Thanks to Andrea for a great set of websites!!
Also, thanks to RJC2001 for his continued personal experience and information.
Allow me to introduce myself. I am a 20 yr old male and was graciously given an extremely hairy body by my father. If that wasn’t enough, he also gave me the joy of psoriasis. I also have bad complexion from my mother.
I’ve tried it all. Shaving (which I continue to do with Mach 3 Turbo) on my neck and back every 3 days (should do it more, but my skin just can’t handle the abuse) and clippers on my stomach/chest to keep it at a reasonable level. I’ve tried waxing my chest with Moom but it is just too painful. Nair and the like just burn my skin. I use Jergen’s Shave Minimizer on my neck and back mostly for the moisture. I have experienced little results with Surgi-Hair Stop. Although Andrea swears against all of these inhibitors, I think I have some results with Surgi. I used to HAVE to shave on the 3rd day, now I can squeeze out to a 4th, maybe 5th day (have been using it for probably 2 - 3 months). But, I digress… On to the meat of the post:
After months of researching through hairfacts.com, reading messages on hairtell.com, and going to countless websites, I finally decided I can’t stand shaving my neck every 3 days (I could shave my back and very hairy chest, but as those are not publically seen all the time, I rarely do so) so I will invest in laser hair removal. I have very dark body hair (luckily, I guess), even darker than the hair on my head. My skin is also quite light when not exposed to sun for extended periods of time. I am looking for treatment for my back and if that goes well then I would do treatment for my chest/stomach area.
I found a doctor’s office that performs laser treatment via the LightSheer Diode system. There are a lot of spas and the like around the area (Atlanta, GA) that do it, but after reading some of the horror stories, I would like to go with a doctor. I emailed said doctor and asked questions that Andrea provided. The response I got was promising (but I’m keeping in mind that this guy is a salesman).
So, after all this background, I will get to the topic of this post. Here is the email I recieved from the doctor:
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Thanks for your continued interest. We have treated over 700 patientes
thousands of times. My speciality training was in anesthesia. I personally do all of the
laser treatments myself. I worked in a laser hospital for 9 years and am very comfortable
with their operation. We charge $50 for a consultation which takes 40 minutes.
This amount is fully applicable to your first laser treatment.
</font><hr /></blockquote><font size=“2” face=“Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif”>It is good news that he does the own treatments himself, that makes me feel better. Should I be worried that he spelled patients “patientes” or maybe that a simple typo.
Basically, I am asking for the collective opinion of the members of HairTell.com. The way I see it, $50 is nothing if I decide not to continue treatment. Lord knows I’ve spent at least ten times that on those worthless hair inhibitor products.
I am in college so money IS an object, but at this point I am willing to try it. I think I am probably a decent candidate (will find out for sure after the orientation).
I am mainly concerned about burning and scarring. RJC2001 has seemed to have decent results without adverse effects. That is why I am researching this doctor to do it instead of a spa.
If you’ve made it this far, I’m sorry for the long post. Thanks in advance for replies (if any).