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#71755 - 03/28/10 01:03 AM Post Success Stories! --- More than 6 months post *****
meowmeow Offline
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This should be a useful thread for everyone on here. Please post your story with as much detail as possible. 6 months post your last treatment ONLY please.

Please indicate:

1. Area(s) treated
2. How long it's been since last treatment
3. Your skin and hair type on that area(s)
4. Device used and settings (if known)
5. Estimated % of reduction in the area(s)
6. Name and location of clinic (great recommendation!)
7. Finishing with electrolysis?

There is a similar thread on this other forum.


Edited by meowmeow (03/28/10 01:10 AM)

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#71756 - 03/28/10 01:03 AM Re: Post Success Stories! --- More than 6 months post [Re: meowmeow]
meowmeow Offline
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Example Response:

1. Area(s) treated: bikini
2. How long it's been since last treatment: 8 years
3. Your skin and hair type on that area: type II, coarse dark brown
4. Device used and settings: Ruby & LightSheer
5. Estimated % of reduction in the area: 90% w/some regrowth
6. Name and location of clinic: Montreal, PQ
7. Finishing with electrolysis?: I am just trying electrolysis for the first time on my face and it is working great! So, now I am considering having the remainder of the bikini area taken care of, too.


Edited by meowmeow (03/28/10 01:05 AM)

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#71780 - 03/28/10 05:58 PM Re: Post Success Stories! --- More than 6 months post [Re: meowmeow]
LAgirl Offline

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Registered: 12/22/04
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I manage that thread on the other forum. Here are my results:

1. Area(s) treated
bikini, underarms, lower legs, stomach

2. How long it's been since last treatment

3 years

3. Your skin and hair type on that area(s)

Type II, dark coarse hair on bikini and underams, finer on stomach, medium coarseness on legs

4. Device used and settings (if known)

GentleLASE alexandrite laser; 14J on 18mm and up

5. Estimated % of reduction in the area(s)

Bikini 95%+
Underarms 95%+
Lower legs 60%+ (only 3 treatments, wanted reduction only)
Stomach 40% (4 treatments, switched to electrolysis, hair too fine)

6. Name and location of clinic (great recommendation!)

Dr Babapour, Los Angeles (Beverly Hills)

7. Finishing with electrolysis?

Yes, finished with electrolysis on undearms, some bikini, and all of stomach

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#71861 - 03/30/10 08:05 AM Re: Post Success Stories! --- More than 6 months post [Re: LAgirl]
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Registered: 12/07/03
Posts: 2
hi,

i have been reading on fora like these since i was 12. to thank you all here is my success story.

i have had hisutism since i was 12, my life was horrible, i never could go out in the sun on holiday or even wear a tshirt or skirt. i was hiding and lying to everybody. i felt so ugly and was always on fora like these. when i was 18 i started getting treatments. i got a test done with laser but they said that my skin colour changed so i got treated with ipl. the starlux. this was on my whole legs. it did work but i needed so much treatments, definitely more than 14. on my arms i got treated with the aurora. after years and years of treatment the clinic (the best one ever, i was only doing my arms here) decided to buy the lightsheer. they had so much experience and noticed that laser was better. so i did a test and my skin didnt change so my whole legs and bikini, stomach got treated with the laser, it works very well! now once a year i go back to be hair free in the sumer, just for my bikini line and stomach. i get teated with the highest settings. i also have done electrolysis but this is whorrible, it takes ages! waste of time. now i am totally hair free, something i never ever thaught would happen! now i go out swimming, to the beach wear everything i want! now its 7 years later and i feel like a normal person. get treated because it really works! i had the luxury that my parents paid everything.

1. Area(s) treated: arms and a bit of upper arm, stomach, bikini, whole legs
2. How long it's been since last treatment arms and lower legs 1 year, bikini stomach 1 day
3. Your skin and hair type on that area(s)very pale skin, dark hair
4. Device used and settings (if known)aurora, lightsheer, estelux, electrolysis
5. Estimated % of reduction in the area(s)96%!!
6. Name and location of clinic (great recommendation!)korpos, Netherlands!!!! best clinic ever, so nice, expereinced, hairremoval is the only thing they do! cheap!
7. Finishing with electrolysis? i did, but laser is still better because its faster.

please get treated it changed my life!! now i can go out, and even have boyfriends!! something i never was able to have.

if you have any questions please let me know!

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#73201 - 04/23/10 03:21 AM Re: Post Success Stories! --- More than 6 months post [Re: butterfly4444]
LAgirl Offline

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Registered: 12/22/04
Posts: 9994
Loc: New York, NY
Since we just created this sticky thread, I'm including a link to another thread where I have kept track of many success stories reported on the forums since 2006.

You can find them here: http://cosmeticenhancementsforum.com/for...18373c9710c36cd

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#73333 - 04/25/10 09:40 PM Re: Post Success Stories! --- More than 6 months post [Re: LAgirl]
Will Bfree Offline
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Registered: 11/10/09
Posts: 28
My success story is that maybe two or three years ago I found my new office was around the corner from a laser place.

After 8 or 9 treatments on my shoulders/upper-back, my shoulders and upper back have been free of hair for more than a year now, maybe longer.

1. Areas treated: Shoulder and upper back
2. How long it's been since last treatment: A year or more.
3. Your skin and hair type on that area(s): black and brown hairs on pale skin.
4. Device used and settings (if known): Candela GentleLase, on setting 12/26 to 12/28
5. Estimated % of reduction in the area(s): 98%
6. Name and location of clinic (great recommendation!): Barris Laser of Boulder CO - fantastic place
7. Finishing with electrolysis? No, I'll do more areas when I can afford to.

There are some straggler hairs and some clear/white hairs on my shoulders that I need to go back to get regular electrolysis on sometime, but I feel no hurry. For now I just pluck those, and they aren't visible at a distance anyway.

Was it worth the collective hundreds upon hundreds of dollars? YES!

I am now kind of addicted to this, even though I have no real need for much more. I stopped for a year or so, but now with tax refund time, I had my hands done, and am going ass-up tomorrow to clear the hair from where "God split" me.

Update: I just went on Saturday, and, ouch! I'm redder there for longer than I am on, say, my shoulders -- probably because my butt rarely sees light, let alone laser light. But, once it fades I will be happy.

I debate sometimes about getting my stomach and chest done, but at $300 a pop, and an uncertainty about whether I'd feel demasculinized if I lacked that hair, I have thus far held onto it. If I win the lottery, I probably would do it.

It is the addictive nature of laser that is most remarkable to me. I suspect it is similar to how exercise, or chiseling the body into shape, can be addictive. Except here, you just walk in one way, and walk out looking different, with none of that pesky exsertion that exercise requires.

I am also most pleased that no numbing cremes were needed. I am afraid of the allergic reaction risk.

Left-shoulder, before (Aug 2007), and after (2010):



Edited by Will Bfree (04/25/10 09:44 PM)

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#73334 - 04/25/10 09:43 PM Re: Post Success Stories! --- More than 6 months post [Re: Will Bfree]
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#73345 - 04/26/10 01:31 AM Re: Post Success Stories! --- More than 6 months post [Re: Will Bfree]
LAgirl Offline

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Registered: 12/22/04
Posts: 9994
Loc: New York, NY
Thanks for the story and photos! Looks fantastic. I'm sure many readers will appreciate it.

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#74413 - 05/17/10 02:41 PM Re: Post Success Stories! --- More than 6 months post [Re: LAgirl]
KimFoxx Offline
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Registered: 05/06/10
Posts: 16
Will Bfree how long has it been now since you got your last laser treatment done and has any of the hair grown back at all?
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#74439 - 05/17/10 08:23 PM Re: Post Success Stories! --- More than 6 months post [Re: KimFoxx]
LAgirl Offline

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Registered: 12/22/04
Posts: 9994
Loc: New York, NY
Another success story posted on another forum. This person went to Ideal Image in Miami (starting in April of '08) and got great results.

http://www.cosmeticenhancementsforum.com...asc&start=0

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