45yo Male, LHR of Face, Chest and Buttocks - Little Rock, AR

I had several areas done and it was definitely...

i had several areas done and it was definitely worth it. i have struggled with ingrown hairs on neck and face and am sick and tired of shaving. the body treatments were not painful but beware, face treatments hurt. the more thicker and denser the hair the worse it will be. i imagine its not quite so painful for women but guys if you have a thick beard then use the topical and have ice ready. first treatment removed close to 50% of facial hair, whiskers falling out within 1 hour. no burns, no signs of trauma. very pleased.

days one and two

day one started okay but by the end of the day i had swelling and two blisters. day two much of the same but less swelling and more pigment changes. will follow up with the spa day after tomorrow. hoping it calms down. i suspect i am going to have hyperpigmentation.

photo added,

this is from 48h post laser.

72H

didn't see tons of improvement by last night so before bed i put on some bactroban. by morning had developed folliculitis and had about 10 pustules over my chin. used a sterile needle to get the heads off, then washed twice with cetaphil and applied more bactroban. overall i think it is improved some, the hyperpigmentation is still there but swelling and overall redness are down. have not been in sun or done anything that would generate sweat. have pretty much stayed indoors since this started. after much research i am feeling hopeful that if i have pigmentation that it can be treated with some type of bleaching agent.

day 5

still a lot of swelling. burn looks a lot better. keeping at it with the cetaphil then bactroban 2-3x daily.

day 6

face has started to clear up some but ended up taking oral antibiotics. still have blister on chin but its deep and not very noticeable at this point. folliculitis still present but a bit better after a day on oral meds. thus far the jury remains out. body hair removal was well tolerated but have had a hard time with facial areas. guys, getting hair removal done on face can hurt like hell and its easily infected. think twice about this.

day 7

still have folliculitis despite oral antibiotics. swelling and redness improved tho.

Neova CU3 Tissue Repair.

still dealing with burn, blister and folliculitis. ended up getting this ointment, Neova CU3 Tissue repair, and its made a big difference. been using for 2 days and my healing has sped up and its not making the folliculitis worse. it is an ointment and makes your skin look shiny and greasy but it has some antibacterial properties too. i tried aquaphore before it and that seemed to cause more whiteheads whereas the Neova product does not. it is advertised as a treatment for post laser hair removal and is expensive but i do think its worth it.

day 9

with meds the folliculitis resolved. still had a little swelling on day 9 but skin looked much improved. then i applied sun screen... apparently my skin wasn't too irritated and when i put the sun screen on i had a major reaction with my face and neck turning bright red then swelling a great deal. i attempted to wash it off but it was difficult but by the end of the day i got my hands on some prescription topical steroid gel and that made a big improvement. i've used the gel for 2 days now and today the swelling and redness were much improved. however, it now looks like i had a mild sun burn over the entire area that i applied sun screen to. what an ordeal.

day 10

best day so far. most of the swelling is gone, folliculitis healed up but still have fairly red skin and chin spots that blistered have some hypopigmentation. its not dramatic tho. i would say that i have 25% less facial hair but pubic area and buttocks maybe 15% less. dealing with burns for 10 days has been a definite bummer but looking at it today gives me hope that it will look really well when i'm done. wife loves the bare look down below, more than she thought she would. i think this will turn out well but a bit terrified to have my face done again. buttocks, chest and pubic area were about 500% less painful than doing my face. i will continue to caution guys that have a thick beard that it is unbelievably painful to have this done.

day 15

still have persistent irritation, mostly under my chin with redness and swelling that extends to almost the bottom of my throat. seems like it got better for a couple days and then worsened again 2 days ago. facial hair coming out quickly now and i'd say 30-40% removed. pubic area less so, its at maybe 20%. face will look funny for a bit as part of the upper lip is done but part isn't. on the rest of my face the hair loss is less obvious.

better every day

definitely getting better by the day. still have some redness and a couple small scabs but looking much better. i actually think that despite a couple burns the laser improved my skin some. definitely lost a layer skin and what was underneath looks better. i definitely have smooth and hairy patches but its clear that if i can avoid burns that the final product will be good. also, the spa has been really helpful and we are going to switch to Yag laser for my face on subsequent treatments. i will also do a better job right afterwards of icing/skin care/managing inflammation.
Sona MedSpa

the nurse that performed the procedure was very friendly and professional.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
4 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
4 out of 5 stars Wait times
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