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#79144 - 10/07/10 09:10 PM Re: Post Success Stories! --- More than 6 months post ***** [Re: Ennovi]
LAgirl Offline

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Registered: 12/22/04
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Aurora is an IPL. American Laser Centers has a horrible reputation. Underarms should have 95%+ removal in 6 treatments on pretty much everyone. Good luck in your search for a better clinic and laser. See if there is a Smooth Solutions near you, but there are lots of others.

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#79147 - 10/07/10 09:28 PM Re: Post Success Stories! --- More than 6 months post [Re: LAgirl]
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Registered: 03/10/10
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Loc: Houston, Texas, USA
Originally Posted By: LAgirl
Aurora is an IPL. American Laser Centers has a horrible reputation. Underarms should have 95%+ removal in 6 treatments on pretty much everyone. Good luck in your search for a better clinic and laser. See if there is a Smooth Solutions near you, but there are lots of others.


Thanks! Yeah, I looked it up after I posted. I had nevered bothered to do so before. Beating myself over it now, but at least the underarm were free as part of a promotion where I just had to pay the remaining balance on my legs. LOL
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My Treatments so far:
Underarms- 4 treatments with LightAge Epicare Duo- Alexandrite
Lower Arms- 6 treatment with LightAge Epicare Duo- Alexandrite
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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#81212 - 12/19/10 04:22 PM Re: Post Success Stories! --- More than 6 months post [Re: meowmeow]
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Registered: 06/20/10
Posts: 32
Loc: UK
It has now been six months (to the day) since I had my final of 6 treatments so I hope this qualifies. Since my last post here I have noticed little change. As some people have LHR and then experience regrowth, I have been worried that I may also get the same happen to me but now after 6 months I only need to shave once every 2 weeks. I am very pleased with that and I keep being surprised by how soft and smooth my skin in the treated areas feels. I love it.

When I shave my legs now I can feel the softer 'stubble' on my thighs after about 3 days and then my legs feel smooth and soft for about another week and a half. I am finding that they need to be shaved again around the 2 week point which is when I can start to see the now fine downy hairs getting longer - I really do have to look hard (or bright light needs to catch them just right). I occasionally get one or two coarser dark hairs come through but have been zapping them with the 'one-touch' which seems to get rid of them. The lower part of my legs (knees down) seem to be almost totally hair free and the thighs area is where I seem to get the downy hairs come through.

My bikini area is slightly different as it has much softer skin with hardly any visible pores (I have quite large pores on my legs). It remains mostly hair free and I run the razor over this area roughly once a week to catch the odd hair that comes through but once again they are very fine and downy. I shave this area more as it is really quick to do in the shower. I used to get lots of ingrown hairs here but hardly ever get any now.

Am I pleased? You bet I am. I have been so worried that hair would come back but it has not (much to my relief). People mention touch-ups but I don't understand whether that is because hair slowly and surely starts to come back or whether it is to get rid of the odd stragglers (those I have already zapped). I really hope as the 6 months has now passed that the hairs are dead and gone and that I will not experience any major regrowth other than the fine downy hair which comes through now. When I started my course of treatments I realised that as a male I was not going to completely get rid of the hair and that I would be happy with shaving once every 2 weeks which I am. I hope this helps anyone contemplating LHR or even needing a little encouragement during treatment.
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49/M/UK, Fitzpatrick Skin type: III
Laser(Apogee Elite - Alexandrite):
Full Legs; done in 6 treatments (3rd treatment Soprano Diode used).
Bikini; done in 6.
Feet; done in 6 (3rd treatment Soprano Diode used).
Face; 5 of 7 treatments (YAG used)

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#81368 - 12/24/10 01:51 AM Re: Post Success Stories! --- More than 6 months post [Re: Smoothie:)]
Nesta2347 Offline
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Registered: 07/29/09
Posts: 16
I have been extremely satisfied with my results to date. I am 5 treatments in with the first 4 being very evenly spaced and the 5th treatment 9 months (today).

I am male, 31 y/o and have been using the Genetlase at 18mm/18J to 20J on my chest, stomach, back (mostly flanks) and shoulders/upper arms. Light skin (tanner now that I'm swimming outdoors in the sunshine), hair was originally coarse to thick on the chest/stomach and less so everywhere else.

I still need to have a few treatments, but the shoulder/back hair are thin and hardly noticeable. the character of the chest hair is completely different. After 4 treatments, the hair came in soft and somewhat straight (not wiry at all). I'd say 70% reduction on the muscle part of the pec and 90% above. The stomach hair is also changed in character but still needs work. I'd call it 60 to 70% reduction.

Most importantly though, the hair went from being an embarrassment to something totally manageable. For the last 9 months, I've been very comfortable with where things are. When I want to be smooth, I shave. Because the hair is so much thinner, rather than get stubbly, it remains pretty smooth to touch. It doesn't grow in funny at all.

I did get another treatment today because I want further reductions on the stomach, and I just want to finish what I started. I'll post before/after pictures someday that will blow you all away!

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#81646 - 01/06/11 01:05 AM Re: Post Success Stories! --- More than 6 months post [Re: JM1987]
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Registered: 11/26/10
Posts: 349
Loc: Charlotte, NC, US
I have pale (Irish) skin and previously had black hair over my arms, legs, buttocks, and back. Folliculitis was a frequent problem, as were ingrown hairs and multiple hairs growing from a single follicle, blocking them. A Candela GentleLase (alexandrite) laser treatment over several weeks eliminated 99% of the hair, and that was over five years ago. What very little hair re-grows is almost non-existent and easily waxed off every few months. I experienced no burning, no scarring, and no patchiness.
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Electrolysis of upper and lower lips and chin
Started late November 2010

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#82355 - 01/26/11 11:14 PM Re: Post Success Stories! --- More than 6 months post [Re: Caith721]
hairgoaway Offline
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Registered: 01/21/11
Posts: 23
I wished more people would post here. I'm really curious to know how long laser hair reduction has lasted for people. I believe my stomach line and feet were treated at good settings (I don't know what settings, but it was a painful experience). I would say about 1 year later, I still have about 80-85% reduction on my stomach line and feet.

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#82356 - 01/26/11 11:46 PM Re: Post Success Stories! --- More than 6 months post [Re: Ennovi]
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Registered: 12/22/04
Posts: 9994
Loc: New York, NY

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#82358 - 01/27/11 12:56 AM Re: Post Success Stories! --- More than 6 months post [Re: LAgirl]
hairgoaway Offline
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Registered: 01/21/11
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Thanks LAgirl!

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#82464 - 01/31/11 06:55 PM Re: Post Success Stories! --- More than 6 months post [Re: hairgoaway]
LAgirl Offline

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Registered: 12/22/04
Posts: 9994
Loc: New York, NY
Male beard story with photos, to follow: http://www.cosmeticenhancementsforum.com...asc&start=0

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#82555 - 02/02/11 10:20 PM Re: Post Success Stories! --- More than 6 months post [Re: LAgirl]
mad1 Offline
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Registered: 02/02/11
Posts: 43
It seems like most people have had very good success with laser. Is it true that ipl does not actually kill the hair and only laser does? I read this somewhere, but don't think it is true?

Originally Posted By: LAgirl
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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