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I paid for a course of 5 and it made no difference. They gave a consultation first and said I for the criteria, but when I complained it hadn't worked they said they've invested in an updated machine that works even better.
I didn't go back to find out. But I bought a Philips lumina home kit and that's made a difference. Only problem is it's a tiny bit patchy (possibly technique? Although being somewhat a perfectionist I would be surprised!) and it's advertises as not permanent so needs topping up every 1-2 months.
Bottom line is, make sure the machine is the most up to date!
In my experience you need to look for a salon that uses a medical grade laser such Alexandrite Machine results are best on dark hair but a good therapist will advise you on this. Under arms should take about six sessions with occasional top ups say once every 3 months.
I used the lumea. I think I bought it about 2 years ago. I'm basically hairless now on my legs, arms and underarms. I probably needs a top up every 3 months or less on the underarms. I cant remember the last time I did my arms or legs.
I'm thinking of getting the Lumea. I have two teenage DDs so we would all use it, and I wouldn't have to pay for them to have their legs waxed! I use an epilator, but only on my legs, I don't think I could do my underarms.
Twolittleterrors, is it as painful as waxing or epilating?
i had laser done a good few years ago. That worked.
Since then I have had a little regrowth - nothing major just a few strays However i had a Groupon voucher so booked in for a course of IPL. I don't think it has done much actually. If you can go for laser rather than IPL you may get better results. I am quite disappointed with mine. Fair enoug, I didn't pay much - but had to travel to the next town each time.
holly the lumea works on dark pigment on hair (and skin). That is the reason why it works only for people with dark hair and fair skin. I don't know how fair is your chin hair. Is it visibly dark brown to black, and it's just sparse so looks 'fair'. Or you mean it's actually light brown or blonde?