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Reviews & Stories

Laser Only Works on Coarse Hair. If You Treat the Right Type of Hair, You'll Love the Results Like I Do! - Los Angeles

I did extensive research before having LHR and picked the best laser for my skin type, an alexandrite (GentleLASE by Candela). I made sure to treat only dark coarse hair, i.e. my underarms, bikini and lower legs, and choose a clinic that was knowledgeable about settings (i.e. not undertreating because they're scared to burn you). I got superb results. 95%+ removal on bikini and... READ MORE

Questions from smartcookie

I Have a Bumpy Scar on my Knee About 1/2 Inch in Diameter. Possible to Remove?

It's one of those scars that looks like a bump. I basically fell on it several times when I was a kid and never got stitches or anything. So it healed like this naturally.... READ MORE

Recent comments from smartcookie

Also, it should hurt. If it doesn't hurt, it's a good sign you're being undertreated. If it hurts, you should use a numbing cream, not lower the settings. Effectiveness should be the primary concern. As long as the skin is not burning,... READ COMMENT

You may have been undertreated. For your skin type, you should use a Yag type of laser. And settings need to be aggressive in order to disable the hair permanently. Too many clinics undertreat because they're afraid to burn the patients... READ COMMENT

Well, I had my treatments done 5 years ago now and haven't had any regrowth at all. My treatments were with a good machine for my skin type and high aggressive settings. I had underarms, bikini, and lower legs done. 100% worth it. Just... READ COMMENT

GentleLASE is an alexandrite laser and is one of the best on the market for light skin. Your results sound good. Just to clarify, the hair wasn't "growing back". Hair grows in several cycles, so you treated hair in one cycle and then... READ COMMENT