I’ve been reading up on these forums for some time now and i decided to register and share my hairy tales with you as well.
I’m 24 years old, Armenian, fair skin and with lots of thick black hair on my face, underarms, breasts, legs, bikini, stomach, and buttocks. I also have dark fuzz wherever i don’t have coarse hair. So basically, i’m covered <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
Having graduated form college, felt it was time to begin my war against unwanted hair. Until now, i waxed, shaved, and plucked, but the pain of that as well as the numemorus ingrown hairs and skin irritations were bothersome to the point where i can’t wear skirts, much less swim suits.
In the past three months i had 2 GentleLASE treatments on my face (14joules, 15mm and 18mm), 1 treatment on my underarms and tummy (14joules, 18mm), and 1 recent treatment on my thighs (14joules, 15mm). The face and underams seem to be progressing pretty well. Although it’s too early to say whether there is improvement or not, the shedding has been complete and regrowth is slow.
For the laser treatment on my thighs i saw a dermatologist/laser practicioner in Beverly Hills and unfortunately i seem to have burned slightly. During the treatment i was in a lot of pain, but the doctor said that the closer i was to my pain threshold the better. Also, occassionaly i felt that he was zapping the same area twice, which is when it hurt like an elephant. Some of the superficial burns are starting to peel now, i just hope that they go away since the last thing i need is for my skin to look worse than it already does.
Has anyone experienced anything similar during and after laser treatments? It would be great to hear some feedback, since i don’t know yet where to draw the line between a normal reaction and burns and bruising.
I’ll be seeing the doctor later this week, so i’ll update you on what happens. I am also getting electrolysis done on my bikini area, which is going really well.
Thanks for reading, i’d love to hear your stories and comments!