Don't let the doctor's fool you with their packages of "6 treatments," laser hair removal takes many, many treatments to work. Here is why -- you need to have the laser be at the right width/depth while hitting the hair in the growth cycle. Not all hairs are growing all the time. Good laser nurses start with a lower setting so they don't burn you right away, and they build up the laser... more
I have light skin and medium hair that i tried to have removed from my back and shoulders . I paid for 6 treatments and saw just a little reduction on the regrowth. I was not satisfied with the results, so they gave me 3 more treatments for free under their guarantee. After that I just gave up. A few months later, it was exactly the same as when I started. No miracles here, sadly. A huge... more
I had 5 laser hair removal treatments on my upper lip.
The treatment wasn't too uncomfortable. I would say the discomfort was comparable to waxing.
I have fair skin and red/brown hair. The hair has thinned out a bit but I still have to wax. It was a waste of money. more
I had a lot of dark bristly hair on my chin and lip. The treatment was pretty painful (tears came to my eyes, and I'm pretty stoic) and the topical anesthetic didn't help all that much. Some of the hair is gone but not $700 worth. If I had to do it again I would go for electrolysis, which also hurts and takes longer but I think would have gotten rid of more hair.
I was hoping that the... more
I had wanted for so long to do this and put it off mostly because of cost. I am so happy I did it. This is one of those procedures I rave to people about. It has changed my life, no kidding: no more waxing appointments, no more shaving, no more wondering whether I am "swimsuit or bare leg ready".
I am relatively fair skinned with coarse dark brown hair, so I was a good candidate for... more