I have 2 questions for you all:
I’ve been getting LHR on my beard for awhile, and now the patchiness is minimal (which is a nice plus). Anyways, my dermatologist has been using a GentleMax on me. She’s been using the Alex on my face and neck, and then goes over my face and neck again with the YAG portion (I’m a skin type II-III). For the Alex, she uses the 18mm spot size, 18-20J, and 3ms pulse width. Then for the YAG, she uses 18mm spot size, 20-22J, and 10 ms pulse width. I’ve seen a remarkable reduction, but I’ve also read on here that it might be more beneficial to reduce to spot size to 15mm and then up the joules to nearly 30. I know with a smaller spot size, it’s easier to miss spots, but now that a lot of hair is gone, any spots she misses won’t be terribly noticeable, and she normally doesn’t miss much anyways. I may ask her about doing this next time, but my question is what should I ask her to do with the YAG portion of it?
I’ve been getting laser on other body parts (i.e. arms and chest) with an apogee elite. I’m not terribly familiar with this machine, but the settings I’ve had this time and last are 19J, 15ms pulse width, and 15mm spot size. Are these settings effective enough to get a reduction providing the hair is coarse and dense enough for laser? I know I could be fine if they go higher, but I was told it was against their company’s policy to go into the 20’s for joules, so I hope the settings I’m being treated at are effective.