I just had my first treatment on the full back and shoulder. I used Apogee 25j at a rate of 16,5.
Although I am not fully happy about the work of the nurse and the clinic - I paid for 1 hour and she used the laser for 40’- I was feeling some pain on the more sensitive areas.
She did 2 things:
- she applied a distilled water on some parts of the back (quite big) to cool the area, indeed Apogee has a cooling device.
- she also said that it is not good to apply anaesthetic creams on the skin because they dimish the effect of the laser beam.
Can anyone answer to the following resulting thoughts.
- I have read a lot about laser beam absorbtion and believe that they are attracted by the dark melanin of the hair. No I know that the water inside the skin can diminish the effect of the laser, this is why the laser tends to go deeper on to be more intense in the pulse. She has applied distilled water on the skin.
Has this diminished the effect of my laser treatment?
- is it true that anaesthetic creams applied before diminish the effect of the laser treatment because the skin will be asleep.