Hi! I soooo wish I had known about this website earlier. Thanks to Andrea for the idea and for keeping this thing up and running! You’re doing a great job!
So, my story goes like this: I’m in my early 20s and started going to this very professional clinic here that uses the “Ellipse” method. I haven’t seen any posts on here about it, so I thought I’d ask. Is it similar to the Epilite method, I wonder…?
Anyway, I’ve had two treatments on my whole face done and two additional (ie. four in total) on my upper lip over the course of one year. Instead of making me more confident, I feel like this has just robbed me of even more self-confidence, etc etc (refer to some of the other posters with similar experiences).
The hair on my face and chin grew SO much that I had to wear turtlenecks for the last 6 weeks. When I finally went to talk to them at the clinic after the holidays, they said that the entire process for hair removal should take around 3-4 years!!! In the beginning, another lady at the clinic said I would be done in about 1 year!
I got really irritated and upset and didn’t know what to do. My mother urged me to stop going to them because the hair that grew back was (I’m not kidding) ten times worse than what was there to begin with. So I went and had my face waxed last week. (Broke out totally but it was a week ago and now it’s almost cleared up… not something I’ll do again, but I needed to get the hair out.)
Since waxing last week, I feel like a new person. (Interesting side note: During the last six weeks, even though my SKIN was perfectly smooth, I had all this hair on my face and, no guy had even looked at me twice. Now however, despite having a rash ALL OVER my face from the waxing and scabs on my upper lip, I just got hit on by a complete stranger. What does that tell us about society???)
Anyway, I’m afraid this shadow might appear on my upper lip… it WASN’T THERE last year before I started my treatments but it appeared over the course of time because I kept shaving! I hate that!
What do I do, folks? Should I wait a while and go back to the clinic for more treatments and feel like SH*T between treatments and lose out on my personal life every 5-7 weeks? Or does someone know of any better laser methods? Is there a risk in changing apparatus, say from Ellipse to Light Sheer, ie. going to another clinic with a different method?
If you’ve read through this far, please respond… It means a great deal to have this independent forum where we can discuss this!
Thanks a million! K.