I noticed increased dark coarse hair growth on my chin and cheeks around a year and a half ago. I had my hormones tested but they found nothing unusual. Since then I’ve been on a waiting list to see a dermatologist and been having electrolysis.
My doctor said I could try using Vaniqa, which I did for around 6 months. The hairs definitely did decrease but I was unsure if this was as a result of the Vaniqa or electrolysis being effective (I’ve read that Vaniqa only works in a certain percentage of cases), so I decided to stop the cream and see what happened. As you can probably guess, the hair has grown back just as heavy (or even more - tho I didn’t take any photos and my memory of how things used to be is a bit fuzzy). I’ve started using the cream again and am waiting for it to take effect. In the mean time I’m having electrolysis twice a week for around 15mins to clear my chin hairs and the few I have on my cheeks.
My question is: Is it better to reduce the hair growth with the cream thereby extending the length of time one would need to have electrolysis (because the hairs grow back more slowly), or is is better to let the hair grow out at the normal rate and zap them all quicker?
I’ve been having electrolysis for a year and the growth seems to be no less than when I started (I reckon I might be becoming hairier and that’s why it seems to be getting more rather than less). I also find the cream gives me spots which I don’t like.
Any advice for me???