Date you started treatment: Feburary 2013
Hair color: Black facial hair, body hair; hair on my head is dark brown.
Color of Skin: Naturally, I'm Olive-skinned but very tanned since I lived in FL since '09.
Hair Structure: Not sure. My facial hairs are SOOO thick and close together. To make an illustration, imagine rubbing on sandpaper - that's what my hairs on my chin feel after a day or two of not shaving.
Area(s) treated: Face (cheeks, chin, jaw, neck)
Name of LASER or IPL: Candela
Treatment settings I'm unfamiliar with, but in regards to my problem (the chin hairs that can't be zapped) my technician goes over those spots twice!
Skin reaction: My face appears red for the rest of the day and I get small bumps, but it all disappears the following day at night. I have clear skin, thankfully.
Shedding? Nothing noticeable.
Did you report increased hair growth to your laser specialist? Oh, yeah.
Before and After pictures? I can't upload pictures here on my iPhone...
I first started treatments in Feburary 2013 at South Florida's only facility with a lifetime guarantee (unlimited treatments). I've done a total of twenty-one treatments and counting, to date, on my face and I'm still going. Before I started treatments, my whole face was basically sandpaper - now it's smooth as ever, except on my CHIN - there's two fairly large patches on both sides that are still sandpaper-like and thick, coarse hair that are dot-like and close together. It's like rubbing on sandpaper (my dad had the same issue).
Everywhere else on my face has proven successful, though I do feel stimulation on my mustache (stubbly hair that won't grow out), a few fine thin hairs that barely grow on the side of the cheek. At this point, I don't care if hairs grow back so long as it's fine hairs (though I'm skeptical if I shave, I'm back to square one). My main goal now is to get rid of those patchy areas on my chin. A lot of people think it's a birthmark, others seem shocked that I'm only able to grow hair on the side of my chin - this has forced me to always shave - my hairs grow back insanely fast.
I'm just learning the fundamentals of LHR and for years I've been so self-conscious of my own hairs that I've decided to make a career as a laser technician (I study alternative health). On February 2015, I'll be set for my first electrology appointments, let's hope that it can get rid of these hairs.