I’m a male who’s had my first laser hair removal treatment about 4 weeks ago. The clinic I went to advertises heavily in the Toronto, Ontario area claiming effective treatments of all skin types with no side effects.
Indeed the treatment was not too uncomfortable, and the nurse/technician claims that this is do to thier new laser, which is as effect as others but only puts outs out 5 joules of energy (versus >30).
The hair immediately turned blonde after the treatment. They offered a “free” follow up treatment a week later to treat the same area again, which I attended. Their reason was to make sure they got all the hairs.
The treatment was done on my back/shoulders. I was told the treated hair would fall out within a couple weeks.
To date (approaching 5 weeks later), only some hair fell off my upper arms. The rest of the area appears largely unaffected (the hair did not fall out).
What gives? Should the hair have come out? I have a follow up treatment next week, and need to know if this is for me, or if I should try a different clinic.
I was excited at the prospect of finally ridding myself of unwanted hair, but am currently left mostly discouraged by these results.
Thanks very much for reading this post.