I live in the UK and have been having laser treatment for about 6 months. I have had my neck, chin and most recently my upper lip done. Treatment is, (I assume) harder to come by in England, laser treatment still expensive but is getting more accessible.
I have not been told what type of laser is being used, although I do keep meaning to ask! It has an air cooling system, but I must admit it still hurts! I don’t know if this is due to the fact, I have very dark thick hair on my chin.
After treatment I experience some swelling and redness for the first 24hrs and then a little flakiness of the skin. After the first 7-10 days most of the hair has fallen out and I feel on top of the world!
The first two times I had treatment were very emotional. It was hard for me to even go to the consultation, as I knew I would have to show my face without make up. My partner was very supportive, even when I burst into tears after the first session (I think I was just so glad it was finally under way!)
I have found that the after the first session my hair was still quite heavy, it is upsetting to see it growing back. Now after the third treatment I can see things are dramatically improving (especially when they show you the “before pictures”).
The clinic that I go to has just had a price reduction so I can now have my upper lip, chin and neck for the same price as my neck and chin. This costs £85 per session, unfortunately they do not seem to go on time but on area covered.
I feel that even if I do not end up with 100% permanent hair removal, my skin condition has improved and the reduction is hopefully long term.