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."
Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:46 PM EDT2014-04-23 19:46:18 GMT
Orange County School officials say Gordon Barbour Elementary School will remain on a modified lockdown for the remainder of the day due to reports of a suspicious person near the school. A man was seenMore >>
Orange County School officials say Gordon Barbour Elementary School will remain on a modified lockdown for the remainder of the day due to reports of a suspicious person near the school.More >>
Tuesday, April 22 2014 8:47 PM EDT2014-04-23 00:47:34 GMT
A duck with "dangerous propensities" is at the center of a $275,000 lawsuit. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in Clackamas County. It claims the plaintiff, Cynthia Ruddell, stepped out of her motorhomeMore >>
The lawsuit claims the duck has a history of attacking people and its owner was negligent for failing to maintain proper control of her animal.More >>
Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:06 PM EDT2014-04-23 16:06:27 GMT
Henrico Police are searching for a man who attempted to rob a Moneymax Title Loan in the West End. It happened on April 4 around 2 p.m. in the 7600 block of W. Broad St. The suspect approached a clerk,More >>
Henrico Police are searching for a man who attempted to rob a Moneymax Title Loan in the West End.More >>