Why isn't it working should i give up?

Had about 10 sessions now. Will be patchy if not hair will be gone for 3 months then all growth comes back. I am normal white pallor

Doctor Answers 2

​Find an Experienced Provider with Good Equipment that is Regularly Calibrated

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Thanks for your question.  It sounds like you have had very inefficient treatments.  We have a purpose-built hair removal laser that is regularly calibrated.  We have been able to knock out every patients' hair growth in 6 treatments or less.

Newer lasers have features built in (such as sapphire cooling tips) to make them more comfortable.  Some of the newer technology is also more efficient, allowing for lower energy settings to be used with better results and less discomfort.  For any laser treatment, safety is the most important consideration.   In the state of Texas, every new laser patient has to be seen by a medical practitioner.  At that point, they can determine if you can be safely treated with their laser.

We recommend finding an experienced and reputable provider in your area with updated equipment.  Calibration and power of the laser is important for a safe, comfortable and effective treatment.  Find out what laser they will use and if it is under a maintenance contract.  If their laser isn’t calibrated on a regular basis or is underpowered, your treatment may be painful or inefficient.

Still with hair after 10 LHR sessions

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The area treated is not mentioned. However, most areas should show significant improvements after 10. You should discuss with your doctor and consider a 2nd opinion. IPL is not as effective as lasers for hair removal and some lasers are better than others.

Steven F. Weiner, MD
Panama City Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 52 reviews

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