daughter wants hair removal...which form would be best?

my almost 13 y.o. daughter is beginning to feel self-conscious at her apparent moustache. It is getting dark and is on both corners of her upper lip. She would like to have it removed. I’m all for having it removed–no teenager needs MORE to worry about <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
WOuld taking her to a salon for waxing be best, or would you recommend electrolysis? Something else? I don’t know if her age matters for results or ability to use the products.
Thanks in advance for any replies.

You are such a wonderful mother to want to help your daughter through this. I began to have extra hair growth at 13 too and was very self-consious. I had my mother wax mine. However, not that I am older and wiser, I have found that electrolysis is much better for me. It is permanent and your daughter will never have to worry about her hair again… unless she has more hormonal changes. I only wish my mother and I knew about electrolysis at that age. It can be painful and expensive, but waxing is also painful and a hassle. Plus, over time it is not good for your skin. Just remember to be consistant with appointments to get the best results. It takes about nine months of appointments to get full clearance. At first you will probably go every week for an hour to a half an hour and then appointments will taper as the hair becomes less dense and grows slower. This may seem a littl daunting at first, but stick with it and you and your daughter will see results. Most of all, she will feel good about herself, which I believe is a must during the hormone-raging teenage years. A good electrolygist is one that is lisenced, has some experience and is professional. The electrolygist should explain everything to you and make one feel comfortable. Shopping around for one isn’t such a bad idea. If I missed anything anyone, please feel free to add. Good luck to you and your daughter!

Depending on where these people are located (and since they are in violation of my pet peeve and did not fill in their location like sooooo many of the rest of you, we can’t direct them properly) they may not have any such thing as an electrolysis license in their area. Even in a place where there is licensing, it is no certification that the people practicing in the licensed state are better than those in the unlicensed state next door, or that one licensed practitioner has equivalent skill to the one down the street.

Some people prey on this idea and get licensed in a state they don’t live in, and practice in an unlicensed state (where their license is technically invalid and beyond the perusal of the state of issuance) just so they can alarm potential customers against the idea of even trying out anyone else in the state, because after all, they are all unlicensed! (neat marketing ploy huh?)

No matter where you live, you have to go get as many sample treatments and consultations as you can before you choose who you will trust your skin to.

Mom, if I were you, I would do the consults and sample treatments on my own, and save my kid the trouble, and when I pick the jewel of the bunch, I would then take my kid in to that one only.

NOW PUT YOUR LOCATION IN YOUR PROFILE! (and that means the rest of you too!<whip cracking>)

someone on this site may know of the perfect person to do your work, and you are denying yourself of that help.

So sorry James… silly me didn’t even think to put my location. Thanks for the reminder though.

I hope it shows now.

Location is visible now.

whip is put away, and cuddly James returns now. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

Really, the location part is SO very important, I don’t know why this is such a problem for most people to just fill it in.