I’m a female 18 year old high school student, and I’m sick of dealing with excess hair. I wish more than anything else that I could just make it go away instantly.
I have brown hair on my upper lip, stomach, cleavage, aerolas, and toes. Dark, course have started popping up below my chin. Some areas are courser than others. I also have fine, blonde hair of varying lengths on my face, chin, nose, neck, and lower back.
For a year I tried laser on my upper lip, but it did nothing. That is when I started shaving it because they told me it made the laser more effective. For a couple of months I was getting electrolysis on my upper lip, and I saw a tiny amount of progress. I had to stop for a few months for financial reasons. Now I just can’t get my schedule to work with that electrologist anymore. She worked very slowly as well and would only do 15-20 minutes a week. Although I never had more than a couple hours of redness with her.
This weekend I tried a new place. I like what I see so far, but I’m not positive yet. She works more quickly and went for 25-30 minutes. Now I have tiny little scabs and some actual irritation though. I got it done yesterday morning. The redness went down almost completely that evening but returned last night along with the little scabs.
The hair has affected almost everything about myself. I NEVER feel comfortable talking to people up close, sitting next to them, etc unless it is dark. I have a great group of friends, but I feel incredibly awkward and embarrassed around them a lot. I HATE, HATE, HATE being in crowds especially if it is hot and my face starts sweating a little. I have not talked to anyone about my hair problems except my parents and sisters. I had friends over this weekend, and I almost had a panic attack when I saw the scabs on my face this morning. They were still at my house for awhile and applying make up just made my skin burn and get redder. I was SO embarrassed.
I know electrolysis works, but I know it’s a long process! Even though it is permanent, after reading these boards I realized I’m never going to be able to COMPLETELY rid myself of my excess hair.
I know I’m not alone, but to be honest, knowing other people are going through the same thing doesn’t make me feel much better. I want MY hair gone. I don’t know anyone my age with the amount of hair I have. Sure, some of my friends have a little peach fuzz, but you can’t even see it. I just want to be normal, roll out of bed with a soft, smooth face and not worry about trying to cover it up another day. It makes me late CONSTANTLY trying to just cover the hair up a little more.
I would love responses but basically I just needed to vent. I feel like a freak, and I cry about it a lot.