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I thought I would register/post here to ask some advice on LHR.
My name is Lani and I’m 26 years old. I’m hoping to get my face cleared in the next 6 months or so by using LHR. I’ve read all the FAQ’s but had a few questions specific to me that went unanswered in the FAQ.
First off, the only local place that does LHR is at a dermatology office. There are no chains around me, although I’m sure there are a few in NOLA an hour south. The person who owns the dermatology office purchased a Candela GentleLase and has a tech named Heather who has been operating it for 2 years. I went there about 2 weeks ago and had a test patch done on my neck and here are the results:
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It’s not a before/after pic but it’s one side of my face and then the other side next to it. I did not have a digicam before the test patch was done. I flipped the other side of my face to make it easier to compare.
So here are my questions.
What skin type do I have? Can you tell from the pic? I failed to ask Heather… Yes I’m a dufus <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" /> I am currently moisturizing daily with Oil of Olay that has 15 SPF sunblock in it so hopefully the tan will fade.
Are the results normal for 2 weeks post treatment? I see a lot of pepper spots still and some hair I guess she missed growing back. These hairs aren’t coming out when I tug on them.
How successful should LHR be for me (from seeing my skin type and coarseness of my hair)
What’s the usual price for face/neck? She told me it would be around $700 for 6 treatments and any followup treatments would be free or very cheap depending on how much regrowth occurs.
I heard that the Lightsheer is a better laser. Is this true? Should I look for someone who has that instead of the GentleLase?
Any comments/advice would be greatly appreciated. I’ve got to save up about $300 for the first treatment then each one gets cheaper (sort of like a package deal but not having to pay it all up front) So I have a month or two to decide if I want to go through with it or not.
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