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#91327 - 08/27/11 06:01 PM Re: laser hair removal in Estonia [Re: Michael Bono]
stoppit&tidyup Offline
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Hi Michael, another question:

If the needle is inserted outside many follicles (rather than just one or two), into tiny blood vessels each time, over an area, could not a bruise like the above form?
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#92341 - 09/28/11 08:37 PM Re: laser hair removal in Estonia [Re: Michael Bono]
udujoove Offline
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Registered: 06/05/10
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Hello..

It's been 1,5 months after my first and probably last electrolysis treatment. I have quite large ugly scars on my legs and I have no courage to have another treatment. (to be mentioned- the place where I had my electrolysis session done is the only one in the country which offers the procedure)

I have a question- would it be a totally wrong decision to carry on with laser (Candela) according to my photos posted? I am losing hope..

Thank you

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#96093 - 02/23/12 10:30 PM Re: laser hair removal in Estonia [Re: udujoove]
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Just to tell you mu story..

After posting pictures to this thread I found out that my hair was too fine for laser. I switched to electrolysis. In September I found out about my serious back problem. I had to visit the local swimming pool 4 times a week full of people. I got embarrassed. Too embarrassed to tell. I couldn't move on with electrolysis. Now here I am- still wasting money on laser and not getting too good results. At least I can enjoy a 3-4 week hair-free period after each session. I am frightened to increase the growth, I am afraid of what's next.

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#96113 - 02/25/12 06:59 PM Re: laser hair removal in Estonia [Re: udujoove]
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Registered: 12/14/11
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Why are you wasting money on laser? Why don't you simply wax once a month or so?

I don't think your hair is VERY fine. You can still try GentleLase laser. It's pulse width is fixed at 3ms and it may be able to target your hair at high settings. Do get a patch test to check if you can take high settings on GentleLase without burning.

Electrolysis doesn't usually cause the kind of bruising you experienced. Instead of wasting money on bad laser treatments, you should save to fly to a good electrologist. There are some electrologists on this forum who can give you GREAT reduction in just 3 full clearances.

You can try water-proof cosmetic camouflage on your legs to hide the bruises. They should have faded away by now though..

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#96120 - 02/25/12 09:54 PM Re: laser hair removal in Estonia [Re: mumbaigirl]
udujoove Offline
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Thank you, mumbaigirl.

Right now I'm having treatments with Candela GentleLase Plus laser. So far my skin has reacted well, after 2-3 days it's back to normal again. How high are high settings? So I know what to ask.

What comes to electrolysis then it's not an opinion for me because I have to visit the local swimming pool 4 times a week and I couldn't stand those interested-laughing eyes on my legs frown

And waxing.. believe it or not but after 1 week I feel the stubble and in about 1,5 weeks I have bumps all over.

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#96133 - 02/26/12 09:32 AM Re: laser hair removal in Estonia [Re: udujoove]
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Do you know what settings they are using on you right now?

14J or higher/3ms/18mm would be considered high on GentleLase. Some people who do not respond to the 18mm spot size respond to the 15 mm spot size. With the 15mm spot size, fluence should be 20+.

You can try burqini or swimming leggings to cover your legs while swimming. If I were you, I'd seriously consider electrolysis.

What bumps? Are they just red and inflammed? Or are they pus filled as well? Or are they in-grown hairs?

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#96137 - 02/26/12 09:58 AM Re: laser hair removal in Estonia [Re: mumbaigirl]
ekade Offline
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Registered: 02/14/10
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udujoove, how many LASER treatment did you do since your first post here? Did you get any results?

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#96301 - 03/04/12 04:11 PM Re: laser hair removal in Estonia [Re: ekade]
udujoove Offline
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Hello!!

Mumbaigirl - no, I don't know the setting used before. What I know is that the settings hasn't been risen since the second treatment and for now I have had 4 on my bikini area and 5 on my upper legs. The woman who treated me said there's no need to rise the settings when my hair responded well..
I had my last session 2 weeks ago and I can tell this time not much hair has fallen out. I definitely need to have a touch-up and probably rise the settings. I'll try to explain the need for a higher settings.
The bumps are inflammed and bus-filled.

Ekade- 4 on my bikini and buttocks, 5 on the back of my upper legs and 4 on my lower legs. I can tell that it has been worthy on my bikini area and lower legs- I don't have to shave so often and when I do I don't get bumps. It's not so good with my buttocks and back of my upper legs.

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#122156 - 06/29/16 07:00 PM Re: laser hair removal in Estonia [Re: udujoove]
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Registered: 04/08/16
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Loc: estonia/finland
Hi, udujoove! It's been quite some years since these posts here.. I wonder how it continued for You? I'm an Estonian also and in a similar spot. I am starting electrolysis now (in another salon though that comes recommended - well, I'll let You know how it went!). I have PCOS therefor have hirsutism as well. I've waxed through many years and have now decided to treat certain areas with electrolysis. Cheers!
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#125765 - 02/11/18 03:29 PM Re: laser hair removal in Estonia [Re: udujoove]
udujoove Offline
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Hey, klutsh! Where do you have your electrolysis done and what are the results?

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