First off, I would like to thank you, Andrea, for making this site. I know this might sound kind of weird, but I have always felt somewhat on the outside of everything because of my unwanted hair. But with your site, I feel completely comfortable, even if I’m just reading posts. So, THANK YOU.
OK, now my problem. I have suffered from facial hair since I hit puberty. Originally I did nothing about it, but then I started using creams to take it off at the end of my senior year in high school. I’m now 23 and just sick and tired of putting up with it. I can barely look in the mirror anymore. People have to stand at least 6 feet away from me in order for me to feel comfortable. If anyone gets their hands anywhere near my face, I totally freak out. I’ve let people take about 10 pictures of me in the last 6 years because I don’t want them to develop it and see the hair.
I’ve finally decided to get laser treatment. I’m going to do my face and neck and sideburns. I’m really only worried about my chin and upper lip, but I might as well do it all. Like a lot of people here, I feel victim to the “evil tweezers” and I’m addicted to them. I tried to stop tweezing for a week and I couldn’t stand it. I’m also really nervous about even calling up and making the appointment. I’ve even thought about telling my mom to do it for me (make the appointment) but I need to do it myself. I guess I’m just looking for some support on making the first step. I know, if it works, my life will be so much better. But when I even think about calling for the appointment, I just get too scared to pick up the phone. I know I’m babbling, but this is the first time in my life I’ve ever spoke to anyone about this problem (probably just like everyone here). I’m just scared.
Thanks for listening to me babble