I’m a 23yo male with pale skin, dark brown hair. I’ve had 8 treatments so far on legs, chest and abs, and am currently in the process of having my 9th session. The clinic uses a CoolGlide Nd:Yag laser.
The results have been pretty good so far - although 9 treatments were rather more than I anticipated needing. My lower legs are practically hair-free (there’s the odd cluster here and there, but nothing significant) and the other areas are much, much sparser than when I started.
My knees still have a lot of hair on them. I’m not sure there’s anything that can be done about this, as the hair looks quite blond.
My upper legs (especially inner thighs) have quite a bit of hair remaining. The hair is finer that it used to be, but there’s still plenty of color to attract the laser. Unfortunately, in today’s session, nothing happened. Virtually no hairs frizzeled, and although the skin went a bit red there was very little follicular edema. The nurse was quite puzzled! We tried various settings, but to no avail. Finally the nurse reduced the laser spot size to allow her to crank the power up past its usual maximum, right up to a whopping 120J! Only then did we start seeing the results we’d expect, but by this time the skin had been hit 4-5 times already! I know we have some experts on the forum here… perhaps they could suggest techniques for targeting the hairs?
At my 8th treatment, my chest was practically clear, but we went and zapped it anyway. Now, at my 9th, there’s (I think) more hair than there was at my 8th! And the same with my abs. I go back again on Monday to do Chest/Abs. Does anyone have any comments as to what may be causing this - is it just another hair cycle we’d previously missed that’s now coming through? How should we tackle it?
Thanks in advance, guys… As payment I’ll post before/after pics for you when I’m done. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif" alt="" />