I guess no creams then. Sorry, I hope I didn’t goof up here. I just now came back from the consult and set up an appointment on the 28th. I kind of wanted it sooner to get this going, but that’s the earliest I could get in. He talked to me for a while, answered all my questions, then showed me the room (cold!) where they do the work. They had four lasers. Some early machine (five years old?) that cycled once every 3 seconds, an Aurora, a Polaris (Diode?), and the new Comet. Superficially, it looks very similar to the others, but it’s light beige and it has sleek ovoid buttons and these pearlescent aqua blue bars around it. He was saying the technology is really the same as the Polaris, but the Comet cycles twice within a second, and that allows for faster treatments, and allows for more synergy between the light and RF components. He said it is painless, regarding the area is shaved properly, and they use no topical anesthetic. He went over the theory pretty well with a bunch of posters and props. Also, something that I liked, is that he made no promises, he just said all the studies on the machine have been very successful, but there’s always the exception that it may not work for each and every single person. It didn’t dawn on me to get a test spot when I was there. Actually, I asked over the phone about a test spot, they said I could if I delayed my consult two weeks due to the full schedule they have (the waiting room was full at their opening time of 9:00am). So I decided just get the verbal consult and mini-tour and use the hour time slot they did have open for the full blown treatment. You know, after all the calls and footwork I just want to get to losin’ the hair, you know? Anyway, it’s $299 per full back session, they space at 6 weeks, and since I’m getting chest too, they’ll get shoulders and high back-of-neck for free. It seems if you approach them with the idea that it’s going to be a long term bigger project, they’ll do the adjoining ‘in-between’ areas no charge.
Anyway, we’ll see how it goes. As for now, I’m just glad the Doc got to visually asses me with all my hair growth intact. At least now I can start shaving this stuff off. Jeez, two months with hair. A record for me.
And RJC, thanks for all your great posts here. You make this forum better.