Good question Hank. Unfortunately, I think "asdk" is right--mostly bad news. 90% reduction for 12+ months at $1000 seems ambitious. You could be one of the lucky ones who responds well (minimal treatment, maximum results, optimum cost) or one of unlucky ones who don't (grow back, stimulated dormant follicles, injury...). I've seen all of the above on this forum. Bottom line-do your homework. Check out some clinical studies from "peer reviewed" journals. Familiarize yourself with the language of lasers and try to hold your practitioner(s) to high standards. Try to take on an active role in your treatment. Go in with your eyes wide open and know that it is going to be a long term investment (i.e. likely more than $1000 and more than a year). The good news is that if someone had 90% clearance for a year plus, I'd guess that they are not frequenting hair removal forums. They've probably moved on the forum dedicated to finding ways to grow back the hair lost from their heads.
[ November 07, 2003, 02:20 PM: Message edited by: blast ]