(I’m a 23 year old caucasian male)
I’ve been reading up on hair removal for about a year. Trying to sort out the “fact and fiction” has been so difficult, its like a toss up. Judging from the forums, it seems like i have not seen a single person say after a reasonable amount of time that they have had the unwanted hair removed. So many “I’ve had 20+ treatments over a couple years, and now its all back” stories. It seems like it always comes back.
I’ve talked with 2 chains: Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow (IPL) and American Laser Centers (Laser), and their inconsistencies in describing their methods, their competitors, and the industry and typical results at large make me wonder if its all not just a big money pit.
Even with this considered I feel it may be worth it. I’m starting to think these hair removal folks are basically doing something similar to “body shaving”, though I’d imagine (hope) that most of the hair looks a bit more normal than recently shaved hair when growing back. I guess I can attest to the fact it seems to take longer for hair to grow back with this type of technology than with shaving (did a test patch with IPL and its back to “normal” now).
But my point is, for me, I have hair everywhere, and besides it looking bad, its just plain uncomfortable. Hard to sit still at work when your legs, lower back, and your bum are itching constantly… and thats not from some kind of shaving or something I did… thats just a lot of hair. I feel like that has to contribute to things like poor concentration and even bad posture. My most sopisticated way of removing hair to date is using a hair trimmer(you know the buzzing thing) putting it on level 2 or 3, and just using that on my body. I feel SO much more comfortable right after I do this once every couple weeks or so. Given that places like American Laser Center and Hair Today Gone Tomorrow offer additional maintenance (i.e. for 1-2 years afterward) for the full body package, in the long run, I can so how that could be a very reasonable solution for me, and (hopfully eventually) somewhat affordable.
What do you all think of this idea, and anyone care to tell me I’m wrong with regards to anything I’ve said?
I guess now my cheif concerns are:
- @ men, what are the larger areas like when hair is growing back? (i.e. patchiness, etc)
-@ customers of the above businesses (or other ones with similar “maintenance” programs), how does this mainenance work out for you? Are you able to get in when you want to or are they seemingly “booked” forever after you’ve already paid, and went through the initial treatments? Any way they control this factor? What about evening appointments filling up, is this a big issue (evenings will basically be what I’m looking at).
Thanks in advance for your help and advice.