Tomorrow will be my first treatment for a full bikini. The place is using Palomar Starlux 500. I am aware that it is not a laser and therefore is not ideal for hair removal. I bought a “groupbuy” package for 6 treatments which was a good deal for me. I am very light skin tone (I will burn if I will not continuously apply sunscreen and will barely tan). The hair in the area to be treated is dark and coarse. So, I figured I will at least get some results for a fraction of the cost and maybe finish the treatment with couple of session of real laser.
So my question is how long is between treatments. The clinic says 4 weeks, but after reading the message boards I knew better and scheduled my second treatment 6 weeks from tomorrow. Now however, I have doubts and think of rescheduling 8 weeks out. The reason I want to pre-schedule is because they sold a lot of those packages and I don’t want to wait until I know for sure that I have enough hair because then I will be competing for appointment with all other people who bought the package.
Please let me know if you think I should reschedule 8 weeks out.
Another question I have is that how do you know that you have enough hair to treat. Since I will be experiencing hair reduction with every treatment, I am not sure I know what constitutes enough.
One more question - I know there is a lot of talk about settings. Can anyone recommend the setting for me? I bought prescription strength numbing cream and I am prepared to tolerate the pain, so I would like to know what would be a good setting and compare it to what they are going to use on me.