have had 2 consultations with apoggee and ruby and a ultra energist! looking for lower leg hair removal
apoggee-- she did a spot size of 12mm and had the joules at 22. she did two differing patch test areas. the process was not painful at all. my skin is slightly red. the cost for my lower legs is £150 total, £738 if i buy a prepaid package of 6 treatments.(if the rate of exchange is 1.4 dollars to the british pound then its $210 per session)
chromos ruby–the spot size was 5mm!! as i am a type II skin she said i was suitable and did a patch test. the area was cooled before with an ice pack. it didnt hurt. at the minute there is more redness than the apoggee patch test. the price of using this laser is more expensive than the appogee too. they charge per laser time used as opposed to area treated. this was as the hairs get less and less, the price decreases also. but for my lower legs it is likely they will cost £300 EACH ($420). this really put me off, especially for such a large area.
ultra energist- this laser was at the same clinic as the ruby. i had not heard of it before but had a feeling it was an IPL. she said it was a laser. she also did a patch test but did not shave or clip the hairs! she applied some gel and did the patch test and recommended shaving the area and then seeing what hairs grew back as opposed to waiting for them to shed. the treatment would cost £300 for both lower legs ($420)…when i got home and looked on the internet, the ultra energist is an IPL.
have one more consultation on mon with the gentleLASE. will update then.