Not Permanent, But Worth It For What I Wanted.
I really like this product for what it is - an at home treatement that is cheaper than professional treatments. That being said, I have been using it for 2 years and my hair is still not permanently gone. I was religious in my treatments for the first year and kind of quit come winter because I was happy with my lack of hair and didn't want to spend the time/money on it during the winter. About half of my hair is back and I'm actually really OK with that. My bikini line is still great, but my armpits have about 1/3 of the hair left. I used to have the dark folicles where my hair was under my arms but that's gone now, and to me that (along with longer periods in between shaves) makes the whole thing worth it. I rarely shave my legs anymore because there is much less hair there, but after a few months, I definitely need to shave. I am back to using it once a month or so and I'm happy with my results. In retrospect, I might have tried to get laser hair removal via groupon or something so that it was permanent because the $50 bulbs really add up after a while. I also got this machine on groupon, so I feel OK about the expense, but I definitely don't recommend it for a full price. I also only buy the bulbs when there is a $25 off of $75 sale on folica. :)
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