Well, I went for the test patches today. Whoever said it feels like a rubber band snapping you has it right. But it’s not horrid and I can deal with it (or premedicate with a 222.)
My tech took the time to answer all my questions (and I had many after reading here.) I’m an optimal type (dark hair with very pale skin).
She used a GentleLase. First one she did at 10 Joules, second at 12. I asked for a higher setting test based on what I read here. She said what she did would work, but tried the 14. Yeouch. I felt that one.
So now I wait 2 weeks and then I start my first treatment. She says 4-6, although in my case she thinks 4 or 5 might suffice.
Here’s hoping. I’m hoping that it’ll get rid of most of the hair and NOT make things worse (adding hair.)
If it works, I’ll think seriously about underarms and then maybe next year, lower legs.