After several (about 5 or 6) totally unsuccessful attempts at my face using lightsheer and alexandrite, I switched to Candela Gentlelase.
My experience so far…
It is a LOT less painful than other lasers. I was able to take the whole treatment sessions with no breaks, and without applying any numbing cream. My face also showed minimal swelling afterwards.
However, usually following treatment, a few hairs pop out immediately after treatment. Some others can be tweezed and slip out easily with no pain sensation. This did not happen this time. This is the 4th day following my treatment (I havent shaved since) and it seems my beard is still growing as it always did. Does this mean none of the hairs were successfully treated? It’s odd since they’re still growing… I doubt anything will shed if everything is still growing at a normal rate.
Should I try a different laser? higher joules? or just switch to electrolysis?