Hello…First I would just like to thank those that support this forum. I have been reading posts for a while, and the first few times I did I cried. I have felt so alone and hiding my problem from everyone, so it is nice to know that there are poeple who understand! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
I want to join the Army. I have ALWAYS wanted to join the Army since I was very young, BUT…I am a woman with hair on my face and this has stopped me from joining in the past. I have stiff hair on my upper lip, chin and neck area under my chin and faint sideburns. I shave it everday and have been for about 8 years now. I use to pluck some, but heard that only makes it worse so I stopped doing that. I HAVE to shave it everday and cover it with makeup or it is very obvious. I finally decided I cannot live like this forever so I want to do something about it.
Okay…my question is if I start Electrolysis and go faithfully for 8 or 9 months, what will happen if I stop treatment and go to boot camp for 9 weeks?? Will the hair just grow back like normal and I will have to shave everyday?? I would continue treatment after the 9 weeks. There is NO privacy and NO time in boot to do this and even if I could get over my enbarrassment, the Army probably isn’t going to like how I look without shaving! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" />
My other option is Laser. Would this be better for the short term future to clear it off, the do Elec. on the rest later?? Money is not an issue! I just want this gone enough to go to boot camp and then continue treatment after.
Thanks for taking the time to read this. Any advise or info would be greatly appreciated!