I went for treatment number six today. I have lost my tan before i went it. I tried to do everything right, collared shirts the lot. New tech, i chatted to her before my treatment and talked about the results so far.
I have skin III - IV, coarse hair, treating my back and neck. I found out a bit more about the equipment shes using. It is a NovaLight CPL, she said the settings go from 1-10 and she treated me at a setting 4. There are apparently two filters that come with the machine. A Yellow and Red Filter. I am being treated with the Red filter because of my darker skin.
I was previously being treated with the setting 3, now got her to go up to a 4. I got her to push down more, the result i got burnt a couple of times (not bad, just red marks that will easily go away in a couple of days, i could smell the burning hairs throughout treatment, it was reasonably painful in areas. I jumped into a cold shower after treatment, and put creams and stuff after to stop the burning.
I don’t think my skin will survive a higher treatment setting, as it is i was slightly burnt in areas. Hope this treatment will be successful she really took her time to cover all areas, and I will go in for a free touch up if there are missed areas.
Please comment on my experience, and especially if someone could comment on my equipment that would be great.