Over the past nine months I had been undergoing what I thought was laser treatment. As it turns out, the treatment I was actually undergoing was some high intensity light that does not work as well. In fact, it did not work at all. So, I decided to go for a change and I found a very reputable doctor's office that performs laser treatment. I met with the technician and she said "yeah, we can make this work." I guess over the past nine months I had become so used to the treatment not working that I almost assumed this one would not work as well. But, as fate would have it, that was not the case. In fact, it seems to have worked very well...kind of. It is now five days later, my skin is bumpy, I have red blotchy marks all over and I am depressed. Let me back up a step though. I had the treatment done to my chest and stomach. I had an incredible amount of hair there and for many years I had shaved and waxed to get it removed. Both methods only offered temporary relief and I sought something more permanent. The cause of wanting the hair gone was the perception that it looked awful and that I would not get girls. Over the years however I did get more girls and continued to shave, believing that this was partially the reason why. I probably should have come to this forum BEFORE I got the hair treatment, but hindsight is always 20/20. I am depressed now. I fear that my hair will grow back in spots on my chest and stomach and more importantly, that my manhood has somewhat been "stripped." My girlfriend does not know about the treatments and I won't let her see me without my shirt off for I am afraid that her reaction will be that she is dating a weirdo (we have not been going out that long but she is unbelievable). So I guess I am looking for some advice...how do I handle this situation? Will it look unnatural and awful when it grows back in? If anything, I am pretty convinced now that if it does grow back in the normal range that I will never want to get rid of it again, it just sucks that I had to have laser treatment to figure that out. Please help, there's not many other people I would feel comfortable sharing this with. Thank you all.