I’m nearly 20 years old, started with laser hair removal in March. I live in the Middle East and I found it was much harder for me to discover which clinics are trustworthy enough. I am now going to one called Silkor (http://www.silkor.com/).
I am doing a full leg treatment at the moment. My skin type is II/III and I have dark coarse hairs on my lower legs and slightly finer (but still dark) hairs on my thighs. The way this place works is that you do one treatment then come in for a touch up session after 3 weeks (you do not shave after the first session so that they can see which areas they missed out and then they treat those areas again in the touch up session) then they shave the hair and go through the areas with normal growth. Afterwards they wait about a month and a half before they do a normal treatment again.
The device they are using with me is the Lightsheer diode laser, if I remember correctly the spot size was 18mm. The strength was set on 23j the first session and on 25 for the touch up session.
During the touch up session the lady only treated some spots on the lower legs, she told me that because the hairs on my thighs were fine that I should shave a lot and wait until it turns darker and more coarse before she treats the area again. In Silkor they have the Lightsheer, Cynosure, Nd:Yag and Lumenis one lasers.
Its been a month and a week since my last treatment (the touch up). I’ve been shaving constantly and there are very few, small and sparse areas that are completely hairless. Most of my skin has ugly little black dots that are not growing and I cannot remove, and I have far more ingrown hairs now which scares me a lot.
My problem is that so far I do not see satisfying results and I want to make sure this is not a waste of money, I literally cannot afford to go through this process again if there are no results. How can one tell if the hair follicles are being treated with the appropriate strength? Also, I would like to know which laser is more effective on a skin like mine, the Alexandrite or the Diode? Below are pictures of the hair in my lower legs:
In this picture you can see the normal growing hairs that the technician missed out:
And in this one the way most of the skin of my legs looks like :