There is nothing worse than suffering from acne when you are taking great care of your skin. You take the time to research every ingredient that you apply to your skin. You never sleep in your make-up. And still those pesky breakouts show up. While hormones, diet and physical environment all play a role in acne, there are other culprits that you use every day that may be causing breakouts.
If you turn on your radio or follow any “daily deal sites” like Groupon, then you know just how many places offer laser hair removal. I’m not just talking about medical spas — it seems like everyone and their mother is offering laser hair removal, including family doctor practices.
My first experience (actually 8 if you count all of the sessions) was at a local chiropractor’s office that also offered facials, spa treatments, weight loss “lasers” and too good to be true laser hair removal packages. I was really interested in the fact that their laser hair removal was pain-free and left my first session wondering why everyone complained about how painful their laser hair removal treatments were.
Long story short, I continued through the sessions because I had pretty good results after 28 weeks, but everything came back after that. My technician acted shocked that I did not have results after my sixth session and offered to give me two discounted sessions. Yes, I’m a sucker.
After scheduling a consultation at a more reputable medical spa, I learned a lot more about how many types of lasers there are, why some work and why others do not.
I have listed below the different type of lasers that are currently on the market, which lasers have the best results, and why you should avoid any pain-free “lasers”– especially the ones that look like an ultrasound machine. Don’t be afraid to ask questions before you sign up for any deals! All laser hair removal is not the same!