I’m a guy who is above average hairy, and I want to reduce the amount on my neck/shoulders/back 80-90%, and stomach/chest around 50% if not more. I would like a slight reduction on arms and legs as well.
My skin type is II/III. I’m mid 30’s. My hairs are mainly dark brown (not completely black but dark).
I had 6 treatments with laser on shoulders/back (Lightsheer Diode if I remember correctly) spread over three years 2004-2006 which only resulted in a very slight reduction.
Is home IPL a good alternative? Even the cost of the highest priced devices are nothing compared to the cost of professional laser. I’ve read mixed opinions here on HT, but it seems that IPL at least has some permanent effect.
I’ve read through the product descriptions on several models, and it does seem to me that recent models have more features, more safety, and promise better results. But that is of course from the promotional info.
There is not much technical info on the sites except from lamp hours etc. So it’s hard to tell how strong the light is (or whatever spec will indicate the most effect).
I’ve been looking at these two models:
Philips Lumea SC2008/11: http://www.philips.co.uk/c-p/SC2008_11/lumea-ipl-hair-removal-system
Remington IPL6500: http://uk.remington-europe.com/women/hair-removal/ipl/i-light-pro-hair-removal-system-ipl6500-__7296.html
Both references studies that show reduction, but without knowing the exact studies and at what time reduction was checked (permanent or not) it is hard to judge.
Does anyone have expertise to shine some light on these devices, or any input on my situation in general?