Less than 50 hairs on chest

First of all, please forgive the following questions, as I’m sure they’ve been addressed on this board a thousand times.

I’m a guy. I’m vain. I have less than 50 individual hairs on my chest that I want to remove permanently. I’m white/asian with black hair.

  1. Is electrolysis my best bet?

  2. What is the most effective electrolysis machine available to date?

  3. How long will one session take for such a low number of hairs?

  4. How much should I expect to pay for one session?

  5. How many sessions will it take to permanently remove each of the hairs?

  6. How much time between sessions.

  7. Any referrals for RI or MA practioners?

Thanks for your help.

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Many of us love to be in your boots my friend. With your situation, electrolysis is clearly your best bet and your sessions with a competent electrologist should be well less than an hour. Go find any electrologist practicing thermolysis and you should not have to go for many sessions within the required 9-12 month window.

Thanks for the quick reply. I hope I don’t come off as some unsympathetic idiot with such a trivial concern. I’m sure most people on this board have more relevant hair problems.

I know very well how a “serious” appearance issue can affect a person’s life. I’ve got some pretty bad acne scarring. I’ve done of lot of research on acne message boards and spent quite a bit of money trying to improve it without the greatest results. So I understand the frustration, pain, and depression that can come with trying to look “normal,” for many people.

Good luck to everyone on this board.

Thanks again to anyone who can offer me advice.

Here is the funny thing. If you had 50 hairs that were close together, your treatment time would be 5 minutes or less. It would take more time to do your consultation, prep the area and there could be no sample treatment, because the average sample treatment might be first clearance for you.

If you really have counted and you truely have only 50 hairs, then you will be doing about 10 minutes of treatment a month over 9 - 12 months.

I caution, however, that everyone who has ever told me that they had some ridiculously low number of hairs, did not in fact know the true number of hairs that they were talking about removing, and we found that taking out the largest of them, only served to make the next thickest batch of hairs more noticeable, whereas they were not previously something anyone paid attention to.

I hope your problem is only what you say it is. I concur, to risk Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation for the minimal results you would get compared to electrolysis in this situation would be pure outrageously expensive folly. It might even bit you on the butt, by causing more hair to grow in the treated areas.

You really don’t need to worry about best machines, as your problem will need only a skilled electrologist, and even a lousy one should get it good enough unless she/he was trying not to do a decnet job. Of course, you can do a search on the words “best machine” and see what comes up.