I’m a long-time lurker to this website and want to first thank all the contributors for the valuable information provided here - much appreciated!
A bit about me… I’m a 37 year old female from Livonia, Michigan, with pale skin and dark brown/black hair. I have been wanting to start laser hair removal for years now (chin area, underarms, bikini, legs), but I keep hesitating due to my fear of the pain and the fact that I am obese (5’2", approx. 200 pounds). I also can’t decide between Lightsheer and Gentlelase (Lightsheer is more prevalent in my immediate area) - but perhaps I should save that for another post.
I understand that there are various ways to try and minimize the pain involved, but my greater concern is my current weight. I have read that obesity is linked to hair growth (I have no other hormonal issues that I know of), and I am wondering if laser hair removal is less effective for overweight people - is the experience different in any other way (more/less risk, pain, etc.)? I recently began a diet/exercise program and am not sure if I could start laser hair removal now or if I should wait until I have lost more weight before beginning treatments.
Thanks for your time - any advice/insight would be appreciated.