I have been researching laser hair removal for that last year or so online. I finally had a consult with a Dematologist a couple days ago that uses lightsheer.I am looking to get shoulder/back hair removed.
Here is basically my take:
First off, the doctor said that he would do 6 treatments and I should expect no more than 50% removal. This jives with what I have found researching. Most people expect 90-100% removal after 5 treatments. I just don’t think this happens. I don’t expect it in my case.
Then he said each additional set of treatments would probably remove 50%. There is a law of demisished returns. So if you get 50% reduction the first 6 treatments, then the next 6 would only remove 50% of what was left. He said this is average and reasonible for most people to expect.(of course you body type and hair color plays a big factor). I am talking about my type witch is white skin (than can tan) with black hairs.
Also, he said that, to find out how effect it has been, to wait 6 months. This allows the 3 stages of hair growth to all have a cycle and then you will really see where you are. Then you can still continue another cycle after than 6 months if you want. I think this jives with Fleabags posts about having growback after 6 months.