I am a 28 year old male of Mediterranean descent & reside in sydney australia.
Up until May this year i was receiving laser hair removal treatments on my upper torso for approximately 2 years. Initially i just wanted to treat sparse hairs on my shoulders and back i had approximately 10 treatments, then i had 5 treatments on my arms and 3 on the chest just for a reduction.
The hair has grown back ridiculously worse i now have hair where i never had it and vellus hair has turned into terminal hair, my upper torso is completely covered in hair when it never was. I am devastated to the point where i can no longer go on it has affected my personal life and my work life in so many ways which i will not go into right now, and im finding it very hard to adjust.
I was treated with the candela gentlelase im not sure on what level but it may have varied between 12 and 16.
I have searched google extenseively and found that is a rare occurence but a real one, and also that study conducted with a double pass technique and application of ice packs on treated area after treatment worked well in somewhat reversing the paradoxical effect.
Alos since february i have been using topical minoxidal and since april finestaride(propecia) to halt male pattern baldness. I am aware of the side effects these drugs may have on body hair, but the increased body growth was noticed well before i started on these medications. I have seen two dermatologists about my condition and one said to stop minoxidal the other said to stop finasteride and there was no way laser could have caused my condition. Im just not sure what to believe but i do now my body and im sure the drugs did not cause this.
I love life, just not mine, i am willing to relocate overseas in order to get my life back, because it seems that laser clinics in sydney are far behind in terms of technology and awareness in comparison to those abroad! Money is not at object!!
Any help or words of wisdom will be greatly appreciated.