Hey my name is Pete and I’ve been on this forum on and off for the last three years.
I had three treatments with the candela gentlelase plus alexandrite laser with Dana Combopiano in Cary, NC. About six months later all of the hairs came back, all of them. What I had wanted was something like a 50% reduction, hence I stopped after three.
Dana says that the reason they came back was because hairs can rejuvenate if you don’t go through with six to eight treatments in a row (even though before hand she told me I could just get 3 and see a 50% reduction).
As it stands right now, I’m a little disillusioned with whether this stuff really works. I’d like to meet in person someone who has had treatments and remains with little regrowth many years later.
Today though, I feel like I want to get one treatment done before summer arrives, so I can just have that for the summer. What is stopping me is I’m worried about the cost, about 550 for full legs, and I’m also worried that when the hairs start coming back in on my legs, they will be itchy for a long time.
Are there any people out there who can attest feeling like the procedure doesn’t really work?
Also, are there any men on this forum who can give me a heads up about what to expect a month or two down the road from having shaved their legs, (e.g. is the prickliness/ itchyness managable? should I really do this and risk the discomfort?)