Hey all. I’m planning on heading into an LHR center very shortly (talked it over with the wife, and she’s onboard with the idea) and had a few questions. First off, a bit on me:
I’m 33. Generally light skin with a slightly olive tint. I’ve had problems with excessive hair growth through most of my adult life, increasing over time. Back has pretty much full coverage at this point (something I don’t like) with a goodly “scruff” down my neck and the top of the back. Arms and legs are generally quite hairy with dense coverage of long, fine hairs. Same on chest/abs. Hair over my body is all dark brown.
I started out (at my wife’s behest) with shaving and loved both the look and the comfort. Quite happy with that part. The problem was/is that I have to shave every day. If I get a good shave on my chest in the morning, by evening, I’ve got regrowth.
No problem, says I…I’ll try epilating. Did full-body. Put up with the pain (hurt like hell the first few times, particularly the chest). The problem was that I could epilate my chest on Monday morning and by Tuesday have enough regrowth to epilate again. No where near as dense, but still there and requiring removal. I went with a combination of epilating and shaving for a while before it became clear (to me) that the epilating was exacerbating (in a big way) one of the other ongoing problems that I’ve had: acne/ingrowns. It got pretty bad on my chest.
So I stopped epilating about a month ago and went back to just shaving. I’ve gotten pretty good with it (full body in less than 30 minutes)…but would very much like to find something a bit more permanent so that I can get back to nice, quick showers <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />
So…onto my questions:
Given the rather rapid regrowth that I seem to have on my body hair, should I be worried that LHR is not going to “take”?
I can’t imagine that this would work out, but there’s no harm in checking – does anyone have any experience with insurance coverage of LHR? I’m assuming that since it is squarely in the cosmetic area, that it’s entirely out of the insurance game…but was figuring it would be worth approaching given the problems that I have with acne and ingrowns (recently had to have an abscess surgically removed from my forearm – before I got into the shaving thing).
Is it normal for LHR centers to provide payment plans/financing? Or should I expect to cover the full amount up front? On a related note, is it normal to find “fixed price” quotes, or are they “per treatment” (as in: should I look for “$2000 for your chest and back for 6 sessions” or should I look for “$200 for each session on your chest”)?
Thanks in advance for any advice!