I am a 30yr old Latino young male, who has now had 7 treatments with both Candela GentleLase and GentleYag. At the conclusion of these treatments for my beard, I experienced no regrowth of my entire face (except for two patches)for the whole summer (3 months)! Yes! However, two weeks ago I noticed some very fine hair regrowing along with growth of the two patches that never really responded. Thus, I sought another treatment (this time with a practitioner in a Dermatologist’s office - who spoke & examined me immediately before and after treatment - very professional and he consulted on settings, etc. with the aesthetician before treatment). I am now again using the Candela GentleLase @ 18mm spot size, 12joules (though she didn’t think going above 14 would be wise). I have excellent reaction post-treatment with only slight redness and swelling which quickly resolves in about 3 hours. I typically see shedding 2 weeks post-treatment.
My question is this - how many more treatments at this point do you think I will need. My aesthetician and I both were thinking around 3 more but I’m curious to see what others think. And would going to 14joules be advisable or simply dangerous?