This franchise has good and bad feedback depending on location. So you really just have to judge by the technician who is performing it on you, ask a lot of questions, etc. LightSheer Diode is a good laser for light skin and dark hair types (skin types I-IV). If you are darker than that or if your hair is light, it is not your best option. Also, laser is not permanent. For some people, mostly ones with light skin and dark course hair, it can be almost permanent, i.e. it will cause some reduction of the hair and slow down the growth, but you will still probably need 1-2 treatments per year to maintain it.
In general, before you committ to any treatment, have consultations at least 2-3 clinics to compare prices and technicians. I found an actual doctor, a dermatologist, who performs the treatments himself, and I am very satisfied.
If you are light skinned with dark hair, either a diode or alexandrite family laser is best. If your skin color is darker than a type IV, a ND:Yag laser is recommended. Just ask the clinic what laser they are using. If you have light or blond hair, laser will definitely not give you good results. Also, stay away from IPL (Intensed Pulse Light). Some clinics call it a laser, but it’s actually something different.
The clinic is right. You will need 4-8 treatments, which varies from person to person and about 8 weeks apart (depending on how quick ur hair grows back, also varies). And after that, you will need at least 1-2 treatments per year to maintain if everything goes well.
Also, remember that laser doesn’t work on everyone. I wouldn’t sign up for a full 8 treatment package before trying it one time to see how your hair will react.
Do a lot of research first, and then schedule a few consultations before you decide.
And electrolysis can be done on you, but it will take a long time. I am sure that you could find someone who would do it if you wanted to go that route. Electrolysis can be done on any hair type, so that’s an advantage. And it works on almost everyone I believe, or most people at least.