Here’s my story:
I started with one laser center at a prominent So. Cal. University. They were working on my back, my full legs and my abdomen.
Then, one treatment, I had two new techs and had a bad experience. Nothing serious as far as the lasers are concerned. It’s a story that would be better told in the mature section.
So, I switched places. I went to Epione in Beverly Hills. They have two doctors and all the techs are nurses. The doctors are nice, but I felt that they rushed the procedure a bit. I always requested the nurses after the first two treatments and they were great.
I had a 5 year package plan! (Yes, they had such a thing back then… but no more!) It was 2 years of as many treatments as I needed and a nominal fee for treatments for the following 3 years.
At Epione, I also included the pubic area (something they refused to do at the first place). I basically had everything done from the waist down in the front and from the neck down in the back, plus the shoulders and collarbone area in the front.
I went about every 6 weeks for about 2 1/2 years. I was VERY hairy. I have some white and gray hairs on my back that they were unable to treat… as well as some blond hairs that the lasers of that time were also not able to get. I went through a laser upgrade during the length of my treatments and I believe, although I wouldn’t swear to this, that I finished with the Alexandrite laser.
It’s been at least 4 years since my last laser treatment. My back and especially my legs have remained virtually hair-free. My upper chest and abdomen have had some regrowth. Hardly the forest it once was, but there are some hairs. The pubic area had quite a bit of regrowth. I thought maybe there had been at least a thinning, but my electrologist didn’t think it could have been much.
I’m very happy with the results I got with the laser. I can’t imagine how many hours of electrology I would have needed to clear the mess of hair that I had. Now I am getting the remainder cleared with electrology. We are concentrating on the pubic hair, but have moved on to other spots toward the end of the sessions. I usually do 2 1/2 to 3 hour sessions every 2 to 3 weeks.
That’s my success story. I’m expecting the rest of my electrology experience to be equally as pleasing.