LAgirl - I went to Ideal Image on Tuesday to have two spots touched up, where they missed some hair. I spoke to the tech for a long time about my treatments. She was not the tech that did my first treatment, but she did my second. She showed me their guidelines:
Using the 18mm spot size (used on me) For type III skin they start at 10 go to 20.
For type II skin they start at 14 go to 20.
The tech told me that the first tech labeled me as type III, but she thought I was type II. She said if she would have started me she would have set it at 14 J not 10 — great now that I’ve had three treatments.
So I asked if she could go up to 16 or at least do a spot at 16 now, so my next treatment would be at 16. She agreed to go to 14 fo the touch-ups, but advised me againts 16. She told me a horrible story of a type III patient of hers who insisted on moving up from 14 to 16. The lady ended up with burns on her thigh. (only one thigh was burned although both legs were treated). She insisted that 14 was a very powerful setting and I would see good results.
I’m very upset that I’ve had 3 treatments at such a low setting. I came to this forum before signing up with Ideal Image, but I couldn’t find any negative information on them. Maybe I didn’t look hard enough.
What kind of experiences have people had with Ideal Image??