I just had my first treatment with the GentleLase on my full legs and bikini (I had originally signed up with American Laser Center, but luckily, got out of it). I have another appointment in 7 weeks. I have fair skin (type II) and dark, coarse hair. I really hope I see good results, because my coarse hair has definitely been a hindrance.
Anyway, my practitioner used pretty high settings, though I’m not sure of the exact number. I thought it hurt pretty badly. Welts formed on my thighs, but they went away shortly after the treatment. Is that normal? Also, I didn’t really feel any pain after the treatment, but as the night wore on I definitely felt sore. Now my legs are very red, which I know is normal, but it is also a bit painful when I stand. My skin feels very tight - like it might burst! And there is a lot of blotchy redness, but I’m not so concerned about that. I just wondered if anyone else experienced welts during the procedure and pain walking/standing a day after the procedure?
Also, does anyone know anything about the possibility of causing premature aging with lasers?