I have been researching laser hair removal for a while now and have gone to several different places to ask questions and make a more informed decision. It is frustrating because everyone has a different machine they recommend for my skin type. Please tell me your experiences or advice!
I am a 33 year old Asian Indian female with Skin Type IV. Two places I have been to carry the YAG laser but tell me that IPL is better on my skin…this seems to contradict the information I read online. The place I am seriously looking at has a Palomar Starlux 500 IPL machine that they say works well on my skin type. Is IPL the same as laser in that it is PERMANENT HAIR REDUCTION? Would I need more treatments than with laser (they say I would need between 5-8)? I am wanting to do hair removal on legs/arms/bikini/underamrms as well as on my face and upper back (both of which have finer, vellous hair)…should I be worried about increased hair growth in these areas (beacause they are syaing that does not happen with laser/IPL even though I keep reading about it)?
Please advise! Thanks in advance!