Hi everyone, I have been battling excess hair growth ever since I was a little girl. I am 23 years old now and it has gotten much worse over the years. The hair on my head is thick, I am not overweight, I have very clear skin, my periods are very regular but I am VERY hairy. In my blood work, my androgen levels were a lot higher than the normal female so my endocrinologist put me on diane-35 and spironolactone 50 mg/day since he said I have late-onset CAH. And every 6 months, he will double the dosage if I am reacting well which I am so far.
Ever since December 2012, I have been taking these medications religiously and I have been noticing that my body hair takes longer to grow after I shave or pluck. Also, some of the dark hair on my breast/nipples and stomach are thinning out. Sadly, the area of least improvement is my facial hair which I read is common when taking anti-androgens.
About 3 years ago, I did 4 LHR sessions on my face but I did not follow my techs recommended schedule of having the sessions spaced out every 4-6 weeks. After that, I could not afford more sessions so I stopped and just kept shaving. However, I still have patches of no hair growth as you can see in the images.
Now, I am really serious about removing my facial hair. I just don’t know whether I should choose LHR or electrolysis. I know that people with coarse/dark hair and light skin are ideal candidates for LHR and I think I fit that bill. However, I am scared if the laser induces any further hair growth since it is possible it can happen on the face.
After looking at some facial hair removal with electrolysis, most had redness and scabs after their sessions. I am really not sure how I can deal with that if I go to school 5 days/week. Also, there is a chance for scarring which I think is the worse outcome.
I am just not sure if I should go with LHR or electrolysis for my face. Any advice/comments are appreciated.
Here is my facial hair COMPLETELY grown out with no plucking: