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Dukestoy
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Permanent hair removal

Post by Dukestoy » Sun Feb 07, 2016 12:34 pm

My Better Half and I have been discussing the idea of making my pubic area permanently hairless, to save having to unlock & shave me. Has anyone had experience of laser hair removal, either at a salon or using a home IPL machine?
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Re: Permanent hair removal

Post by Aarkey » Sun Feb 07, 2016 3:01 pm

I am in the midst of doing that myself. This topic here encouraged me to do it: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=61485

I bought the Silk'n Flash & Go LUXX "120,000 Flashes Permanent Hair Removal and Cartridge" - since the regular flash & go is for 5,000 flashes, I figured for a little more $$ to be able to make sure that both the g/f and I had enough flashes to make it work, it was worth the investment.

I have been using it for a few months now, and I know there is a difference. I still have hair, and was told it would take several months of doing it before there is a significant difference, so I'm not concerned about the amount of progress, because there is definite progress.

Note: It is definitely best on people with light skin color and dark hair.

FWIW, my ex-wife had professional treatments done on her privates about 5 or 6 years ago. IIRC it was around $1,200 and seemed to be a MUCH more complicated procedure. Though it did in the end work fully and perfectly on her and she was very happy with the result.
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Re: Permanent hair removal

Post by MikeyLikes » Sun Feb 07, 2016 5:22 pm

I did about 12 treatments of.laser in that region. I found the level of pain to be too high for her to treat the hair on my scrotum; and as such, only treated my pubic hair above my junk. If i had felt more comfortable with the asthetician doing the treatments, I would have looked into (or asked ber about) using a topical anesthetic to make the discomfort manageable. The are that was treated though, now has very little growth, and what does grow is very fine, and easily managed with an epilator.
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Re: Permanent hair removal

Post by Aarkey » Mon Feb 08, 2016 1:34 pm

BTW, reading MikeyLikes' post, I realized I didn't mention anything about pain.

My device has caused me almost no pain at all. Occasionally it feels like a significant warmth when it flashes, but nothing painful. They warn that some people feel something like a rubber band snapping against their skin. Of approximately 500 flashes, I have felt that twice.

My ex did report that her treatment was quite painful at times. She used a topical anesthetic the first couple of times, but after forgetting it on her third visit, she found that it didn't make much difference for her and discontinued using it. Note: My ex had a pretty good pain tolerance, several tats, etc.
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Re: Permanent hair removal

Post by nebman » Mon Feb 08, 2016 3:06 pm

I had my back treated during 2014 and 2015. After several treatments, the results were quite good.

I was at a brand new start-up shop that was a bit more male friendly than average. They focus on hair removal and some other skin treatments, so there is not that "ladies day at the spa" aspect to it. They also had very aggressive pricing as a start-up. They've been so successful, their rates have gone up a bit.

Because it was brand new, they had all the newest equipment. They said the "rubber band snap" feel was associated more with older equipment. All I ever felt was heat. If they saw my skin getting too red in treatments, they would slow down and make sure I was doing fine. It turned out I was pretty tolerant of it. They could adjust the strength of the laser, and said they typically upped the strength a bit if the client was doing well at a lower level. I think the technology is constantly changing as the industry gets more experience. At the 4th of 7 treatments, they had a new several thousand dollar gun that covered a much larger area with each pulse. They asked if they could try with me as I seemed very tolerant. It worked fine and sped up the session considerably.

The staff was all female and all had a lot of past medical background, so the environment was very professional and reassuring that they had some common sense. I think three different ladies treated me, all were pretty comfortable with males, but there were variances in how aggressive they were with the amount of area covered, or how low they would pull back my pants toward the buttocks.

Unless you live in a very major metropolitan market, the main problem you may have is finding a shop willing to do a laser male Brazilian. The shop I went to is the most likely to be willing in my market, but they don't make it obvious - my hunch is that the staff really would rather not. They all tried to upsell me on getting my chest and abs done, but never my buttocks or privates.

I don't have an interest in getting my privates or chest / abs done, but I'd have probably gone for the buttocks if they had tried to sell it. As it is, I have a rather abrupt hairline starting on my buttocks and have to keep myself trimmed a bit for hygienic reasons.

I have done some research into the home treatment unit that Aarkey has discussed, and it seems the most likely of any home unit to be successful. With the cost of professional treatment, I've considered getting this and seeing if home treatments would be successful for me.

Note: I have fairly light skin and don't tan very well. I made sure to do treatments during the winter when I had essentially no tan. My hair is fairly dark, but about a third of the hair above my shoulder blades had gone gray, and a thin coating of fine light gray hair still grows high on my upper back and shoulders. It was still worth the treatment for me as the remaining hair is much lower maintenance and much less noticeable. The big dark patches of hair are gone, and I no longer feel like a gorilla at the lake during the summer months.
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Re: Permanent hair removal

Post by CagedKC » Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:15 am

I was doing full body waxing. It was expensive and painful and left me bloody and cover with ingrown hairs. I am now going to Milan Laser for everything below the neck. The very back of my scrotum is painful, but Im sticking it out. I got it on a 50% off special. $9k, but much cheaper than waxing over time. My wife loves hairless!
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