</font><blockquote><font size=“1” face=“Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif”>quote:</font><hr /><font size=“2” face=“Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif”>Originally posted by cette:
<strong>How to manage the hairs if I cannot pluck or wax the hairs in between sessions?
The thought of shaving or letting them grow makes me feel extrememly anxious.
I have read that you are supposed to only shave or trim the hairs for a few weeks between treatments, but for me - this is not really viable.
I am not sure if I am overreacting (afraid to shave for fear of cutting myself as I did when I was 10, or having permanent '5 o’clcok shadow) or if it’s just I don’t want to do a ‘masculine’ thing.
How did others cope? This is not one of two stray hairs I am talking about.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size=“2” face=“Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif”>I coped by shaving. I didn’t like it at first either, but got used to it. The hair can be very short and it can still be treated.
And I shave in between treatments too, when the hairs that haven’t been killed grow back.
It has been worth it, the hairs that grow back are so much LESS obvious than before I started laser.
And you don’t have to use foam. I use my water soluble skin cleanser and a razor.
Seems to me you have to decide what is more masculine feeling for you, a few minutes of shaving so that you prep for laser and get rid of the hair, or facial hairs that never really get taken care of and that you still have to pluck and never really taking care of the problem in a permanent manner and keeping up with plucking (which made my skin look a lot worse than shaving ever did, since you can NEVER get all of those hairs!)
You won’t have to shave forever if you get all of the hair permanently removed, it will be a temporary situation, but if you pluck, you will still be plucking years from now.
Also, it is none of my business, but if you have that much growth (don’t feel bad, I did too which is why I got laser in the first place) I hope you’ve looked into the cause to see if there is a medical issue going on? For me it was PCOS, but for you, it could be another reason. Whatever you decide to do about the hair, your health is more important, so I urge you to find out, if you haven’t already, what is going on, if anything, with your endocrine system that is causing this in the first place.