Yes Lawrence, I was always patchy between the first 6 treatments because the practitioners missed spots. When alla other hairs shed, I had geometrical spots that just continued to grow like islands. I had several spots like this every time and they were rather big - my practitioners were REALY bad. But every time they assured me that this is unavoidable and that everything will even out after a few treatments. But that is bull shit, and it didn’t even out after 6 treatments.
At this new clinic the tech is very thorough and hardly misses anything, and the few hairs she does miss she rezapps after 3 weeks ( I am doing full upper body so it’s hard not to miss anything). But the missed spots are not realy missed “spots” but missed hairs. After just one treatment at the new clinic the patchyness on my back is 70% reduced. I think that I will have 5 more treamtents on my back and then se if I will start waxing or just continue to treat my back every second month or so (money isn’t a very big issue for me). But I must say that the results I am seeing is not hair removal as in bald skinn, what I am seeing is that the hairs becomes finer and weaker with every treatment and then gets so fine that they almost look like peach fuzz. But I have dark skinn so they can’t use very high settings.
Also, the IPL prism is supposed to be pressed on your skinn not just be put on it. My practitioner actualy presses realy hard and uses her body weight - I don’t mean so hard that it hurts, but it’s real preassure.
About my reduction rate, I can’t say that I have realy removed very much hair. But they are so thin and weak that when I look at my back in the mirror it’s not even comparable with how it looked before. Before I had like scalp hair on my back!
But I must warn you, when you get used to the almost hair free periods between treatments, you think it’s horrible when the regrowth occurs and you don’t remember how you looked before you ever got treatments. That’s why you need to take before photos.