As I’ve gotten older (I’m now 33), my beard has become more and more prickly, and it’s really hard to get it smooth, even right after shaving, especially around the chin. This keeps irritating my wife when we’re kissing and such, as well as scratching the kids. I’ve offered a trade - I’ll get a full beard removal for her, and she’ll get a full brazilian for me (she’s already a few treatments into a full laser course for everything else below the eyebrows, which is going well).
The goal would be complete removal for the entire beard area - no need to shave any more, and no poking, scratching, and abrading my family and sweetheart.
I’ve got quite pale skin and dark brown hair, which should make things easier, I gather.
I originally was just going to do my neck, where I’ve perennially had a lot of razor burn problems, and had my first treatment with a “Cool” something - CoolTouch?a few weeks ago.
It was quite uncomfortable but bearable, at a setting of 24 - I could go somewhat higher, I think, if needed. I didn’t do any anesthetic other than popping a couple Ibuprofen a few hours before. Got lots of those hair plug things, and a breakout of what looked like acne a week or so later. Since then, the area has felt quite a bit more sparse, but it’s really hard to tell.
I’m curious about what going for the full facial experience will be like. A few questions:
Roughly how many treatments should I expect for complete elimination? The center offers a flat fee for a three year guarantee, so that’s more a question of scheduling than cost.
Is full elimination a practical goal? Would there always be some spare hairs? New hairs coming in?
After a lasing, would I have to skip shaving for a few days because of the irritation?
How bad are the outbreaks likely to be after?
Would the pain be more intense in areas with denser hair than the neck, like around the chin.
Any thoughts about where to end the sideburns? Just pick a good average for the fashions of the last few decades - I’d be living with them for hopefully quite a few decades to come.
Anything I should know about this that I haven’t asked?