Howdy folks, I am a new poster, but have done quite a bit of reading on this site and other sites in regard to laser hair removal. I finally decided to take the plunge and have the laser hair removal as of this past Saturday. I consulted with two dermotologists and they both had Alexandrite lasers and the third consult was with a laser clinic who uses the Lightsheer Diode. I decided on the latter after doing some price comparing and determining…as best as I could…that the two lasers have comparable results. The area that I had treated was upper lip and chin.(I am female and have skin type III, dark hair and VERY pale skin) Everything went ok, although more painful than I was prepared for. Today, however, I am not completely “recovered” from the treatment in that my chin looks red and aggravated. I do not have blisters, but the follicles do look red and likely will scab. ugh. My upper lip faired much better. I asked the technician what settings she used and they were at 34 jouls(sp). I called the head techie today to see if my reaction was fairly typical and she indicated that it was not. She thinks that the settings likely were too high.
Anyway, I am somewhat discouraged that I may need to deal with this kind of post treatment pain ongoingly. But I am fairly desparate for the whole thing to work, despite the pain. I can only speculate that between the over sensitivity of my skin and the coarseness of the hair involved, that this is the way its going to be. Any thoughts out there?