Hi everyone! Here’s my story, any help would be appreciated.
I’ve struggled with facial hair since I hit puberty. (I’m now 35). I used to have fine, dark hair on my chin and cheeks which LHR made 1000x worse! I stopped laser and for past 15 years, I’ve been shaving every morning and can still see a shadow.
I finally decided to try electrolysis and had 3 different consultations in the area I live (Bay Area/SF) and decided on one electrologist who has over 50 great yelp reviews and knows what she was talking about. She uses blend method and is very quick. She stays in each follicle for 2 seconds before moving to next and the hairs slide out without tugging. I know this because she hands me a mirror so I can watch her while she works.
The reason why I’m posting is because I don’t see progress. I’ve been on this forum for years and read all about the stages of hair growth and how it is new hair coming in, but shouldn’t I see some difference by now?
We started in September with 30 minute sessions which we increased to hour long sessions. It took total of 4 hours to reach first clearance with all hairs on chin/cheek gone. After that, I would go in for 1 hour sessions every 3 weeks to get full clearance.
09/06/19 30 minutes
09/12/19 30 minutes
09/19/19 30 minutes
10/03/19 60 minutes
11/01/19 45 minutes
11/12/19 45 minutes
REACHED 1ST CLEARANCE
12/4/19 45 minutes cleared all new hair
12/21/19 60 minutes cleared all new hair
01/16/20 60 minutes cleared all new hair
02/4/20 60 minutes cleared all new hair
02/28/20 70 minutes cleared all new hair
STOPPED: SHELTER IN PLACE
I’ve had a total of 10 hours over course of 5 months and see no difference and feeling discouraged. I’m not sure if I should be looking for a difference electrologist or if it’s too soon to tell and I should stick with this one. Any advice? I trust her work, she seems very knowledgable with 20 years experience.
This is what I looked like before I started electrolysis:
This is what I look like after 10 hours of electrolysis on chin/cheeks:
I should also mention, my hormones tested normal and I don’t have PCOS according to doctors.