I’ve had my back + shoulders treated with epitouch laser many times over the past few years, and in general it’s clearly working – after a treatment it probably takes up to 3 months for any real regrowth to occur, and even that is much finer than it used to be.
However, the annoying thing is that after the treatment there are hair “dots” left in my skin. The dots are the remains of the singed hairs from the laser. The hair external to the skin is mostly fried off during treatment; the dots are underneath and cannot be shaved. They do not come out easily, and seem to stay put until the hair starts to regrow. That’s right – it can take over two months for the last of the dots to go away. Since I have light skin and dark hair, they are very noticeable.
Now I’m pleased to be hairless, but it’s not all that great to have dots all over!
I was wondering if anyone else gets this. If so, what laser do you use? How do you get rid of the spots? How long do they stay for? I was considering switching from the epitouch (alex) to a lightsheer (diode) if I can find a practitioner in the area. Any know if this makes a difference?
I’d be thrilled to have 3 months of useable clearance.
[ July 07, 2002, 09:29 PM: Message edited by: qrashid ]