Hormonal Problems and Electrolysis? (? for James W.)

So i’ve been reading this site pretty thorougly and am still confused about something. I’m 20 years old, I have a fine layer of hair all over my body and face and in my side burn area it’s very thick. So I’m giong to get my blood tests, my doctor wrote down various tests such as testastarone (sp?), and free testastarone and certain other things. Now my question is…should i start electrolysis as soon as possible and then worry about the hormonal stuff in a couple of weeks? or should i do the tests first, get prescribed medicine, and then start electrolysis? The question for James W. is that I read in another thread that you wrote you’d prefer just getting electrolysis maintenance for the rest of your life rather than take pills for the rest of your life. But wont the electrolysis not even work on me if I do have hormonal problems, and are pills the only way out? I mean if i can do electrolysis forever, only visiting 3/4 times a year, I’d prefer that over pills. So sorry about the length, I’m just extremely confused right now.

Electrolysis will work regardless of your hormones. What the imbalance does is thicken hairs that are already there, and create new hairs where there were none.

Let’s say that a person had an imbalance, AND got perfect treatment, and the most aggressive treatment schedule. That person would hit the point of being finished in 9 to 18 months. after that, all the hair they have would be new hair that never grew before. If you grew 4 new hairs per square inche every 3 months, you would be removing about 100 hairs per total clearance in the final stages. That would leave about 100 hairs to remove per visit.

Thanks for the quick response!

The thing is though…if I have it all over my body does it make sense to do only elecrolysis? I mean if I’ll be growing hair all over my body for the rest of my life, wouldn’t the touch ups of electrolysis forever be too much since they’d be everywhere? I mean should I even bother with getting blood tests and hormonal tests? (since they are kind of expensive). Thankfully I live near Fino Giors office, so that solves half the problem lol. Sorry for all the annoying questions, and I truly appreciate any/all responses.


If some of your body hair is caused by a hormonal imbalance then correcting that will help reduce your body hair. If you lower your testosterone level to normal it will reduce your body hair over time. Increased testosterone level can also result in hair loss on the scalp too, so it is best to find out now.


There are so many things that an hormonal imbalance could damage that the hair problem is a small thing. You need to know if you are imbalanced so that you can get healthy.

Thank you so much to the both of you. You both have really cleared up some doubts and some questions. I appreciate it alot <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif" alt="" />

Hundreds of times I would see patients I have completed 20 to 30 years ago. They come in with hair all over their faces except for the the areas we treated years ago: lip, sideburns, and chin are without one hair! This proves that once a hair follicle is destroyed, that’s it for life. The new hairs come from untreated hair follicles.

I am sure other colleagues have seen the same phenomina.

Yes, I certainly have seen that, both from people that I have worked on, and people who had work done 20 years ago, and come to me for something else because they remember how well electrolysis worked all those years ago.