I’ve been a long-term lurker here for about four years or so, and used to be very proactive on permanent hair removal (electrolysis); I wanted to permanently remove 90% of my body hair. Although it was unfeasible when I wanted to do it (I was 16 at the time, so still very young), I was very weary of lasers despite being the absolute perfect candidate (pale skin with black hair).
I have heard of too many horror stories where people were experiencing induced growth after using lasers. I thought my only option for permanent satisfaction was the long and cumbersome road that is electrolysis… I have decided to give laser another try, however, and I personally hope to find a laser clinic that is both passionate and actively involved in cutting-edge technologies.
Now I know I’m preaching to the choir here, but is laser hair removal ACTUALLY permanent? I know I won’t achieve 100% removal with lasers due to growth cycles and sporadic growth, but I’d really like to remove all of my body hair aside from some small amounts of forearm and leg hair.
Have there been any considerable advancements in removal technologies/laser machines that now offer more stable and permanent results than before? I’d love to read up on them, as I am considering all options for permanent removal right now. After college, I plan on putting a good block of time away (a year or two) to achieving lifelong permanent results. I’ve let this dictate and judge my life for far too long for me to take it any longer (can you become depressed from excess body hair? I’m pretty sure I’m prone to that…)
Are there any blogs, websites, or any articles I can read that show promising results with the laser hair removal industry? I’m merely a speculative and weary consumer right now, but I do want to reeducate myself and gather as much knowledge as possible before I put potential thousands and thousands (I basically want my entire body hair free) of dollars on the table.
Thanks a lot yet again, Hairtell, you guys have always been so awesome!