I have recently completed my second laser treatment for the brazilian area, and I am wondering if what I am experiencing is normal. I believe I am skin type 3 or 4 (tan more often than burn) and I have dark brown hair, so the doctor said I was a good candidate for laser during our 15 second interview. They used a lightsheer diode laser at a setting of 16 joules the first time, and 18 joules the second if I’m not mistaken. This sounds low from what I have read on this forum, but I seem to be having good results as far as the permanence of the hair removal.
Both treatments were extremely painful, causing me to jump involuntarily, especially in the thinner-skinned areas down below. It felt as though my skin was being burned wherever the laser touched as the technician moved it around, and I was actually left with several small burn marks which turned into scabs after each treatment. Is this normal for this area of the body? My skin isn’t generally sensitive to anything. I used to get brazilian bikini waxes pretty often, and they were a cakewalk compared to this.
The second strange thing is that the technician hasn’t treated any of the innermost hairs nearest the labia. I know this because they always grow right back within a couple of days after the treatment, where everything else is still bare. I’m not sure if she was hesitant to go there since I was having such a hard time with the rest of the area, or maybe she is just squeamish, but I thought I would see what is considered “normal”.
I am looking into another facility that uses a Cutera Coolglide laser. I would appreciate any advice anyone can give me on what I have experienced up to now, or anything about the coolglide laser as compared to the lightsheer.