After researching for what feels like forever I finally started my laser journey. I’m going to try to document it in this thread. I am Hispanic and Italian with medium tan skin and very dark hair. I am a Fitz type IV. I wanted to start with full legs, Brazilian bikini and underarms. After going to 5 different consultations in the city I live in and being very disappointed I finally chose a place in the LA area that has the machine I want and a nurse that was SO great and knowledgeable. I frequently visit my family in LA so it’s not such an inconvenience. It’s not ideal but it is a wonderful place and the prices absolutely cannot be beat.
I had my first treatment about a week ago. My LHR tech used the Yag setting on the Gentlemax at 18 joules and the 18mm spot size. I don’t know the pulse setting. She wanted to start conservatively and she assured me that since my hair is so dense and dark I will see results. Since the price was so good I decided to try my low back even though the hair there is fine. I am not expecting much but if I see any difference at all it will be worth it to me. She used 22 joules on my low back since the hair is more fine. It wasn’t nearly as painful as I expected but it did hurt a bit.
Some of the hairs are just starting to come loose and I can pull them out with minimal resistance. I see a few tiny bald spots on my knee and my armpit. I have not shaved so I can see the shedding. I can’t wait!