Hi Seana. Thank you for sharing that with me =)
Yes, in fact I have done the testings and, while I don’t have cysts in my ovaries, the testosterone in my blood is a bit high (still within range, though). I am taking the birth control pill to keep it in check and I’m still trying to get my thyroid under check. Unfortunately everything dealing with hormones is a mighty slow process. I’m having new tests done in September.
The thing about the laser stimulation I had, though, I’ve heard people argue that it might not have been the laser doing this, except for a couple of things:
Until the laser sessions I’d never had any male pattern hair in that area, under my chin. I am positive of that. The place I was having those laser treatments done is, unfortunately, less than professional. I was just having the chin area done and just for a couple of stubborn hairs. They decided to expand the area to under my chin without asking me first. They just shaved the area and did their thing and that was it. Of course, then hairs started to get more noticeable there so I decided to keep having the area lasered, which was a very bad idea, of course, but I hadn’t known about electrolysis back then. I think they expanded the area because I kept asking them that, after 8 sessions the chin looked fine to me and I wanted to stop having laser there. That meant I would pay them one less area. I’m talking about a chain of laser clinics here that charge very cheap prices - I’m talking 20 € for upper lip, for example (reminds me of a fast food chain, but for laser hair removal.)
You see, they charge cheap but, of course, they are going to try and have the customers there for as long as possible by using very low settings in the laser. Unfortunately, I only learned of this later. Sure, they have tons of customers because they’re cheap but from what I’ve read in the Internet, this has happened to way more people than I can count. Using lower settings on a female face, some of them not even sporting dark coarse hair? Hm, that is not going to end up well for them. When I was there filling in the complaint form (what else can one do), there was a young girl who was going to do the sideburn area. She had light fuzzy hair there, it was light brown, thin. I tried to warn her against it but, in the end, she did it anyways. I can only expect in a couple of sessions she’ll be sporting a real problem there.
I am currently having laser in other body areas with a trustworthy professional. See, despite this happening, I still trust that laser is efficient, in the hands of actual professionals instead of trainees with a couple of days training in how to handle lasers.
Now, for electrolysis, I believe I am seeing results. Despite the fact my last session was in a month, I don’t see much regrowth (and the center area is practically hair free).
As for acne, yes, I’ve always had a bit, but nothing too extreme. My skin is oily, which doesn’t help. If the acne was anew thing I’d be worried, but I’ve been dealing with it my whole life. in fact, it’s improved since I’ve begun taking the pill.