I’ve recently spent hours reading all the posts on this website and just wanted to say thank you to everyone who has shared. The information provided has been invaluable.
So I went in for my first laser treatment on my chest and abs. I’m caucasion with olive skin, but was treated with the Gentelase rather than the Yag since I’ve been out of the sun for a number of months. My hair is black and coarse. I took a number of before pictures and will be sure to post them with the “afters” when enough time goes by. I have a question about shedding.
It’s been exactly a month now since my treatment and I still haven’t noticed much shedding. About two weeks after the treatment, I did notice some shedding (when I pulled on the hairs), but it was not much. Some of the hair is still protruding from the skin, but when I gently tug on them with tweezers, they don’t budge. I also have tombstones all over. So my questions are:
Does this lack of shedding say anything about the effectiveness of the treatment? The hair is definitely not growing, but not shedding either.
How long does it take for these tombsontes to disappear? Do they always fall out eventually or has anyone had them become permanent?