Archive for February, 2009

Six Month Since Laser Hair Removal

Friday, February 13th, 2009

Thing aren’t looking so good folks. It’s been 6 months and a few weeks since I had my 4th laser hair removal treatment on my legs and its been about 4 months since I’ve had my arms done. And a lot has changed. Slowly the hair has been coming back. My arms are showing it the worst. The hairs on my legs are pretty thin stin, but they are getting longer and darker. The hairs on my arms have been dark and long for a while now. At least 2 months. The worst part is that my upper arms are REALLY hairy now. Really hairy. All the way up. The lasers have obviously stimulated hair growth on my upper arms, since everywhere I’ve had lasered now has hair, and the immediate areas next to them, still don’t have hair. This is most noticeable on my shoulders and such. Some of the hairs on my arm are longer than ever. Freakishly long if you ask me. I’ve had to trim them because I was so embarassed.

I’m incredibly disappointed and discouraged. I’m really not sure what to do at this point. Do I keep having my upper arms blasted away and hope that the lasers actually have a long term effect? Do I stop now and cut my losses? Do we go full blast at these things and hope that they get better after 10+ sessions or so?

I don’t know what to do. And on top of it all, this recession is hurting everyone. I’m not so sure I want to invest $1,000 per session anymore when the long term results aren’t looking so promosing. Do I try to get some sort of guarantee or some sort of package to drive the price down? I’m in Florida currently, and I noticed that the recession hit South Beach hard, and the Dermacare laser hair removal location I used to go to closed. I’m not so sure that I would go back there anyways, seeing how they seemed to have used improper millisecond settings on the lasers that I became aware of afterwards. I’ve been looking for places down here with the GentleLASE machines, but haven’t found anything that looks to great. So, should I fly up to New York to go to Romeo and Juliette in NYC?

I’ve been very, very stressed out over this situation for the past two months. I really can’t believe that I have the growth that I do on my upper arms now. I had to trim everything down with my Norelco BodyGroom the other day because it was so embarassing to me. I get very bummed when I look at my arms these days and think about how great they looked last spring and summer with little hair. My legs aren’t as bad, but it looks like they might be back to the way they were in another month or two.

What is wrong with me? Am I really this resistant to laser hair removal? Do we just need to use much stronger settings to make sure things actually work for the long term? You can tell I’m confused at this point.

I will update this post and upload pictures soon. Until then, anyone have any suggestions or insight?