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Hair type and success?

Hair type and success?

Postby Addicted2theKnife » Mon Sep 28, 2009 10:49 pm

I have very thin, blond body hair. I could go a long time without shaving my legs or underarms and no one would notice, but I really hate hair so I'm seeking laser hair removal.

Since my hair follicles are very thin, do I even qualify for laser hair removal? If I do, do you think I'd have to have more than 2 or 3 treatments? I plan to go in for a consultation after the new year, but I'd like to know some more information before I make the appointment.
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Re: Hair type and success?

Postby joyf » Wed Sep 30, 2009 1:19 pm

blond hair is harder to treat than darker hair because the laser doesn't pick it up as well.

I have one area that is really blond vs. the majority being darker. It is not a large area, but still there. I asked her why that section seemed different in the results. She then explained about how it being blonder and the laser wasn't picking it up. That was the only area also that I have never felt any pain, discomfort when because of that.

I didn't fully understand this at first
but now, seeing how the hair is growing back and discussing it in depth with them, I understand it all.

I'm wondering if there is a laser I don't know about that works specifically for blonder hair that somebody here has had great results with?
Maybe somebody here knows that answer, and they just don't use it where I go to?
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Re: Hair type and success?

Postby Addicted2theKnife » Sun Oct 04, 2009 9:58 pm

Yes, that's quite odd. I was under the assumption that the darker hair would end up like the blonder hair in the process of getting it removed, so why would it not work as well if it's natural? But I could also be mistaken, not having any dark hair myself.

I certainly hope there's a laser out there than can treat blond hair :) I can't stand it!
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Re: Hair type and success?

Postby joyf » Tue Oct 13, 2009 7:50 pm

It can be removed, just not as well and easy as the darker hair is how it was explained to me.

I'd still make the same decision and do that area where it is blond on myself.
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