I’ve been using the board for a while as part of my quest to remove the abdomen and back hair i’ve been blessed with. A I have now tried a couple of different methods, and will shortly start electrolysis, I thought my experiences may help some people who are thinking of, or are already, going through the same journey. For general information, I am a 28 year old male with light skin and dark hair (although reddish in small areas).
In the middle of last year I reached the point that many others will recognise whereby I really had to do something about body hair which I found unattractive and frankly took far to long to dry after showering
Given that the most “in your face” method of achieving this is laser (they seem to have the advertising market well cornered), that’s what I began with. At that point I had not researched things nearly well enough in hindsight, but then we live and learn.
After 6 sessions on my back with a Coolglide laser I decided, although did not want to admit, that things were not going particularly well and that either it was never going to work, or would take a long time, lots of cash and even more pain.
As of a few days ago, the hair on my back was more dense than before although I would concede that the diameter of the hairs has probably reduced.
I had also started work on my abdomen, with a Lightsheer Diode XC, but now I can see the same regrowth signs as before. And treatment with this one REALLY hurts (i’m not very good with pain)!
I’ve now got into the frame of mind whereby, I am prepared to play the long game if I can be reasonably confident of the end result. I have found an eletrologist in my local area with a good reputation and will have the following performed
Waxing on my back due to some residual hyperpigmentation from laser treatment. When it has died down I will commence eletrolysis
Electrolysis on the back of my arms (tricep region) and on my chest.
Hopefully Electrolysis on my abdomen depending on how my skin truns out from the most recent laser treatment
Having had the first waxing session on my back I must say how surprisingly easy it was (little pain and a very nice result). I’m due for my first Electrolysis session this week (using blend) and will be sure to let you know how I found it.
I have left lots of details out as the message is long enough anyway but would be happy to answer any questions or provide additional detail if requested.