Alexandrite Laser Hair Removal Burns on Upper Legs - Austin, TX

I had a laser hair removal treatment on my upper...

I had a laser hair removal treatment on my upper legs, yesterday. I have olive skin with dark hair and hate shaving the back of my thighs. I get ingrown hair and often you can see my hair under the skin so it looks like stubble.

This is the second time that I have visited this aesthetics clinic for treatment and both times have walked away with burns. They assured me after the first treatment that the aesthetician would be reprimanded for setting the laser too high, and that I would have a new, more experienced person to do the treatment the second time around. They also comped the second session.

Last time I was able to visit my dermatologist (with insurance) to treat the burns. He prescribed an ointment to accelerate the healing. This time, the burns are more mild, but I am wondering what you think. Will these heal? Are they normal and should I continue treatment and ask that the Alexandrite Laser be set to a lower setting? She had the machine set to a 12.

This time, the burns are more mild, but I am wondering what you think. Will these heal? Are they normal and should I continue treatment and ask that the Alexandrite Laser be set to a lower setting? She had the machine set to a 12.

Skin by Ann Webb

Unfortunately, laser hair removal is still something reserved for the wealthy. If you try to do it on a budget, you are likely to get someone who does not have the proper experience to operate the machines. If I could afford it, I would go to a dermatologist.

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