I’m a woman in my early 30s and have been having professional electrolysis treatment on the hairs around my nipple area for almost two years now.
In all the areas of my body where I’ve desperately tried to remove the hair over the years (by waxing, sugaring, plucking, home electrolysis) the hairs are now dark and coarse, and I know I’ve worsened the problem (I’ve never shaved my legs, where my hair has stayed quite blond and unnoticeable - besides which, my original blood tests didn’t show any hormone imbalance). The ‘bad’ areas are the line between my belly button and my pubic hair, which I wax; my underarms, which I’ve given up trying to shave because it just seems to spread the thick hair growth a little further each time - and the area around my nipples and between my breasts.
It’s the last of these areas which continues to really upset me; it makes me loathe myself, I feel so freakish and unfeminine, and I’m sure it’s the main reason why I can’t seem to get any enthusiasm for sex with my husband anymore.
I started off by having the electrolysis done on my chest every three weeks. Two years on, it’s about every four weeks. Regrowth means that there’s only about a week out of each month where I’m hair-free and can stand to even look at my own breasts. I feel as if I will never be rid of this disgusting hair, that I will never be allowed to be happy.
My question is, does anyone know how long the treatment will take to really have an effect? It seems that there is slower regrowth on the area between my breasts, where the skin is tauter, than there is on the breasts themselves, though I don’t know if this is just my imagination. This thing is making me so miserable. Please help.