First of all, cheers to smooth skin. Ummmmm. ya. And let’s go implant some hair on all them naturally smooth folk. Well, at least spray on hair.
I’m gonna run this by the lady (nurse) who did my patch test, but i thought i’d BETTER check in with the experts on this site first. OKAY: I had my patch test 3 weeks ago with the lightsheer diode laser (chest). I got pretty red and also bumpy (BuMpY - yes, I’m a dork) immediately following the session (which I found, to say the least, quite painful!), and then for a few days after it remained fairly red (no pain, though). I also had two or three pimple/bumps form in the small box area (you should have seen THAT - a beautiful smooth square inthe middle of my chest. I looked ridiculous). These bumps came on about a week after the test, which I’m guessing were ingrown hairs, and they were really annoying, and I (slap me) tried to squeeze them b/c I thought they needed to be squeezed. That probably wasn’t very smart cause I caused a bit of a scab which then created a bigger problem… and it’s not healing very fast there…
Now, three weeks after, the area still seems slightly red/discoloured, especially where the ingrown bumps were. It’s not the entire area…just sort of patches here and there. I know that my skin gets red very easily, (especially on my chest) and i’m just wondering if this is irritation from the hair being exfoliated on top of the ingrowns… I have white skin, (not tanned) and quite coarse/dense hair (I’m 23 yrs old). The skin on my upper chest (where the patch test was done) is more sensitive and not as evenly toned, and prone to pain!
Does it sound like I have had pigmentation changes? Has anyone else had a similar experience, especially those who’ve had LHR on their chests? Is this very common?? Should I be concerned about it, or give it time and see what happens??
I also had a patch test done with the NG Yag area just below the light sheer, at another practitioner. It seems the Yag was less painful, but the hair that the Yag zapped was more fine, and i seem to be having more regrowth than with the diode. The area is a bit redish in spots, but not as bad as the diode.
ARGHGHG. I really wanna get my treatment done, but I don’t want to have a bloted/patchy chest!!
Look forward to hearing from you guys (I’d esp. be interested in hearing chest hair experiences, cause I know the chest can be quite sensitive to pain; and maybe someone can offer some advice!). I’d also appreciate any feedback on choosing between the Yag or Diode, from your experiences.