Pulled the trigger on this one.
I'll try and keep all of this short, but it's information that some of you may want to know.
First off, I'm a guy in my early 30s. I am Italian, have dark hair, and light skin, but tan easily. I've probably spent a few thousands at laser clinics trying to laser away the hair under my jaw line, the front of my neck and on the back of my neck. I hate it, and absolutely DESPISE shaving with a passion! You know what, I can't even express how much I hate it! I hate shaving that much.
I have very sensitive skin and when I would shave it would get really irritated, so almost a decade ago I said screw it and started going to laser hair clinics. What you have heard is very true, laser hair removal can be extremely pricey! Like I said, I have spent thousands of dollars on my quest to achieve hair-free skin. But the way I am looking at it, one session is roughly about the same price as this Remington i-LIGHT unit, so it is well worth it to me. One thing I will highly advise (that I myself am going to do): purchase some pre-laser removal numbing cream like NumbNuts or BareEase, or you can call your local hair removal clinic and find out what they use to ease the sting of the laser before they start zapping away. The pain isn't that excruciating, but it does get annoying after a while and can get a little sensitive when you're doing areas like the back of your neck or around your highly-sensitive "nether" regions (have yet to venture into that territory, but I know that stubble down there straight up sucks to high hell).
For some, like me, the hair will probably never fully go away, but it is very nice not to have to shave for 2-3 months at a time, and it well worth it for comfort and confidence sake. Every review I think I've ever read for an at-home hair removal product, I have always felt was total BS, but at this price, and at this point in my life, I'm going all in on this fight because I'm tired of being so self conscious about body hair. I know that it is a sensitive topic and some of you, like me, are self conscious about it too. I'm trying to fight the good fight by providing some honest information, I'm sure I could go on with more details, tips, facts, etc., but I'll cut it off here. If anyone has any questions, by all means, please feel free to ask away by sending me a PM or posting a response in this thread.