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#74536 - 05/20/10 07:02 PM Re: Post Success Stories! --- More than 6 months post ***** [Re: meowmeow]
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Editor's note: This post by Member carpet carpet has been moved to a thread for people who do not feel their results were successful.

http://www.hairtell.com/forum/ubbthreads....html#Post74551


Edited by Andrea (05/20/10 09:17 PM)

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#74541 - 05/20/10 08:28 PM Re: Post Success Stories! --- More than 6 months post [Re: carpet]
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Registered: 09/01/09
Posts: 897
Loc: California
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Editor's note: This reply to Member carpet carpet has been moved to a thread for people who do not feel their results were successful.

http://www.hairtell.com/forum/ubbthreads....html#Post74551




Edited by Andrea (05/21/10 04:54 AM)
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3.5 laser sessions on lower legs starting 09/24/09 (GentleLASE)
3 laser sessions on bikini starting 01/15/10 (GentleLASE)
1 laser session on underarms starting 07/02/10 (GentleLASE)
1 laser session on right arm starting 07/02/10 (GenteLASE)
6.75 hrs electrolysis on tummy starting 01/07/10 (Apilus Platinum, picoflash)
10 hrs electrolysis on arms starting 01/30/10 (Apilus Platinum, synchro/picoflash)
37.25 hrs DIY electrolysis on left arm (OneTouch and Instantron)
1.75 hrs DIY electrolysis on tummy (Instantron, thermolysis)

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#74545 - 05/20/10 08:37 PM Re: Post Success Stories! --- More than 6 months post [Re: MagicalPrincessKitty]
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Editor's note: This post by Member carpet carpet has been moved to a thread for people who do not feel their results were successful.

http://www.hairtell.com/forum/ubbthreads....html#Post74551


Edited by Andrea (05/21/10 04:57 AM)

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#74550 - 05/20/10 09:04 PM Re: Post Success Stories! --- More than 6 months post [Re: carpet]
LAgirl Offline

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Registered: 12/22/04
Posts: 9994
Loc: New York, NY
Anything that grows back that many years later is NEW hair that your body developped. You should look into potential causes - we have a sticky thread for that.

Hair can't just regenerate if it was originally killed. And if it wasn't killed, it would have shown up within 6 months after your treatments ended due to hwo the hair grows, i.e. in hair cycles.

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#75390 - 06/12/10 06:16 PM Re: Post Success Stories! --- More than 6 months post [Re: meowmeow]
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Registered: 03/15/09
Posts: 15
Loc: Calgary, Canada
1. Area(s) treated: Bikini and Lower Legs
2. How long it's been since last treatment: Bikini treated 8 years ago and Lower Legs 4 years ago
3. Your skin and hair type on that area(s): Type 2 and brown to black, medium to coarse hair (more dark brown on lower legs and slightly less coarse than bikini)
4. Device used and settings (if known): Bikini - unknown brand but definitley a PAINFUL Diode laser, settings unknown; Lower Legs - LightSheer, settings unknown.
5. Estimated % of reduction in the area(s): Bikini still 95%, Lower legs 85%
6. Name and location of clinic (great recommendation!): Bikini - Dr. Storwick, Calgary, AB; Lower Legs - Laser Rejuvination Clinic, Calgary, AB
7. Finishing with electrolysis?: No. Happy with final results - not bothered by small amount of remaining light coloured, fine hairs. Currently having some touch-ups on lower legs for a few new dark hairs.

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#75863 - 06/22/10 07:43 PM Re: Post Success Stories! --- More than 6 months post [Re: LAgirl]
darkchin Offline
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Registered: 06/20/10
Posts: 9
hi all, was told i should post my IPL success story here.

I was doing IPL treatments for over a year now on my beard. Before then i had a very thick dark beard. I am pleased with the results the hairs are very thin and i haven't gone back to a treatment for about 6 months now.

I will say that it did hurt particularly on my upper lip and there were times where i got some redness mainly on the chin. I recommend IPL to people with thick hairs or have big patches of hair they want to get rid of.

For the men that want to do there rough beard be prepard for patches over the coming months and a lot of people saying "dude whats wrong with your beard!!"

Let me know if anyone has questions about IPL.

Many thanks!

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#77318 - 07/27/10 07:28 PM Re: Post Success Stories! --- More than 6 months post [Re: darkchin]
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Registered: 12/22/04
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Loc: New York, NY
Copying and pasting a success story. You can find it here:

http://cosmeticenhancementsforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=34312#34312

Hi all,

I'm afraid I'm one of probably many people guilty of using these forums to research treatments, then not returning to give an account of how I got on.

About 18 months or so ago, I used this forum to find a laser hair removal clinic in London. Here's the original thread: http://cosmeticenhancementsforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5373&highlight=

As you can see, I ended up going with Laser Clear, a clinic near Liverpool Street station.

I have to say, a year and a half on, that I could not be much happier with the results. My hair is not the easiest to treat - being medium brown, but with a bit of red and blonde in there (and grey unfortunately) - but the first six sessions I had cleared virtually everything very effectively.

The areas which showed most resistance were the shoulders (not surprising as it was quite thick there), but even that was pretty clear after the last of my first six treatments in July 07.

I've since had 'top ups' (these are recommended every six months) in November, and another a couple of weeks ago, but these were only picking up a few stragglers.

Generally, my back looks fine. A bit of fluffy blonde hair, but nothing that looks at all unnatural. I think the laser has also helped clear up some acne scarring left behind by many painful years of waxing.

To sum up, what was once one of my greatest embarrassments is now something I hardly think about.

A sad note to finish on. The lady who runs the clinic, Ann, was recently admitted to hospital, and is quite ill I believe. I can only wish her a very speedy recovery - as I'm sure others will from this forum who have used Laser Clear.

She was refreshingly frank and up front with me at my consultation, warning me that blonde and red hairs were not easy to treat, and that laser hair removal was not a wholly permanent treatment. I trusted her because of that honesty, and I've got a great result which I'll always be grateful to her for.

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#77853 - 08/16/10 04:41 PM Re: Post Success Stories! --- More than 6 months post [Re: meowmeow]
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Registered: 08/16/10
Posts: 3
1. chin, neck, jawline
2. 3 weeks
3. light skin, dark black hair
4. GentleLASE
5. 95% reduction
6. Results Skin Care Center Portland, Oregon

I had to write and voice my excitement. With just one laser treatment so far that treated the grow-out of only 1 weeks worth of hair, I am seeing about 95% reduction. And it's already been about 3 weeks since the treatment!

If I would have known how effective getting just one laser treatment would be I would have done it years ago! I was a daily plucker. I would estimate that I plucked about 100 dark prickly hairs each day from my face. I am female. It was like a part time job for me. I had to wake up early before work, before school, etc. It took me about an hour each day. I wasn't being too meticulous either, or using a magnifying mirror. It still took me about an hour a day.

I had had laser done to the area about 10 years ago. It was effective for about a year and took about 4 treatments to rid the hair. It cost me about $1200 if I remember correctly! It was a blissful year without facial hair, but you can imagine that for the cost and limited results I was not crazy to invest again.

What finally made me bite and do laser again was a coupon through the website Groupon in Portland, Oregon. $129 for 6 treatments in a year. The coupons are all sold out now for anyone else who is in Portland and interested, I'm sorry!

I can't believe with just one treatment that was treating a weeks worth of growth I am having such good results! I still have 5 treatments left on my package and it doesn't appear I will be needing all of them.

Comments, questions are welcome. I will do my best to keep you up to date.. I just had to share because I know how miserable facial hair can be for people, and I would do anything I can to help others who are suffering with it.

Take care,

J

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#77854 - 08/16/10 04:55 PM Re: Post Success Stories! --- More than 6 months post [Re: parttimejob]
LAgirl Offline

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Registered: 12/22/04
Posts: 9994
Loc: New York, NY
You will need your other treatments. It's too early to tell permanency after just 1 treatment and a few weeks. Hair grows in cycles and you need to wait 6 months after finishing all treatments in order to judge permenancy as this thread name indicates.

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#79137 - 10/07/10 08:18 PM Re: Post Success Stories! --- More than 6 months post [Re: LAgirl]
Ennovi Offline
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Registered: 03/10/10
Posts: 65
Loc: Houston, Texas, USA
1. Area(s) treated: lower legs, underarms
2. How long it's been since last treatment: 2 1/2 years
3. Your skin and hair type on that area(s)- skin III-IV/coarse black hair on both legs and underarm
4. Device used and settings (if known): Lightsheer at the beginning and then they switched to Aurora something (I think). Honestly, back then, I didn't ask which machine they were using. Sometimes they would use one and then they would use another. : /
5. Estimated % of reduction in the area(s): legs 95%. Underarms 50%. Legs had more sessions.
6. Name and location of clinic (do not recommend!)- American Laser Centers. Austin, TX. Not sure if I would recommend. I had to have lots of sessions over a period of 3 years and did not achieve desired results in underarms.
7. Finishing with electrolysis? Not right now, but considering it on legs.


Edited by Ennovi (10/07/10 09:27 PM)
Edit Reason: to avoid promoting ALC
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Upper legs- 5 treatment with LightAge Epicare Duo- Alexandrite
Bikini- 4 treatments with LightAge Epicare Duo- Alexandrite
Lower Legs- LightSheer Diode (2005-2008)- DONE

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