I had five laser hair removal sessions from 2004-2005 with the last one of this set ending in January 5. I had my face and upper part of my neck treated. After the fifth session, coarse long hairs grew along my neck!! Previously the hairs on my neck were fine and barely visible, but because they were black, they made my neck look darker than my face so I really wanted to get rid of the hairs. Anyways, I just waxed the abnormal hairs because I felt that getting more laser would make the hairs worse. I did go see a doctor to see if I had a hormonal problem. My blood tests results showed that there was no problem. Also, I went to see a dermatalogist about the hairs on my neck, she said that because I am Middle Eastern, the laser works against me and she said that her laser, being lastest technology, would help. I felt that she was more interested in selling me services than resolving my problem, and the pricing was hefty. Then months later in 2007, I found another laser center and showed the technician my hairs and she said that perhaps the previous laser center used a lower laser setting which can stimulate growth. Eight sessions later and another 1000 dollars down the drain, I still have the abnormal hair growth on my neck, and FYI there is only a partial reduction in the rest of my facial hair. After 13 sessions, you would expect complete bare skin!
My skin is light olive and my hairs are dark black so laser should work somewhat and certainly not be counterproductive. I have an appoinment with dermatalogist in a couple of weeks, I am not sure if he will be able to help me though I will share with you the details if anyone is interested.
Well has anyone has had any experience with this problem? Do you know what exacftly the problem is? What do you think I should do?