Are you talking about your upper arms? The comet is not the best laser around, so I'm not surprised about your lack of results. SHAVING DOES NOT CAUSE MORE HAIR GROWTH. IT DOES NOTHING TO MAKE A PROBLEM WORSE. Grandma was wrong. These shaving myths are hard to kill.
GentleLase is a great laser, but your skin may be too dark for this powerful laser. You need to understand hair growth cycles. It takes about a year to year and a half for laser or electrolysis to bring you home for hair removal (electrolysis) or hair reduction (laser). Hair has to be punched good and hard. No hair is too tough for a good electrologist. Not all hair can be seen or affected by laser, but you may get a certain percentage of hair gone and then you switch to electrolysis to wipe out the rest that bother you.
There have been many complaints about laser hair stimulation on these forums and others in regard to men's backs, shoulders and upper arms. It happens, so this is why you are taking a gamble treating these areas. I hope you have an expert technician that can give you the best care possible. Read the laser faq's on the laser forum for more information.
Do a search "sslhr" post on laser hair stimulation.
Time-wise, sessions should be spaced every 8-10 weeks.
If every electrologist had a good set up with a computerized epilator in auto sensor mode, good magnification and a comfortable chair, then few men would choose laser for these areas. However, if that perfect situation can not be found, if laser can get a man at least a 50% reduction, then a professional electrologist can come in and save the day to bring him total permanent hair removal. Electrolysis is a great net to fall in, but don't go to someone that is ketchup slow. Large areas need a modern, well-equipped electrologist.
Dee Fahey RN CT LLC
Licensed by the State Medical Board of Ohio for Cosmetic Therapy/Electrolysis and the State Nursing Board of Ohio