I am a twenty-three year old male of Middle Eastern descent. I have a relatively light complexion with extremely dark facial hair. During the course of my eight treatments, I had high hopes for eliminating most of my unwanted facial hair, but problems compounded themselves henceforth.
At that time, there was nothing else I wanted more in the world then to get rid of my facial hair. It was the bane of my existence.
It has been nearly five years since I have completed my Laser Hair Removal regime, and my facial hair is as it was before my treatments. I suffered through unbearable, inhuman pain and spent nearly 1600 USD ($200 per treatment) for almost nothing.
However, I do not regret the monetary aspect of it in as much as the side effects that I believe I have suffered from my laser hair removal treatments. Hair is no longer my focus anymore. I have learned to cope with it, mainly with a steady regime of shaving with my Gillette Mach 3 and applying MiN Solution2 thereafter to prevent bumps and ingrown hairs.
My attention has now shifted to an issue of even greater importance: my skin. As I mentioned, I am 23 years old and I am already seeing extensive signs of aging, primarily around the eyes and sagging of my skin. Most people may be wondering if it may be attributed to overexposure to the sun. During my youth, I usually just stayed home out of the sun and I ate my mom’s healthy cooking.
Obviously, genetics is a major player in aging, but the extent of my premature aging leads me to conclude that my Laser Hair Removal treatment were mainly responsible. Overexposure to the sun (as I mentioned above) is the most common cause of premature aging; perhaps the lasers in these hair removal procedures have similar effect to the sun; I am not sure.
All I know is that my skin is aging at an incredible rate, mainly around my eyes and I wholeheartedly believe my laser hair removal procedure was the cause.
I know it is hard to accept your hair, but take it from someone whose been down that road before. Your skin is infinitesimally more important for your beauty as you age; take care of it and just shave your hair regulary.
You will avoid all of the misery that I am going through as I see myself aging years ahead of my friends, especially my Asian ones.