I called a clinic that does plastic surgery, different skin treatments and also the Blend method of hair removal. At first I thought that they wouldn’t be so good at the Blend thing becuase they do so many other things. But then I called and got to speak with the woman performing Blend and basically the information she gave me was a summary of all the information about different electrolysis methods (galvanic, thermolysis and Blend) on this forum. I asked about scarring and she answered that it is her job to make sure I don’t get scarrs by adjusting the settings to what my skin can take and also use good technique. Also she told me about redness and swelling and that she will put on cortisol and that it will resolve. She sounded very knowledgeable - do you think this a good place to go to?
You may want to ask what machine they use and the persons years of experience.Then if you are happy with that give it a try for maybe an hour, and see how it goes?
What area were you planning on getting done?
The practitioner seems to be experienced and also she is maybe 50-60 years old , but I haven’t really asked her - but I will do that. Regarding the machine, I don’t know that much about machines and stuff.
I’m going to treat some new grown hair above my collarbones and towards the sides of my neck. I believe this new hair growth is due to the IPL-treatments I have had on my back and shoulders because I have never had hair that high up, on the sides of my neck. It’s not very much hair and not very coarse, and I hope I can get rid of them without destroying my skin which is rather sensitive (at least to shaving).
If you find the name of the machine and model someone here may know if it is a good machine or not.
My practitioner is also an older woman.
I have found the neck area to be very sensitive in my case. You may just want to do a trial. If the hairs are not too thick you may be OK, as the current needed will not be as high.
I will ask about the machine Aliciadarling.
You say that your neck area is very sensitive, does this mean that you have got bad scars?
I read that you have removed most of you facial hair, have you gotten many scars on your face from that?
I found the neck treatments to be painful perhaps because the skin is not as thick and the hairs there are thick. I can only tolerate so much work at a time there. I also got red marks which went away, but could last a week or two.
With the face, I don’t think I have any scarring.At first I had swelling, but now I don’t get that anymore since the hairs are much less densely packed. I had 10 laser sessions with Lightsheer first, now 92 hours of electro so far. My frontal throat area on the neck is the last section with any growth I would call noticeable , and it takes several days for that to grow to a visible length which can only be seen if someone is really close up.
Your body allocates nerves based on the importance of possible damage to an area being struck, or punctured. How do you think the neck rates on that scale?
That sounds logical mr James. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" />
I’m going to do a test treatment with Blend on three hairs that has suddenly grown on a otherwise hair free are at the side of my neck and see if they will be gone. I hope they will be killed because otherwise it will feel like one can never win the hair-battle <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" />
Also I don’t know why these three hairs has suddenly grown on my neck. I think maybe it is becuse of the IPL-treatments I am undergoing, but then I think that maybe that kind of laser/IPL induced hair growth would be more abundant and happen in a more regulated manner. And then I think that maybe it is because I have started to go to the gym regularly the past 3 months and becuse of that my testosteron levels are elevated. Or maybe I am just cursed, I never thought I could start growing hair on my neck, and now when these hairs have grown I am thinking that maybe a houndred more will grow! It’s like a sickness thinking about this.
Many people experience increased hair growth as a result of Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation treatments. I understand that reduction is enough for some people, but the big “if’s” of LASER treatment are the reason most electrologists recommend against it.
Rest assured that any hair you do grow can be removed by electrolysis.
I hope you are right mr James.
But some sporadic hairs should be easy to get rid of, shouldn’t it? I mean, I don’t want to go back for touch up treatments all my life like the transgender women who write about their experience. Even if a get like 100 hairs on my neck, is it possible to remove them and then never have to worry about them?
If you are doing electrolysis, and your practitioner gets to the point where she/he is able to clear the entire area every time you go in, and you go on the proper schedule, you will have a final conclusion where there is no more hair to remove.
Besides, I think you must call this a succes when you figure that we started with 400 to 500 hairs per square inch from the breast bone up and into the chin, and growing back to the ears,and down past the hairline on the sides of the neck.
Yes that is really remarcable (I don’t know if I’m spelling right, sorry).
But it seems like many who describe their success still are undergoing electrolysis treatments. I mean, how is this womans face going to look in like 3 years (I do understand that men grow more and more facial hair with time though)?
Also, about my sporadic hairs on my neck, do this few hairs indicate that my neck is going to grow a lot more hair or can you just have some sporadic hairs growing without it having to be an epedemic? I am 22 years old.
Is there any medication a man can take to reduce hair growth without wanting to change sex? (I am satisfied with beeing a male)
You could try Vaniqua, but it is usually just prescribed for women, and may not work as well on men.
Anything you take internally to counteract the DHT (dehydrotestosterone) will also counteract your masculinity somewhat. You would become less virile, and probably lose some muscle mass. The antiandrogens don’t seem to effect hairgrowth on the face that is already established though. It may help to thin out body hair however.
I think that you should also expect more hair growth as you get older, even in places like the ears.
I have been going for facial electrolysis for over 2 years now, and things are much improved.
Thankyou for your answer Aliciadarling.
Have you been taking antiandrogens? Do you get light voice and develop breasts? And is the effect on body hair significant?
About your electrolysis, do you know of any transgender woman who has removed her facial hair and it has been gone permanently? Like for ten years or something?
I am on anti-androgens and estrogen. They don’t effect your voice, but do cause breast growth and fat redistribution along female lines, as well as softening the skin. Once we have had SRS though, anti-androgens are not generally required since the testosterone factory has been
silenced by the hit-man. Estrogen should be continued, and some take progesterone if they can get their doctors to prescribe it. Mine won’t!
Body hair thins out to more female levels in time, but it can take one or more years.
I think that most transsexual women who have had electrolysis are hairfree afterwards, but some maintenance is occasionally needed for scattered hairs. There could be some new hairs developing over time, but not a lot.