I think your point is well understood by now. I have seen your posts on the other forums, too, and it is very clear where you stand on laser. These boards are just like therapy for many because they can put on whatever hat they need to and fire away, voicing their happiness or frustration. Your experience and perspective is meaningful. It is really a drag, though, when these threads turn into a playground fight. We hear you! Point is well taken.
Laserhater didn’t have a positive outcome with laser. In fact she was sick and sad by the INCREASED growth ON HER FACE of all places! Any new consumer can read her posts and decide if they will gamble with laser or not. She is not a proponet of laser, but is aware that others have had great results even though she did not.
lagirl, has helped many people, too by her posts and has spent a tremendous amount of unpaid time here to serve others. She is constantly taking darts and jabs when she tries to explain why laser may not have worked for some consumers. This laser stuff is not settled, and true, it doesn’t bring the desired outcome for some people. That’s why I have spouted off here about the hype of laser being greater than the science. I would only desire that laser clinics and private offices would just be honest with people and then there would be no need for someone like yourself to come here and constantly deride someone who is only sharing what she knows about laser. I think lagirl is unbiased and I certainly can say she is unselfish.
I don’t perform laser. I am a probe electrologist. Being that I am in the hair removal business, I have seen good results from lased areas and true, I have seen no results as well as increased hair growth. What I haven’t seen is realistic language used about laser outcome in glossy magazines, local newspapers and community papers, local t.v. segments and in medical journals. It’s all crap. I recently got nowhere with a reporter (Jeanne Huff) who wrote an article in Boise, Idaho about laser verses electrolysis. Electrolysis ended up on the very low side, as usual, while laser was promoted as easy and the advanced way to remove hair. When I wrote to her about her laser hyping and suggested that she could undo the misinformation by writing an article about what modern electrolysis means to the consumer today, I was basically patted on the head and told that she would keep that idea in her files if she ever needed to do that.
So, may I suggest, that instead of stalking lagirl around on these forums, that with your energy, you could better help by contacting the media, as a disgruntled laser consumer and tell them about your poor experience. Write a grievance letter to the FDA. Just expand on your unhappiness where more people can be alerted because we clearly understand your anger here.