Firstly, I just wanted to say thank you to all of the brave souls who have posted on this site - your journeys have given me the courage to begin my own!
I wanted to share my electrolysis experience in hopes that this community could give me some suggestions, advice, support, etc. Like many of you, I haven’t seen the results I expected, so it’s a constant battle of deciding what would be the right next step. To give you some background, I started noticing thicker hairs on my chin when I was 22 years old. Fast forward three years, and I found myself with two thick patches (about 60 hairs each) on my chin and other dark hairs sprouting along my neck and jawline. I had been plucking and waxing previously, but this totally startled me and I decided to go to an endocrinologist. My testosterone levels were higher than normal, and she put me on Spironolactone. I also decided that electrolysis would be the right choice for me. I live in central VA and don’t have a lot of options, but I found a certified electrologist in the area, and she seemed knowledgable and kind. She also has 25+ years of experience. I started seeing her bi-monthly (once every two weeks) back in August 2018. My first clearance took an hour, the next few sessions took 45 minutes, and now I’ve plateaued at a steady 30 minutes per session. I’ve definitely noticed some improvements (hair grows back slower, thinner, blonder) but I still have a pretty significant amount of hair on my chin. I just counted about 35 hairs in one of the patches, and I have my next appt on Thursday. When I did my initial research about timelines, sites suggested it would take 8-18 months for full clearance. I’m well into my 9th month and do not see an end in sight… Any suggestions or thoughts? My electrologist seems to know what she’s doing, but sometimes I do not feel a zap (maybe 5-10 times per appt). Is this something I should bring up?
Waiting for the day when I can touch my chin and feel smoothness!