So, today is exactly 3 weeks since I had my first underarms done with GentleMax laser (I am type I/II with dark, coarse hair in that area).
Unfortunately, not all hair shed (although a lot of hair did shed). This is not due her missing spots. Hair is left all over the area(s) and also they did not grow (that much) - they are pretty short. I usually can see the difference between hair hair that is being missed and hair that just did not shed. I saw it with my bikini (at another place), where the missed areas had longer and wavier hair and not missed area had short hair that just did not shed after 3 weeks. The treatment I had on my bikini was IPL (I know, I know - never again
), but on underarms I had gentleMax, so I had pretty high expectations.
I have 3 questions:
1. Is this normal not to shed completely with good laser? Or is it result of inappropriate settings? The treatment was definitely painful even with icing the area. I pretended that I did not feel the pain, because I did not want her to lower the settings.
2. If the settings are inappropriate, how can I ask her to change the settings and what should they be? The reason I am asking, is because I noticed that people on this board sometimes have problems to convince the facility to adjust the settings.
3. When should be my next appointment? With the bikini line at 8 weeks mark I felt that I was almost at the point of needing a new treatment, which I had at 10 week mark and it was a good interval for that area. Should I expect the same interval with underarms? The reason why I am asking is because I need to pre-schedule if I want convenient time slot - she is always pretty booked.
I feel comfortable with this lady, she has a good laser (and here in MN, a lot of places do not have good laser) and she's been doing it for a long time.
As always, thank you in advance for your help.