Is there really hope for me?

Hi all,

(English isn’t my first language, please don’t laugh <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />…)

I am so glad I found this website.

I am a 29 yr-old brunette and I’m very hairy. I’ve been waxing my legs (full legs) for more than 10 years. I also wax my arms up to the shoulder. I am so hairy that I don’t know where to stop! To give you an idea, my hairs are not as coarse as my boyfriend’s hairs, but I have definitely as many as he has on his arms and legs. My thighs are a disaster and I feel my bikini area is spreading at the speed of light!

I would love to do electrolysis but I wonder how long it would take to get rid of all the hairs on my thighs, for example. Months? Years? I fear I would have to do it for many years, meaning it would end up being the same thing as waxing. Plus, I am so hairy I feel it would cost me millions!

Let’s say I would go for my thighs. My main concern is this: I read that we shouldn’t use another method in between electrolysis appointments. But since I doubt that someone could treat all the hairs in one appointment (as waxing would do), would I always be stuck with “half-hairy” thighs in between appointments meaning I would never be able to show my legs until the whole treatment is over?

I am starting to get very depressed about all this <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" />

Thank you for your help.

Ok let me try and help here. First off, yes there is hope. Second, you speak (or at least write) English very well.

If the hair is dark enough you might benefit from a few rounds with laser first. If that does not work, which it may or may not, you can always count on electrolysis. The science of electrolysis will guarantee that it works any and every time, provided that you have an electrologist who knows what they are doing. Laser will reduce the thickness and amount of hair making electrolysis easier in the end.

The only reason it would take years is if you hardly ever go, or is if your electrologist treats you about 15 minutes at a time, sparsely over your body. If you go at it aggressively the first two months, you will be coasting through after that more or less.

Since you said it covers nearly your entire body, you might want to concentrate on a specific area first. For instance, start with the arms initially. Once it shows progress you could move onto, say, the bikini area.

Being a female and having as much hair as your describe (or perceive), some might consider that you visit your doctor and have your hormones checked first. I’m not sure on this one though. It could just be hirsuitism, in which electrolysis is the route your doctor would probably recommend.

Where you are located will also determine what kind and what quality of treatment you could seek.

Lastly, your boyfriend obviously does not mind so that is a plus. Don’t let something like this take control over your life. I’ve been there and trust me, its not worth the worry. But yet, in short (or long), there is hope and you can be permanently cleared of any hair that plagues you. Yes, you do have to worry about money - its a shame because I always thought “the best things in life are free” - but if you budget right, look at the end goal, and stay focused, you will probably end up saving money as opposed to shaving or waxing for the rest of your life.

Hope this helps you. Best of luck…

Thank you MD.

I’m in NYC. Everything being so expensive here, I will have to do some serious research. Thank you so much for your advices. You are right, it shouldn’t take over my life. But it’s so much maintenance, it’s driving me crazy.

No, it isn’t hirsutism…I’ve seen women as hairy as I am and they don’t seem to think it’s such a big deal. Not every woman wax their arms, and I’ve seen hairy forearms out there! But I just can’t do it. My thighs are the worst. I just can’t wear shorts unless my legs have been waxed a week or 2 before.

I know I sound a bit too dramatic but I’m sure hairy women will relate…

Thanks again.

Hi Gen,

I can relate! I started electrolysis several weeks ago - initially starting on my upper lip and then I had my bikini done (one clearing and still no new hairs showing yet), and last week I started on the back of my thighs. I really can’t recommend this method highly enough. I feel my life is changing - for the better!

I wouldn’t recommend laser at all. The long term health effects are still not known and by the time you finish with it, you may as well have done electrolysis by a fast and competent practioner.

Best of luck and keep us up to date with your progress!


Being in NYC you should be ok because several people have posted on here good reports about several electrologists in that area, and a few of those actual electrologists have posted on these boards. If you have someone who is really fast, the cost will actually work out to be cheaper than a slow electrologist who charges less per hours. Its the amount of hairs per hour, not the price per hour, that will make the largest difference. (I think I said that right.)

Getting the arms done first might make sense as you will probably see progress first since the area isn’t so dense as say a man’s beard or chest. But the bikini area is a private area so you would be able to keep it concealed and decide for yourself if you like the progress and appearance.

Don’t worry about being dramatic or stressed, we all are in some way.

Glad we could help. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />

i am a 19 year old girl and iam extremely hairy. and i dont konw what to do about it anymore. i cant wear the kind of clothes i want to and i just feel like this all has ruined my life. i am very hairy and have hair on my front(stomach) and back.basically my whole body! and its very disturbing. I am goin to be engaged soon and my boyfriend still doesnt konw about any of this.i dont konw what todo.what i am asking much does electrolysis cost? how expensive is it? i have to get it done. money is a big issue for me since i am goin to college and already lot of money going for my education but i feel like i have to do something about this or i woudlnt be able to get married…please help meeee…i live in virginia…if you konw anyone who can advice me…please let me konwwww…thank you so much… and i really hope you are doing well and ur results are showing good…hope to hear from you soon…