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#78035 - 08/23/10 04:19 PM Re: laser hair removal in Estonia [Re: udujoove]
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We don't recommend anything under 25J on this machine for your skin type. Your skin should definitely be able to handle it and higher. Also, they need to use compression. Did they?

No need to exfoliate or moisturize. Just shave 1-2 days prior so that you have a bit of stubble visible.

Let us know how shedding goes in 3 weeks. Whatever doesn't shed, wasn't affected and needs a touchup.

Does their Lightsheer have a 9mm or 12mm spot size?

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#78104 - 08/25/10 07:26 PM Re: laser hair removal in Estonia [Re: LAgirl]
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Thank you very much, LAgirl!

I will share my emotions and experience with you.

I had my lower legs treated with Lightsheer ET.
The practitioner used a transparent gel which had to cool my skin. She glided the spot for about 3 cm, hung it up and then glided again for 3 cm and it felt that she rolled over one place more than once.
The procedure did hurt but not very much, it was more of inconvenience than pain. After two days my skin looks like it looked after waxing - I have red dots on my skin.
I was told it is better not to shave between treatments, only the night right before my next appointment. And that the next appointment should be within 4-6 weeks.

I am planning to have my bikini line treated too but I will wait for at least 3 weeks to see how the shedding goes.

What are your impressions?

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#78105 - 08/25/10 07:40 PM Re: laser hair removal in Estonia [Re: udujoove]
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4-6 weeks is too early. Legs also have long hair cycles. If shedding happens like it should, you shouldn't have any new hair to treat for 8-12 weeks.

Many glide using LightSheer. The important thing is that they press down when they do. It's a common issue - settings can be good, but without compression, they're not effective.

Definitely wait for shedding here first before adding any more areas.

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#78476 - 09/13/10 04:19 PM Re: laser hair removal in Estonia [Re: LAgirl]
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It's been 3 weeks since my first LHR. About 50% of the hair has fallen out, not more, and I also have pepperspots. I was treated with 25J. It's interesting that after waxing my skin reacted much more than after LHR treatment.
I don't know what I should do now because that clinic offers no touch-ups and that makes me really dissapointed.

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#78481 - 09/13/10 08:00 PM Re: laser hair removal in Estonia [Re: udujoove]
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How much of the hair is actually growing as usual? Pepperspots are dead hairs, so don't count those.

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#78505 - 09/14/10 07:14 PM Re: laser hair removal in Estonia [Re: LAgirl]
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About 50% of the hair is growing as usual.

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#78510 - 09/14/10 08:48 PM Re: laser hair removal in Estonia [Re: udujoove]
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Can you find out the settings used? Also, it doesn't sound like they used compression, which is an issue.

You should ask for a touchup on missed hair (whatever is growing at this point as usual was missed). But I would find out the settings first so you know whether you need to push them to increase them for the touchup.

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#78523 - 09/15/10 06:36 AM Re: laser hair removal in Estonia [Re: LAgirl]
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Hello, LAgirl!

I only know that I was treated with 25J. When I asked about the spot size, she didn't know, and showed me the spot so I could figure out myself which I didn't, of course.
And I don't know whether she used compression or not, supposedly not. Does it mean she had to push the spot close to my skin not just glide gently?

It seems to me I'm in a big mess - when I am gonna try to make clear to them that I need a touchup, I'm left with empty hands.

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#78528 - 09/15/10 02:08 PM Re: laser hair removal in Estonia [Re: udujoove]
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Yes, she needed to press the laser against the skin. I would call and ask for a touchup with the most experienced person there (who at least knows what a spot size is) and make sure they press!

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#79687 - 10/25/10 03:32 PM Re: laser hair removal in Estonia [Re: LAgirl]
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Now it has been 10 weeks apart and I am considering having a new treatment. I didn't have a touchup because they don't offer touchups.

Now I don't have a clue what to do next. Should I repeat there (because I see some shedding and quite many hair are stuck in hair follicles) or should I go for Gentlelase Plus?
The reason why I am confused AT ALL is that the clinic that uses Gentlelase has much more expensive prices, for instance lower legs with Lightsheer cost 170$ and with Gentlelase 300$
Do people in general get earlier and/or better results with Gentlelase?

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