Just wanted to share my experiences with Laser Hair Removal, and see if I get some feedback.
I am a female, thirty years of age, and have had a problem with facial hair for quite a few years now. Almost a year ago, May of 2003, I started going through laser treatments on my chin and upper lip. I went to American Laser Center (it is a chain, they give you good price if you purchase a package, and they guarantee you will be hair free after six treatments, and if not, they will treat you for two years, starting from the last treatment, for free). Seemed like a good deal at the time
Oh well, my sixth treatment took place at the end of December, and I am not even close to being hair free. The first four treatments were done using Light Sheer, it was quite effective the first two times, I saw hair fall down a week after treatment, then results were not as dramatic, but there was a week or two in between the treatments were hair grew much slower. It seemed to be the usual pattern with Light Sheer that 6-7 weeks from the treatment I had the same amount of hair. But in all fairness, the amount of hair is very difficult to quantify, so I was assuming it was different hairs, the ones that were not treated yet.
Then my center switched me on Aurora. They said it was going to be much more effective and less painful. Yes it was less painful, but who cares? I could easily tolerate Light Sheer. As far as effectiveness goes, I am not so sure. I did not see any reduction even in between my treatments, the maintenance, however, was better then with Light Sheer. Avery clean shave was very easy to achieve, and it lasted for 15 hours without a problem, not even a hint of little hairs, after 24 hours I could see and feel the hairs, but nobody else did.
I shared my concerns with my technician, and obviously, I was not the only one to complain about the effectiveness of Aurora, so they brought back the Light Sheer, and I got my seventh treatment on the Light Sheer 5 days ago. It is too soon to say anything about the results, but one thing I know for sure; I am not going to be hair free after this treatment either.
I don’t know if Laser is the answer for permanent hair removal. One thing for sure, my life had become much easier since I started Laser treatments. Shaving takes two minutes, and I was plucking hair every day for 30 minutes at least, before the Laser. So in two years, if I still have facial hair, like I suspect I will, I will have to come up with new game plan: electrolysis, new laser package, or whatever, but I am not going back to plucking, that is one thing for sure!
Do you, experienced people think, that I would have had better results had they did not switch Laser machines on me? I am doing my treatments spaced at seven weeks, First three treatments were spaced six weeks apart. Should I change the frequency to get better results? Anybody has any idea which Laser would work better on light skin coarse dark hair on the chin and upper lip. Any feedback will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you very much, polki.