I had my 1st laser treatment (full chest/abs, shoulders, full back) 2 weeks ago yesterday. It wasn’t painful at all, I was worried about that because sometimes I don’t have the highest pain tolerance, but it wasn’t bad at all. The operator said she was using a moderate setting and that next time they’ll “crank it up” a ways for me, but also that other guys couldn’t handle even the setting we were at. So, we’ll see how it goes next time at a higher setting, but I think I could easily handle quite a bit more.
I’d read on here and other places about shedding starting around the 2 to 3 weeks after treatment point, I haven’t noticed any shedding yet, but what I am noticing is that the regrowth is very blotchy. Just looking at my chest and abs, there are areas where the hair is growing back fairly normally and then other areas where its hardly growing back yet at all, its sort of a blotchy look, like areas maybe an inch wide, inch high where there’s hardly anything yet and then other areas right next to the empty area where the hair seems to be coming back normally. I know in the past when I’d shaved or been waxed, it all seemed to come back in pretty much evenly. I’ve never read anything about something like this before so I’m wondering if this is normal???