I am having my underarms treated with diode, and the full bikini done with yag. I paid $1300 for 7 treatments each area. I just finished my 4th treatment and I can say that so far, I am very satified with the results.
I read a lot of reviews that the bikini area was extremly painful. So after some consultations, I decided to use Elma on the area. I apply it liberally 2 hours before the appointment, and 30 minutes before I pop two liquid gel advil. All this prep makes the bikini area total breeze. I higly recommend this method.
I have to say now the underarms are the most painful since I don't use emla there, but its so fast that I just bite my lip and get it over with.
I am Indain (quite fair for an Indian). Olive skin tone and dark black thick hair (well it used to be!). The results are FANTASTIC!