I did my full brazilian area. I had to go 2 different places to get good results. The first place I tried had the ultrasound type machine that the used the gel with (dont remember the name of the machiene). I had 6 sessions and nothing happened. It was not effective at all. I was really bummed, I was so tired of shaving and really wanted it to work.
I talked to the nurse at the laser place, and she told told me that it is rare but sometimes certain types of lasers dont really work on certain people for some unknown reason. She suggested that I go to a different clinic that has a different type of laser.
I found another place that used a “lightsheer duet” laser, and decided to give it a try. This laser had a wand that sort of looked like a ultrasound wand, but the end was a hollow rectangle. They dont use gel, the machiene actually sort of sucks your skin into the wand a little, so there is no space between the laser and you skin. Then they give you one zap and move on to the next area. They dont go over and over again like the kind with the gel. It was a stinging zap, but totally tolerable since they only go over each area once. After the first treatment it felt like I had a sunburned vagina, but it only lasted a day.
A week after my first treatment every single hair fell out! It was amazing! maybe 75% grew back by the next treatment, then everything would fall out, then less hair would grow back, and so on. They suggested 6-8 treatments at 5 weeks apart fully kill all the Follicles. They told me that not all of the follicles wee active at the same time, thats why you have to go back for multiple treatments.
Affer 3 treatments I lost my job and Had to stop going. I was so bummed! At that point I was 25% bald, and it was patchy, lol! I ended up going back to school full time (broke student) and just graduated over the summer. I am only working one day a week and desperatley looking for a full time job. As soon as I am working again I am going to start the sessions again.
The laser clinic told me that once all the hair is gone, it may need to be retouched every 4-5 years, just one or two sessions (But it is different for everyone), Since I never finished the treatments most of my hair grew back over the last 3 years, but I do still have some hairless patches.
I recommend it to everyone and cant wait to start again. Groupon always has good deals on laser hair removal.