Or at least it does for me. I am fairly light skinned and have pretty dark hair. Three treatments did not do it for me (this is most likely due to my own error), but it looks like four treatments are all I will need. It appears that the last of my tiny hairs are falling out.
I hate shaving as it leaves my legs irritated. Also they tend to look like corn chips just a few hours after shaving. I started epilating in 2009, but let certain areas go during my pregnancy. If you have ever epilated these parts, you will know that epilating can get pretty brutal. I was not interested in starting that over. I came across the Remington iLight on Amazon and it had a pretty warm reception with the exception of the lamp that comes with the unit. Those have a tendency to be defective, but representatives are monitoring reviews and are almost immediately offering to make things right. I got just over two uses out of my stock lamp, which was a bit disappointing considering I only do my bikini line, underarms, and lower legs (I am 5'2" so it isn't like I have long legs, nor are they particularly large in girth).
Now, with the negatives out of the way, let me tell you about the positive.....Virtually painless if you shave well first. I realize that this makes it difficult to know exactly where you have been. I just go from bottom to top, then move to the left, then go top to bottom, etc. Some people mark grid lines in white eyeliner so they know where they have been......DO NOT, I REPEAT DO NOT DO THIS WITH A DARK EYELINER.....I have seen one report where a girl used a dark eyeliner and now has those grid lines burned into her skin. Hahaha. Okay, maybe it isn't that funny.
In the absence of pain (a little bit of a rubber band snap where it is difficult to get a super close shave, but certainly nothing I would consider pain...discomfort maybe) I was initially skeptical after my first treatment. I continued shaving, but a few days before my second treatment, I let things grow out a bit. What did I find? Bald spots!!! I would say about 30% of the area was bald. Shaved, did my second treatment....let it go for a few days before the third treatment, about 60% bald. Did the third treatment, easily about 80-85% bald, but still had some hair on a few areas. Did one more treatment, and I see where almost all the hairs have almost worked their way out. I would now put me at about 95% bald. Do not be put off when you don't see results immediately, as I doubt many see immediate results. The hairs have to work their way out of the follicles. In this time, it will appear that the hair is growing.
I did buy this using a coupon code. At $250 and $25 for replacement cartridges, I think this is a pretty good buy if you hate shaving all the darned time. I know it only takes a few minutes, but add those minutes up at the end of the week, and I can easily think of a million things I would rather do with my time than shave.
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