Just got back from first comet treatment. I did the hands, and it was a pretty enjoyable experience. Here’s the info:
About me: I am a skin type III, even though my hands are pretty pale. When I told her that my mom is middle eastern, she wanted to move me up on the skin chart to a III-IV.
Settings: 30J Laser; 50RF
Cool Air Machine: Setting 2
Time: About 10 min
Pain: The RN did about 4 test firings and I felt nothing. She kept cranking it up til I felt a slight snap. It wasn’t painful at all. A little uncomfortable as the sensation is like nothing I have ever felt before. Some say its like having a rubberband snapped against the skin, I didn’t think it felt like that. It was more like a small electrical shock on the skin. And for some reason the left hand was more sensitive to the laser than the right.
Its been about an hour since my treatment and my hands look fine. A couple of small red spots, but nothin else. They still feel a little numb, but I didn’t use any numbing cream…
One thing tho, she was doing the side of my right hand and she had trouble keeping the piece flat on the skin and it made a snap sound. Hurt a little bit. She said that when the head piece isn’t kept flush with the skin, thats what causes arc burns. But nothin has shown up on my skin yet as far as burns go…
So far the only thing I have to complain about is since I didnt do my arms, it looks like I am wearing hair sleeves!
I took some before and aftere pics. THey aren’t the best of quality, but they might help: