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#81120 - 12/17/10 04:35 PM Candela Gentle Yag Laser vs Soprano XL
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I have both of these options available to me, which would you suggest I go with?

BTW, I'm skin type 3 and my hair is dark brown / black; I've had sessions on my back before and I'd like to continue with becoming hair free in the region.

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#81122 - 12/17/10 04:59 PM Re: Candela Gentle Yag Laser vs Soprano XL [Re: specialkitty]
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Is your hair still coarse and dense?

GentleYAG is generally a better machine, but for your skin type GentleLASE would be better.

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#81125 - 12/17/10 08:18 PM Re: Candela Gentle Yag Laser vs Soprano XL [Re: LAgirl]
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It's getting rather fine now (on a scale of 1 to 10 where 10 is the thickest, I'd say my thickest hairs are 5 and the majority are 2s and 3s), but it's still grows rather long.

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#81127 - 12/17/10 08:52 PM Re: Candela Gentle Yag Laser vs Soprano XL [Re: specialkitty]
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Can you post a photo? It needs to be coarse. Otherwise, you need electrolysis. The number of hairs and its length are not relevant.

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#81132 - 12/17/10 09:31 PM Re: Candela Gentle Yag Laser vs Soprano XL [Re: LAgirl]
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Yup! But I'm going to have to wait a couple of weeks until it grows out.

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#81158 - 12/18/10 04:58 AM Re: Candela Gentle Yag Laser vs Soprano XL [Re: specialkitty]
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Here are some close up shots of some hair growth on the lower half of my upper arms. It's fairly similar to growth on my back.




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#81179 - 12/18/10 06:43 PM Re: Candela Gentle Yag Laser vs Soprano XL [Re: ]
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This hair is very fine and not appropriate for laser at all. You need electrolysis. That's the only thing that would work.

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