I had my first laser hair removal treatment on my legs 17 days ago. (I’m a female with type 3 skin. The GentleLASE laser was used at 16 joules and 15 mm spot size.) Since it’s been over two weeks, I have been shedding, but there are several areas on my thighs that have strips/patches of hair. The strips/patches are not shedding and just keep on growing (the hairs are already half an inch long!). I’ve gently tugged on those hairs and they are firmly rooted in my skin. Even though I’m not done with the shedding phase, obviously those strips/patches of hairs are not going to shed.
The doctor performing the lasering was over booked on that day so he was rushing it a bit and I think that’s why he missed large areas on my thighs. Plus, lasering full legs and butt can take a long time, so missed spots would happen. I do plan on going back for a touch up next week (I’ll go get a touch up if it’s free, but if it’s not, then hopefully it’ll be a reasonable price).
So now I’m wondering won’t lasering the miss hairs throw off the time frame with rest of the hairs?
Basically, if I get a touch up over 3 weeks after my first treatment, and then when I go for my second treatment, won’t it be too soon for the areas that got touched up?
Hopefully, this makes sense.
I took pictures of my thighs, so after I get then developed and scan them into the computer, I’ll post them on here within a few days.