I had a test spot done about a week ago on my face and things went so well I’ve scheduled an appointment in about another week to have my whole face done. I’m 24 year old Male with light skin, dark hair. The practitioner used a Gentlelase with 20 joules and 12 spot. The area was red afterwards but the redness went down after a couple days.
The thing is that now I’m wondering if 20 joules was enough. I certainly could smell the hairs burning…and at first I didn’t see any hairs visible on the skin surface. But after a couple days, some started pushing up…The thing is that they aren’t really “growing”–it just continually looks like I shaved the day before and they stay very short…I’m guessing that they are reaching the surface and sort of falling apart and rubbing off…weird?..Anyway…after a lot of trying I can grab one or two and pull at them. Sometimes I don’t feel anything, sometimes I feel a bit of a tug (like a twinge of plucking pain), and sometimes its in between.
Anyway, I’m wondering now if 20 joules is enough! I’ve read here that most people try to use more? But I’m awfully scared of hurting the skin on my face. Does anyone here have any advice based on the effects I’m having? Is it normal to have some of the hairs still give resistance, and to have this sort of continual “shaved-yesterday” look? I’m glad to answer any questions that would help. Thanks a bunch to anyone with advice!!!
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