I had my first LightSheer treatment yesterday on my underarms and bikini area, using 32 and 29 fluences, respectively (skin type III). If anyone has any questions about the treatments please feel free to ask me, I thoroughly enjoyed having my first treatment but it did hurt (a lot at times). The entire process took around 40 minutes and it was done by an RN and her assistant. I’m in San Diego, CA if anyone wants a referral by private message.
My main question is this… the pulses were done in horizontal lines. However, there are obviously some spots that she didn’t get–I can tell because I can see one tiny pink patch from each “shot” (for lack of a better word), and there are areas around these pink spots that are not pink and have not-burned hair growing. There is maybe 5mm of this untreated space in between each treated line. Is this normal?
I’ve seen pictures of people with laser burns, and it looks like they did not have “solid” treatments either–almost more like there is an red eraser-sized patch every 1.5 centimeters or so. Does this mean that the in-between areas were not treated? I hope that makes sense…
Anyway, I’ll keep everyone posted with my laser journey. I had tried flash thermolysis with absolutely no success, in fact somehow I seem to have 2-3 times more hair now than before I started treatments, maybe because my electrologist plucked the hair, I don’t know. I know I will get slammed for being anti-electrolysis on this board, but I just want to share my side of the story as a consumer rather than as an electrologist. I think laser does deserve a chance at removing hair even though it may not work on some people. So, I will let everyone know how the laser treatments go!
[ April 10, 2004, 10:06 PM: Message edited by: IMMLAB ]