I am new to LHR but have learned a great deal from this site (thanks). Since I am checking out possible practitioners, I went recently for a consultation and test patch on my back. I have light skin and dark hair (probably a Type II)
The technician (an RN) tried some different settings but as I was not feeling any pain and she wasn’t seeing redness eventually had the Lightsheer set at about 22 joules. (The pain was still negligable at that setting.)
However, from some other postings here I’ve heard people talk about much higher settings, like 48 Joules. I realize this will vary depending on the person and skin type, but is 22 way too low to show results? I don’t want them to go way too low on me, resulting in many extra treatments needed over time.
What is a likely joule setting range for someone who is Type II?
Also, do you have any recommendations for someone good in the LA area?