I had laser hair removal once and had a horrible experience. I swelled up so bad that I had to go on steroids and prescription anti histamines to get back to normal. I missed 2 days of work. I also got BAD purpura which took 2 weeks to completely go away.
My skin is medium olive and I have coarse dark hair. They used a YAG1064 set on 60/20. The tech had 5 years experience.
I really do need laser HR, but am really afraid to try again at another place with another person for fear this will happen again.