Anyone have any experience with the Palomar SLP1000 (or other SLP lasers)? I’d be interested to hear how it went, especially if you’ve also had treatment with either a traditional long-pulse laser, such as alexandrite (e.g. epitouch) or normal diode (lightsheer) laser.
The description given at the Palomar web site implies that the SLP1000 damages the hair follicle without ablating (frying) the actual hairs. This has good and bad aspects. The bad thing is that you leave the session with a fair amount of hair still on your body. The good thing is that a) it will fall out shortly, and b) it doesn’t leave behind stubborn “dots” of fried hair behind.
That’s the theory, anyway. We all know that theory and reality aren’t always the same, so I’d like to know if anyway can confirm or deny the above.
My results with epitouch is that clearance is good, but I have all these dots lying around on my skin for up to over 2 months before they all finally come out. I’d much rather have hair remaining on my skin than all the dots, which definitely look unnatural.