sweetyork saidI'm really excited as I recently got an amazing deal (too good to be true) for total body laser hair removal. I've hated being hairy for literally half my life. I'm also afraid that the deal is too good to be true. As I'm waiting for my very first session, I want to know from all of your experiences with laser hair removal (especially men with dark skin). Thanks!
It will eventually grow back. Laser hair removal slows it up, but, it doesn't get rid of it. If you have darker hair, it works better. If you are tan, and have darker skin, or, have lighter hair, it's not as effective.
It hurts. Not just a little bit, but, a whole fucking bunch. When that hair sizzles down inside the follicle it HURTS.
Depending on the operator, the intensity, your skin color, and sensitivity, there's good odds you'll break out for about three weeks as the dead hairs come out of their follicles. You can expect that. That means they died. It'll itch, and look like crap for a while, but, it gets better.
You gotta' keep going about every six weeks until you get through a few cycles of hair growth. It'll thin out. Be as pale as you can be. Don't wax anything. Big no no if you are doing laser. Be prepared, because it's gonna' hurt.
A mouth guard will give you something to bite on if it gets bad. I mean that in all seriousness.