I found this site recently while seeking a possible solution to my hair dilemna. very educational site.
I thought it might be a good idea to post my experience with with Laser hair removal so that it might educate viewers when going in for laser treatments. I started off with about 30 or so hairs on my back, mostly in the shoulderblade and lower back area. I am a dark haired fair complected person so laser was highly recommended as a solution. They use the Candela Gentlelase and Cutera XEO at this clinic, the one they used for my treatments has the cold blast first then the laser pulse. I was told that it is the best and the most modern equipment. After the first treatment, I was very pleased as the hairs eventually fell out. I was told when I started there that it might take anywhere from 3 to 5 treatments. They were close, after about 6 treatments the original hairs were practically all gone. However, during the process, most of my entire back began to grow long fine, dark hairs, mainly around the areas treated, on my lats, top of my back and back of my shoulders especially. After questioning the clinic over and over, I finally was able to discuss the issue with the manager who said that this can occur as the laser also can stimulate hair growth. This includes causing finer hairs to become more prominent. When I asked why it is not disclosed on their contract she said that it rarely if ever happens. She convinced me to extend my treatment and that by upping the level of the laser, the hairs should be removed. Well, we tried this and after almost twelve, extremely painful sessions ont he highest setting for the laser(25), the hairs are still there. Fortunately there was no burning or scarring. After asking more questions, one of the technicians said that they are getting more and more complaints like this.
Beware: because the clinics probably won’t tell you about this. I actually went to 5 differnet clinics before settling on the one that I eventually chose and not one mentioned this during consultation.
- If anyone has had this occur, please respond. I’d like to know what to do about removing the new hair growth, if it is possible. Maybe the equipment used is not the best…any suggestions?? Thank you in advance.