Last year I had laser treatments for coarse hair on my chin. I started taking Yasmin about a month earlier. The HMO dermatologist that referred me represented laser treatments as a cure. He said it might take 2-3 treatments, but the results would be permanent. It seems from the Hair Facts site that the dermatologist misled me. This was a big investment for me, and it makes me angry that the doctor lied to me to drum up business for the “venture” part of the HMO.
I lost my job after the first treatment. A few months later, the hair grew back worse. The hair was higher up on one side of my chin than it was before. Also, a lot of coarse hair came in on the other side of my chin that had only had two or three follicles before the treatment. I also got some coarse hair in my mustache area, and I had never had coarse hair there before.
Since I lost my health insurance with my job, I also stopped taking Yasmin when the prescription ran out. Therefore, I don’t know whether my facial hirsutism got worse because of the laser treatment or because I stopped taking Yasmin. Does anyone have any idea which would have increased the hirsutism?
My cosmetic problem goes beyond hirsutism - areas of my chin have become permanently red and scarred from tweezing. It’s always been a problem for my social and working life - for example, I tend to keep my head down to hide my hirsutism. A permanent solution would have meant a lot to me, and I was willing to spend a few paychecks to do it. Instead, the supposed solution made the problem worse!!! I would really like to know whether the laser of the Yasmin caused the problem so I can complain about the HMO.