I’ve decided to post this outside of it’s original thread. There were two confusing threads and I wanted to make this more of a general overview.
I know you had a bad experience Mantaray, but I don’t think it’s fair to say/imply that even if hair sheds, it will return for all. it IS safe to say that if it DOESN’T shed, it definitely wasn’t affected. And that’s something we’d like to point out. On the other hand, there are plenty of people here whose hair doesn’t return after it has shed, myself included.
I’m not sure who you mean by ‘we’. Yourself?
Actually, I wouldn’t phrase it as a bad experience, more like, it was no experience at all. Like many, many people here and elsewhere, the laser manufacturer, the technician, and the advertising failed to substantiate claims. Read what trist is writing, it failed again. Like most, he was told that it would at least remove most of the hair, and like most, it either a) didn’t work, or b) fell out and grew back. If you look through the archives you will see that people fall into catagories:
They wonder about laser because they have a hair problem
They recieved a treatment recently and had very little shedding.
They recieved a treatment and had lots of shedding, but they somehow rarely return to the board after all treatments are complete to at least hint at success.
They do return to the board after all treatments and verify that most hair has indeed grown back.
They return to the board and let us know they were scarred by the laser or arc burns.
Lets not be naive, it only takes a simple search to verify what I’m saying. As for what I say, my words ring true. I have the scientific background and the experience background to state my points. I know the thermodynamic tissue reactions that occur when skin and hair are subject to laser. I base everything I say on factual evidence. This man here, Trist, has had an experience that is right along the lines of the collective opinion that is now shaping around LHR, and that has been exposed nationally. What’s interesting here in San Diego, is that many of the clinics that offered LHR are now re-vamping their clinics away from LHR and using their lasers for pigment irregularity treatments. LHR just hasn’t delivered the success it was hyped to deliver. People are hungry for a ‘magic bullet’ and they’ll spend their money on anything. It’s a rather sad situation. I’m glad some of these more sensible, non-lobby-payoff countries are refusing to grant licenses to Syneron and other laser manufacturers and operators. Our system has lobbyists that let this stuff through, and in this country we’re free to throw our money away on anything, whether it’s quackery or not.
I think for all those that have been told they ‘have issues’, have some out of the ordinary ‘freak condition’, have had some rogue ‘bad experience’, or have been told to go back and ask the technician to double the power so they can have a better chance at removal, but at the risk of getting 3rd degree burns and pustules all over their face and permanent disfigurement …Don’t feel bad. I’s not you. It’s the machine that’s the freak.