So here is a brief summary of my experience with hair removal:
-F/partial middle eastern decscent
- Very unclear if I have PCOS- normal periods, normal ovaries, normal weight, history of acne and dandruff and hirsutism
-Total T (when it was tested 2 years ago when I had not taken any BCP ever) was 67 (“normal range” or not, depending on the standard of “normal”)
-started with electrolysis on chin for over a year of regular treatments (before taking any medications) and had no results (very dissapointing).
-Made the mistake of getting laser on my face, experienced induced hair growth (extremely distressing).
-While taking a substantial dose of spiro and yasmin, started electrolysis again, this time with better results. I felt that my chin hair was GONE (finally!) and some of the IHG was improved.
-After a year off of treatment and spiro, the hair seems to be returning.
- I have started birth control again (yasmin) and I am on my second month. I want to start electrolysis again to help deal with this embarassing problem. I have jet black hair and pale skin so it really shows.
I don’t really want to take spiro again. I don’t feel like taking it forever is a great option, especially considering that my problem (now at least) is not severe. I am ok with taking birthcontrol long term. I know you can’t tell me if that will be enough or not. Should I wait a while to start or should it be effective still if I start now? I don’t know what exactly went on with this hair growth- when I started electrolysis last year, I only went for about 6 months (I had to move) and I did see some results but I realize the job was never ‘done’. I also realize I may have some new terminalization, and the IHG was never sorted. All this is to say I don’t know how to assess whether electrolysis will be futile without dealing with my free T issue.
Any thoughts would be appreciated!