Guillermo’s post gives me that familiar “hopeful, yet hopeless” feeling again.
I am a 29-year-old male with blond/light brown hair on my back that grew in about 7 years ago (much to my chagrin). I have not dared to go in public without my shirt on since, which is pretty sad. I was nearly ripped off by Softlight in the mid-90’s, but fought to get my money back (and won) before they folded. Test pusles for Photolysis HR have also proven to be completey ineffective for my color hair. Electrolysis was incredibly painful for me…even with topicals and even with numbing injections before my appointments. Epilators also proved too painful; I’ve read how some of the other members of this site use them (including you, Andrea) and I applaud you all for your ability to withstand pain!
So basically, I’m down to waxing and shaving, which are pretty lame options. Waxing makes me break out in a rash of ingrown hairs (and thus makes my back look WORSE), and shaving is an activity I cannot do alone successfully (given that the area in need of hair removal is one I can’t reach!)
Have I missed anything?? I’m really at my wit’s end with this problem. “They” have been promising a laser that will treat red, blond, and white hairs for a few years now, but I have yet to hear of it. Guillermo’s message gave me a glimmer of hope, but that method they are “guaranteeing” him does seem to have scam written all over it.
Do dermatologists realize that if they actually came up with a laser that WORKED, they would be billionaires? I’m just so tired of waiting, and of watching all the men out there who don’t have this problem run around with their shirts off. It really sucks.
Perhaps I should have posted this in the “Emotional Issues” forum; I don’t know that I’ve done much but outpour here.
Thanks for developing your site, Andrea, as well as this adjunct forum. I stumbled across it a year or so ago and have had it bookmarked ever since!