I have been scoping around these forums for a while and finally decided to post. Thank you to the many professionals who dedicate their time to us hopeful consumers.
I’ll preface this question with some background:
Skin Type and Hair Color: Type II and Dark Brown/Black
Treatment areas: Back, Shoulders, Chest, Abs, and Arms
Hair Type: Not extremely thick but thick and it lays flat on my body
I am being treated with a Cynosure Elite Laser Type 755 (Alexandrite) with a 15 mm hand piece at 15 J/cm2 and 25Ms. Are these settings to low? I have had 2 treatments so far with my 2nd one being yesterday. At first, my Tech bumped up the Laser to 20J but felt that the amount of swelling on my arm was excessive and bumped it down. The swelling went away but it’s a bit more red and feels like sunburn the day after. I saw shedding but complete shedding took about 4 weeks to be complete after my first treatment.
Do I have to wear a long sleeve/sweatshirt all day or when I go outside, even with sunscreen (SPF 50) every time I step outside? I’ve read mixed reviews and would like to hear expert thoughts on this.
Is it normal to have hairs that feel and look like stubble you’d get after shaving so soon as a day post laser treatment?
Thank you to anyone whose able to give answers to these questions!