First time electrolysis questions in NY

I am thinking about getting electrolysis around my nipple area. I started plucking those hairs when I was about 15 (I didn’t know plucking is what makes them grow back coarser!), and now I have about 50 that are pretty dark. In the last year, they have also become prone to being ingrown, and I started to think about electrolysis when one of these ingrown hairs left a scar.

I have a few questions that I hope someone can answer for me: 1. Is this an area more prone to side effects than others? I’d imagine breast tissue is pretty sensitive, though it never really hurt when I plucked it. 2. Would anyone know the period of time I’d have to be treated over? Would it be weeks, months, years? As I said, the hairs are dark, but I’d be happy if they became just lighter and thinner rather than gone completely. 3. Does anyone have any recent recommendations for someone who could do this in the NYC area? I see that Maria Vega has been recommended, and the place in Great Neck is in the recommendations threat-- any others?

Thanks so much for your help! I really don’t know who else I can ask at this point because it seems no one I know has ever had it done.

In a moment of selfishness, I’d say head out to Great Neck and try it out because I want to know how superb they are since I am pondering going there while I’m in the area next spring. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" />

But yes, electrology in that area is not a problem at all to electrologists, as many on here have attested - both from the consumer side as well as practitioner accounts. The plucking is likely what caused the increase in hair, but electrolysis will put that to rest and kill the hair-producing follicles. Scarring is a possibility if you do not follow aftercare procedures or if you have an electrologist who isn’t quite sure what they are doing.

To make a long post shorter, if you are thinking of electrolysis, go for it. And be thankful for the geographical locations of yourself and the physical location of your hair battles.

You will have every hair on your breasts removed in the first session, and you will be easily able to keep it that way with periodic appointments spread out over 9 to 12 months. At first, you may go two weeks in a row, but then you will be hair free for about 3 weeks, and then 4 to 6 weeks, and then longer.

Breasts are one of the easiest areas to treat, and most clients report that it is an amazingly comfortable place to have work done.

Thanks for the fast answers! “Amazingly comfortable” would be great, though I’d settle for safe, sterile, and effective <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

It may take me a while to actually go schedule an appointment because I’m painfully slow when it comes to finding myself a new health specialist, but if and when I do I’ll be sure to post my opinions on the electrologist I use here.

I finally got some time to make an appointment with my dermatologist, who recommended Shizuka in midtown for electrolysis. Has anyone had any experience with Shizuka and the spa? I made a preliminary appt with them in November.

hi there
I havn’t had any experience with Shizuka but I just wanted to let you know I am getting the same thing done as you. Right now I am 17 and the hair on the breasts was driving me crazy! I’d say when I was about 15 as well I started plucking after I had been shaving for a while then I just got fed up. So I decided to get electrolysis done. My hairs were pretty thick and coarse too. At first I was a bit scared but I’m into my third month and Im completely comfortable with the procedure and my electrologist. It doesn’t hurt there as much as the face does…and she uses a much higher setting. Well I already see a difference…so its all good now…just gotta be patient now and wait for it to all be gone forever!

Good luck to you!

I am also having this done and right now I’d say I’ve had maybe 7 treatments spread out about a month apart and the hair is so fine that it’s having trouble poking up through the skin now and I get a few ingrowns, nothing major and Tend Skin takes care of it right away. My session are about 5 minutes for the breasts once a month now, pretty good I’d say…oh and the hairs are much finer than they used to be.

Thanks for the confidence <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> I actually kept getting my consultation appointment rescheduled, so I’m finally going to go this weekend… we’ll see how it goes.