I was treated with an Alexandrite 775nm laser ~8 times and developed severe inflammatory hyperpigmentation on my face. I’m middle-eastern with tan olive skin and dark hair. My dermatologist recommends that I be treated with a YAG 1064nm laser to eliminate the hair.
I feel like all this excitment about laser hair removal is not based on hard evidence and that it’s really only a temporary fix. After all the Alexandrite treatments I don’t feel that I have less hair growth.
I am getting estimates of about $250 per treatment. I also read conflicting reports about the YAG laser not being as effective because it’s carbon-based. Are there YAG’s that aren’t carbon-based that are more effective? Am I going to spend ~$2000 and then end up having all my hair grow back again eventually? I am really considering just sitting all of the electrolysis treatments.