds very promising, and I might end up trying it in the future.
All in all, it was a good experience. The treatment itself was very mild, and there was no burning or healing involved, however the Machine broke a few times, and my appointments needed to be rescheduled. Also I had 4 different Nurses which was annoying.
After 6 months, the results have been stable, and I therefore am convinced the results are permanent.
I have light red hair on my legs, so I feel that this technology is a step in the right direction compaired to traditional LASER.
I have also been having Electrolysis done on a much smaller area for the last 2 years. Results are permanent and dramatic, but I’ve only had about 85% reduction after about 15 treatments. I need Novacaine shots before each session, and the argument that Electrolysis is a viable option for large areas with a lot of hair (male back, legs, chest, beard) seems like a total joke to me.
Let me know if I can answer any questions.