Hi’ya, i’m a newbie to this site. I’m a 19yr old female and half Persian/ half English so i have quite dark/tanned skin and lots of hair (wahey!)… I want to laser the hair on my face because that’s the most visible however, i’ll have to wait a while because i have a tan and the hair has been bleached blonde by the sun (i usually bleach it anyway)… not the ideal situation for laser, in fact, quite the opposite. ANYWAY, i’ll stop waffling on! I have lots of questions and it woud be great if you could answer.
1/ I spoke to a laser clinic today and they said for my face i’d probably have to get lasered every month for 6 months. Does this seem right? I thought that LHR sometimes took up to years… with lots of treatments to begin with and less and less as time goes by. Could the clinic be saying this just to get my money and be done with me?
2/ I know sometimes the hair can take up to 2/3 weeks to shed… well, this is my face we’re talking about… if some parts shedded more than others that’d just look strange. Does that happen? Or is the shedding quite evenly distributed? Or does it just depend on the person?
3/ Similarly, when the hair grows back does it grow back in clumps? I wouldn’t mind if it was somewhere like my stomach but my face? eek! Or is it just random hairs here and there?
4/ Why is the LHR age 18? What abut a 17 yr old person? How will it affect them differently? Is it more dangerous to laser on younger skin?
5/ How dangerous is LHR compared to other operations? I mean, are the chances of something going wrong (like discolouring, bruising, scaring etc…) higher or lower than maybe a breast enlargment? Or is this question stupid because every operation is different anyway? Lol.
6/ Is there anything i should look out for when choosing a clinic to get LHR done? Like, maybe something’s a give away that they’re not proffessional or properly qualified?
7/ Just say laser didn’t work… apart from the obvious problems… i’d hate to end up with more (and darker) hair than i started with… is this even possible? My friend has had LHR and it changed her life around and she said it’s worth a try… even if i just try it once. Is it worth a try i’m wondering? Has this ever happened to anyone before…ending up in a hairier situation? I’d be in a total rut then.
8/ I went for a consultation with a different laser clinic a few days ago and asked about bleaching. The guy said it can cause premature ageing and messes with the collegin (sp?) in the skin. Is this the same with diplitory creams? Because i use immac on my upper lip… aah. HAIR HAIR HAIR!! Sick of it!
Aah, i’m petrified but i want it done eventually so i might as well get it done now. Plus, my parents are willing to pay.
Thanks in advance for your replies. They’d be much appreciated! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif" alt="" />