Hi everyone, I’m new to this forum so I apologize in advance if this question has already been asked…
Some background about me:
So I’m of Indian decent, and I’m pretty fair for being Indian, I think it’s b/c I have some German ancestry somewhere in my genes as well…but I personally think that I’m a 3 or 4 ( might even be a 2, yes I’m that light) on the Fitzpatrick scale
I am currently going to laser hair removal right now, and my laser lady uses the Lightsheer diode laser
How do you categorize someone in the Fitzpatrick scale? Do you take their heritage into account? If someone is Indian like I am, do you put them into a shade darker just b/c of that even if they are really light?
Are you supposed to be constantly moving the laser gun while doing the treatment? My laser lady doesn’t shoot the laser in one area and then moves to the next area.
Is this normal? She says that she’s making sure she doesn’t burn me but just watching youtube videos (which I know isn’t the most amazing source) I have never seen it done like that.
I have been going to her for about over a year and have had 8 or 9 treatments and most of my dark thick course hair is still there.
Not only that but if you look at my right leg, there’s a very obvious line that you can see where the laser looks like it has hit and there’s almost no hair on one side and then on the midline of my leg you can see all of this hair, and it looks the same as when I started about a year ago.
- Also this lady never uses the safety glasses for herself and half of the time forgets to give them to me, aren’t you supposed to use safety glasses?
Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated
At this point I feel like this lady is just taking my money and I don’t know what to do.
I told her I think an area was missed and asked if she could consider increasing the laser setting, but she sent me a rude response back saying “she doesn’t miss” and that “she knows what she’s doing” and that “if she goes slower with the laser I’ll get burned, safety first” but I haven’t had any adverse effects of the laser, I get bumps right after she’s done the laser treatment and then 15 mins later, my skin goes back to normal
Is she just taking my money?