So I am a guy in my 30’s with what I believe is type IV-V skin (light skinned East Indian - tan a fair amount with sun exposure but don’t burn). I went to consult with a doctor yesterday in Chicago for hair removal on my upper back and maybe thinning out the legs.
He strongly discouraged the use of a YAG laser over an alexandrite. Apparently it just takes too long to treat a large area with a YAG and is less effective. He seemed to think my skin would be fine with an alexandrite laser which surprised me.
Does this sound reasonable to those of you with experience? I am going to consult with 2-3 more doctors in the area since the last thing I want is to get burned.
He also suggested putting off the legs until Winter because there is a chance the regrowth will be patchy rather than an even thinning out. Plus I can play soccer through the summer without worrying about tanning before the next treatment.
Thanks for any help or comments.