I recently had two separate consultations for laser hair removal. I have type 2 or 3 skin. One was for an Nd Yag laser. They said I would have to come in approx. every 4 weeks for a total of about 5 sessions to get my bikini and underarm areas done. They claimed that getting the sessions done every 4 weeks was optimal for lasering the largest percentage of hairs at a time (because of the hair growth cycle). The next consult I had was for a LightSheer Diode laser and they claimed that 10 -13 week apart sessions maximized the number of hairs lasered at each session. Which one is correct? Can anyone out there help me with this? Also, a couple more questions…Is an Nd Yag laser just as effective (or too deep)as the LightSheer Diode for a person with my skin type? Also, both places have similar pricing (about $1300 total) but the LightSheer Diode place claims a one-year guarantee (after all paid sessions are done) to come back for free touch-ups. The Nd Yag place says I won’t need any touch-ups and they usually refer you to an electrologist for the few hairs left over after the final treatment. Which one is the better choice? Help!!! Thank you
The people with Nd-Yag are mostly right. Even so there are a number of lasers which are suitable for your skin; Nd-Yag is a good choice (but a bit painful) assuming it is from one of the leading manufacturers. 4 weeks is a good period in between first few procedures, but later it should go up to 6 or even 8 weeks, since your hair growth slows drastically.
It sounds like I have the same skin type as you and I am happy with my current treatments with ndYag.
I have had chin, upper lip, underarms, and abdomen done and started in April. Things are looking pretty bare right now, it’s great!
I’ve had 4 treatments on underarms and abdomen, 3 on chin and upper lip.
I have gone every 6 weeks. The clinic said to schedule between 4 to 6 weeks.
I will probably visit an electrologist, if necessary, after all treatments are done.
Good luck and let us know what you decide!