The title of this thread is inspirated from “Diary of a European guy”, that gave me great hope.
My hair problems started when I was around 15 years. I quickly began to shave, wax and use depilation creams to get rid of the hairs. I think I must have tried literally everything on the market, all the products out there that promised amazing results. When I think back, one of the most ridiculous products must have been a kind of sandpaper that you would rub against your skin. The results promised was a hair free skin for several weeks and after continous use also permanent reduction of hairs. (Of course, this product only resulted in skin irritations and pimples).
My experience with laser started when I was 16.
I wanted a permanent result and laser seemed to promise this.
I was treated by a Diode laser 4 times over a year and was told that each treatment would give about a 20% reduction in hairs. The areas treated was back, neck, shoulders, upper arms, stomach and chest.
The treatments didn’t give any results, and I was told that my hairs didn’t respond to the treatments the way they should.
I had payed for nothing, and there was no chance of getting a refund. She said it was my body that was the problem.
I refused to believe this and went to another laser clinic.
I was told I was the perfect candidate because I had dark hairs and light skin (in reality I have typical scandinavian medium blonde hairs and by nature a tanned skin), but I trusted the technician.
They used an Alexandrite laser. I had 5 sessions, with treatments every 3 months.
Again, this only resulted in a big amount of money spent on absolutely nothing at all.
After another failure of laser and another technician telling me the problem was me and my body, I went back to waxing and shaving thinking there was no permanent solution to my problem.
A year later, by a coincidence, I came accross an IPL clinic. I spoke to the technician. She reassured me that with 4-8 treatments of her IPL device I would be permanently hair free. I was also given a big discount for all the areas I wanted.
I had 10 sessions. No results.
A huge amount of money, time and hope down the drain.
(However, with some help I managed to get a 100% refund of this money, but this is another story).
I continued to live my life waxing and shaving.
Then I came across the great “Diary of a European guy” on this forum and discovered the amazing results of electrolysis.
I began to search for electrologists in my area (and later, also neighbour countries). There wasn’t many, and the majority only confirmed the information I had recieved before; electrolysis only is suitable for a small area, it would take several years to finish and cost an enourmous amount of money for the areas I wanted treated.
One electrologist actually adviced me to search for a laser clinic.
After failures of laser and IPL I had problems trusting a person with the task to permanently remove my hairs, and I decided that the only hands I would trust were the ones writing this amazing diary.
This have turned out to be one of the best decisions I have made and the beginning of a success story.
I made my first journey to Josefa, the author of “Diary of a European guy”, in october and I am soon finishing the second trip now.
The work of Josefa is spectacular. She is amazingly skilled and such a wonderfull person. Her passion for electrolysis is highly contagious. She has already changed my life with the results of her work so far.
I know she didn’t want me to write about her in this thread, but I can’t help not to. She can never get enough credit for her unique work. Anyone to be treated by her is extremely lucky.
This is the beginning of my own diary. I will soon upload photos of the results so far.
I hope my story can help someone