-24 yrs old male
-11 laser hair removal treatments since Nov. 2004
-first 9 on IPL, last 2 on pulsed diode laser
-last treatment at end of January 2006
-Unhappy with bizarre regrowth
-I am praying all my hair will return
I’d have to say laser does not work permanently for young men’s beards. Currently I have patchy regrowth. It looks bizarre.
The bald spots have begun to fill in with finer hair but still do not blend with the grid-pattern course hair.
The goatee and mustache was resiliant to the laser and never got large bald spots, just smaller ones. Although a lot of the hair there is slightly finer then it was.
The cheeks have several large bald spots that have been slowly filling in (perhaps 1 inch x 1 inch spots).
The neck still has sparse hair, but like everywhere more has been sprouting up.
My sideburns are almost entirely intact. I think this is because I had them stay away from this area when I switched to the diode laser. I hope the rest of my beard grows in to match the fullness of this area.
I got laser to avoid shaving irritation, but ironically I have to shave more often to avoid my bizarre beard from showing.
If I could go back I would not get this procedure. I can only pray that the hair will all grow back. I’m not as concerned with it being coarse hair, but at least enough so that there are no bald spots.
I’m considering taking a steroid to speed the regrowth, but then again at my age my testosterone will be naturally increasing for a few more years.