Does laser hair removal really work? If so, can you recommend anyone in the Bay Area who is particularly good?
Posting for a friend, but I'm curious as well. Like this previous poster
, my buddy really hates his beard hair. He brings his electric shaver with him everywhere, and shaves 3-4x daily. He's been thinking recently about doing laser. After reading this question
, he knows he needs to pay for good results, but doesn't know what that means!
He has extremely pale skin (the kind that would use the 'rice paper' make-up on stage) and dirty blonde-brown hair. I know that laser works best
on people with a large degree of disparity between their hair color and their skin color- he has that. His beard hair is coarse and thick and he says he gets about a 30-30-30 blend of black, pale brown, and red hair on his beard area.
Everyone online seems to disagree on the rest of the details, however, including whether to use lightpulse or GentleLase or LightShear
- or whether it matters. Jerry Kindall's blog post seems to have the most details but the prices quoted elsewhere seem to range from a $250
for all of the treatments to $800
to infinity, as well as how many treatments it takes to achieve success and what, precisely, "success" is.
A lot of guys seem to agree that even multiple treatments only decrease the amount of hair, never eliminating the need for shaving
. Others say- at least for women and the bikini area- it totally works.
So, if you've tried laser beard hair removal:
Did it work? (And what does "work" mean for you- do you still have to shave?)
How many sessions did it take?
How much did it hurt/did it make you look like a leper?
How much did they cost?
Can you recommend someone in the San Francisco Bay area (especially ones that do group discounts, ha ha)?
For my own part, I'm kinda curious if any women have tried laser treatments on the bikini area, and how effective they have been (as well as any health risks?) Sounds like FergieBelle likes her results
- any other opinions?