You've heard the ads - laser hair removal promising to eliminate embarrassing body hair - but does it really work? Hundreds of you who tried it responded with mixed reactions on our Facebook page.
Laser hair treatments can be effective in reducing hair, but professionals say you're likely going to see some regrowth. There are also conflicting opinions on what kind of lasers work best and on whom.
The swipe of a laser aims to destroy active hair follicles. Rondell Futrell had his beard lasered at Medi Spa West in Henrico, a year ago.
"For issues with ingrown hairs here that were actually painful," said Futrell.
Rondell said now he only shaves every few days. Much of his facial hair doesn't grow back.
"It has helped my self confidence, actually," said Futrell.
Licensed practical nurse Hilary Ashby says at least six initial treatments are needed.
"Your body is constantly making new hair follicles, so you will always have hair growth," said Ashby. "It will just be minimal, compared to what you had when you started."
Thursday, April 24 2014 10:09 AM EDT2014-04-24 14:09:28 GMT
Richmond police have confirmed they are on the scene of a shooting on the 2100 block of Mimosa Street. We're told the call came in just after 8:00 p.m. Wednesday. Right now, we're still working to findMore >>
When officers arrived on scene, they found two people with gunshot wounds in a car or SUV-type vehicle. A male victim was pronounced dead at the scene. A female victim later died at VCU Medical Center. More >>
Monday, April 21 2014 6:28 PM EDT2014-04-21 22:28:17 GMT
Mijai Wallace works at Bad Daddy's inside the airport. Last Thursday was a lot like any other day. Nothing seemed unusual about the woman with the ponytail. "I brought her her check she gave her creditMore >>
Mijai Wallace works at Bad Daddy's inside the airport. Last Thursday was a lot like any other day. Nothing seemed unusual about the woman with the ponytail.More >>
Thursday, April 24 2014 12:11 AM EDT2014-04-24 04:11:43 GMT
Baby bears across the state are seemingly starving to death. Experts at the Wildlife Center of Virginia took in yet another emaciated yearling bear, Wednesday. The bear is supposed to be about 100 pounds,More >>
Baby bears across the state are seemingly starving to death. Experts at the Wildlife Center of Virginia took in yet another emaciated yearling bear, Wednesday. The bear is supposed to be about 100 pounds, but it only weighed about 15 pounds.More >>
Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:23 PM EDT2014-04-24 00:23:14 GMT
One of the victims in the Southside Plaza double shooting has died, according to sources. Two people were shot in the parking lot of Southside Plaza, off Hull Street in the city's Southside, on AprilMore >>
One of the victims in the Southside Plaza double shooting has died, according to sources.More >>
He was once a stranger to Anna Majure -- just a man behind her in the drive-through at a local fast food restaurant on Forest Drive. But in a split second, Clark McCarthy went from stranger to savior.More >>