I had thermolysis and blend done in my eyebrow by two different electrologists initially for 6-8 hours. I got scarring in the eyebrow that lasted for many months from the thermolysis.
Then I found my current electrologist who I have had around 60 hours of work done with (all blend). She has mostly worked on the back of my neck, lower back, ears and eyebrows. However, we haven’t needed to touch the eyebrows for over a year for sure so I think that area is permanently done. This electrologist charges me only $45 an hour, never accepts tips and always gives me overtime!! She even admits that this process is very time consuming and never tries to trick me into thinking it can get done fast. She also uses all kinds of lotions for aftercare and pain relief creams such as lidocaine and so on when required.
You could say I got lucky…but over the past year I have also been getting newer body hair growth (sides of stomach, upper back, NOSE (ugghhh) and am now balding so I feel quite unlucky overall. I want to try laser, but don’t have the money to waste on it if its not permanent. Maybe I will just go into some jungle and live with a tribe and never worry about all this bullshit:-)
FYI – I am a man and still hate this so I really feel for all the women who have a ton of body hair and scalp hair loss at the same time due to PCOS.
Iranianbuy, I get no ingrowns from electrolysis. I got some darkening of skin in my upper cheeks when my current electrologist tried that area one time, followed by on and off inflammation/boils/pimples in both upper cheeks in the treated areas. Dunno if it was ingrowns or just some weird reaction, although I never got it other areas I had treated.
Anyway, I am not going to even try electrolysis on my beard as it takes too much time and I have dark skin so I don’t want to risk more bumps. I do have very very fast beard growth that makes me feel tired for some reason and many of my pics show blackish cheeks despite daily shaving (plus I got dark circles under the eye due to genetics).
<b>My conclusion is that the best thing to do is try Saw Palmetto, Propecia and maybe Spiro if this hair thing bothers you a lot</p>. I have read messages from people who have seen major body hair reduction with each of these drugs.
None of these drugs seem to cause any life thereatening side effects either, although other bothersome side effects are possible. My electrologist has taken Spiro for most of her life since she is a transsexual!
I have given this a lot of thought and really do believe that the above route is better than laser or electolysis for a very hairy person – especially since it might also save your scalp hair.