Hi everyone, I’m new and I’m MTF.
Before anyone tries to tell me not to get laser, I understand the success rate and I’m using it to get initial clearance to make electro easier and to decrease my beard shadow thingie.
I had a test patch done at 17 joules last week and the skin was red for about half an hour. The laser nurse said she did it low just to see that my skin wouldn’t burn, and told me after a week I can see if the hair responds. It’s been a week, and other people tell me I should wait two weeks. So far, the hair follicles look just as they did before the test patch.
She said she would eventually go up to 27 joules on me, and I’m wondering if anyone here knows if i just need to wait it out 2 weeks, or if it just has to do with the low joules that she used, or maybe does this indicate that my hair wont respond to laser? I’m a type III on the Fitzpatrick scale with light olive skin and dark, coarse hair.
Any ideas? Any help is appreciated. I’ve scheduled an appointment for next week so I can start while I’m on break from school, but I can cancel the appointment if I find out important contrary information.