I get the impression that the Softlight is ineffective for long-term hair removal.
I asked my practitioner about it and she was reluctant to comment on it. A well known plastic surgeon down the road uses it. My guess is that it’s a medical ethics issue, disparaging the competition when it is another doctor’s office.
I looked at the plastic surgeon’s web site and it promoted the Softlight as hair “modification.” That is not how they were promoting it when I considered going with that laser. Luckily , the technician was fired before my first appointment and it was cancelled. It would have been nice if they would have notified me. I was mad about that so I switched practitioners and that is the best thing that could have happened.
I am a type IV and have had excellent results with the Lightsheer but I can only get treatments in the winter after I have stayed out of the sun for a few months.
The Nd:YAG lasers are supposed to be good for type IVs also but I have not heard results from anyone treated by it.