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#123039 - 11/09/16 02:30 PM Re: Hair on Penis Shaft: IPL or Laser? [Re: Tyler12]
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Update: I went in for my 3rd treatment today!

I'm really happy with the results. With 2 treatments I have eliminated 90% of the hair growing on my penile shaft. So today I had to help them menouver my penis in order to get the little hairs hiding :P (it's honestly better this way for a thorough treatment).

The hairs at the perinal area and backside in general has become very sparse. I'd estimate maybe 40% has been removed here. So this will require many more before it's all gone. I assume because it's a harder area to work on havingto work between the bum cheeks.

I'll see how much has been eliminated with this third treatment smile

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#123149 - 12/06/16 09:26 AM Re: Hair on Penis Shaft: IPL or Laser? [Re: Tyler12]
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Update on my third treatment:

There is quite a lot of hair regrowth (maybe 35%-45%) on my penis shaft and the base that was lasered. These areas didn't grow back during my second or third treatment visits. So they will get lasered on my 4th visit. This is frustrating and a little scary because of wasted treatment slots and I don't know if the laser was effective (some regrowth is thinner and some is still the same thickened- maybe a bit thinner but I can't really tell).

I really hope by the end of my treatments the hairs don't grow back at this pace and density. So maybe I'll space my treatments out further apart. Will go in for my 4th in a week.

And in terms of hair on my perineum area and anal area I can't tell a difference between my second and third treatments.

I think for my next visit I'll do my best to shave as much as possible so that the laser takes full effect.

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#123150 - 12/06/16 01:05 PM Re: Hair on Penis Shaft: IPL or Laser? [Re: Tyler12]
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It might not be necessary, but plan on finishing up with electrolysis. It has been my experience that laser can permanently reduce the amount of hair up to a certain point beyond which you will need electrolysis to complete the job.

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#123151 - 12/06/16 02:31 PM Re: Hair on Penis Shaft: IPL or Laser? [Re: Tyler12]
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This is so very true. I remember while I was studying to be an electrologist, the Electrologist that removed my hair, made the comment that she see's the future of hair removal, not including electrolysis. She felt that that laser would replace electrolysis and she was glad that it wouldn't affect her because she was retiring in five years. There was even a newspaper article to that effect in my local paper, confirming what she thought. Even though her opinion didn't encourage me very much, I continued with my electrolysis program. The opposite happened, -electrolysis is still here and we are all very busy removing hair that laser can't "see". We are needed more than ever.
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#123152 - 12/06/16 02:56 PM Re: Hair on Penis Shaft: IPL or Laser? [Re: Tyler12]
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Most doctors that were early adopters of laser hair removal, in the late 90's/early 2000's, purchased machines on false promises made by the manufacturers. Their goal was to render electrolysis obsolete and to capture all of the hair removal market. Now consumers are well aware that laser hair removal is unpredictable even in cases where the client is considered a good candidate for the procedure. Sometimes it works, other times it does not. Electrolysis did not go away, in fact, it has a bright future and will be with us for many years to come.

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#123222 - 12/21/16 10:14 AM Re: Hair on Penis Shaft: IPL or Laser? [Re: Tyler12]
ozzy Offline
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Registered: 04/15/08
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yes, my experience is that you'll need to finish up with electrolysis.Its up close and personal.:)

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#123473 - 02/11/17 12:36 AM Re: Hair on Penis Shaft: IPL or Laser? [Re: Tyler12]
Tyler12 Offline
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Update on my 5th Treatment:

Treatments don't seem to be going well. I have no idea why. The first session I had great results - witnessed a 70% reduction in hair for 2-3 months. But then they slowly started growing back - and now almost at the same density and thickness as before. And now on my 5th treatment, despite my hair being dark brown, the laser technician says half of my hair was responding to the laser (if it reflected light when shot) and half wasn't.

So I'm a bit bummed out about how much money I'd wasted. Particularly going with IPL for my legs (10 treatments for $4,000 usd) which was stupid as I hadn't done my research. And for my arms, nipples, penis, anal area, general down there area - $2,500 usd for 8 treatments course). The IPL is expensive because of the location I'd chosen. But at least you learn right? So never making the same mistakes again :P

So I'll finish up my treatments and when I have the money, I'll go get electrolysis done. I'll get my penis done first as this is my main area of concern.

For electrolysis how many sessions on average until you can expect good amount of removal?

Thank you guys ^^

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#123671 - 03/26/17 06:02 AM Re: Hair on Penis Shaft: IPL or Laser? [Re: Tyler12]
Tyler12 Offline
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I received an email from Tatiana who has her own electrolysis salon in Bangkok and I will be going some time this week laugh I am thankful she replied to my message because Yanhee Hospital is ridiculously expensive.

I have been thinking it through with how I should progress with my other treatments: For the clinic I go to get IPL on my legs - I will continue to go there and get my treatments done until I complete the course. They are an upscale salon and I can tell they will not refund me.

For the clinic I go to get everything else (arms, penile shaft, pubic area, anal area) I will ask them to use the remaining credits to treat my acne scarring with a laser course and still treat the anal area because the laser seems to be the most effective here - and I don't want to put an electrolysist through that. I'm sure this clinic would be happy to do that as they know the laser isn't catching all the hairs.

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#123672 - 03/26/17 09:04 AM Re: Hair on Penis Shaft: IPL or Laser? [Re: Tyler12]
Michael Bono Offline

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Registered: 01/11/11
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If you’re in the United States, they will refund your money (some effort on your part). The United States operates under what are generally called “Fair Trade” laws. It’s a simple concept: if you go to a restaurant, pay for a meal and get nothing (no meal), you get your money back.

All victims of any hair removal procedure (that failed) usually make the first mistake of not knowing exactly what they are going to get as the final product. Then, there are those horrible “legal papers” the salon has you sign (that don’t hold up in court.) Most importantly, the “salons” understand your psychology, are playing off your “desperation” and your instinct to believe.

I have been criticized for recommending suing when “things go terribly wrong.” Indeed, it’s difficult to get patients to bring lawsuits for a number of reasons (mostly they don’t know how to do it). I don’t think patients sue enough. Perhaps if the “how to” is spelled out things will change?

Sadly, there are more scammers and sub-standard practitioners than legitimate therapists who are truly "delivering" the product you all so desire.

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#123739 - 04/07/17 06:42 AM Re: Hair on Penis Shaft: IPL or Laser? [Re: Michael Bono]
Tyler12 Offline
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Thank you Michael for replying.

Sadly, I'm in Thailand. So they don't go by the same laws as the US does. And honestly, Thai court does not care for this type of suing.

And you are right. These clinics play off their temporary successes as permanent success and usually these hairs take longer than 6 months to start growing back once you've completed a course - and by then this "6 month window" the clinic offers where you can get treated if hairs return is null because the hairs grow back in a year or so. But right now, I am happy that I only have to shave my legs every few weeks. I won't get electrolysis on my legs just yet. maybe in 5 years. That way all the regrowth comes.

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