First off, I am glad to see that LHR and male beards are not a new combination. That means some info should not be hard to come by.
I have severe PFB problems, as well as sensitive skin. I cannot shave everyday without getting breakouts, bumps, pustules, and razor burn. If I shave every 4 days, I can avoid the razor burn, but not the other problems…they eventually manifest.
I have tried depilatories, waxing, special razors, all sorts of shaving products, many anti-PFB products, and so on.
I have located a reputable Dermatologist in my city that studied laser hair removal at Harvard. He’s very competitive with his prices, since he will only treat patients under his practice. So I’d be killing two birds with one stone: get a good derm and a good laser specialist.
Before I get too deep and commit to being his patient, I want some information from actual people who have had LHR performed on their beards. I used to simply think it could eventuall be lasered off, but some recent research has surfaced some disturbing facts.
Is it humanly possibly to remove the beard permanently? I mean, come on, it’s just hair. One LHR tech I talked to said that male hormones will regenerate the beard eventually and never ending touchups for the rest of my life would be needed. I know that hairs on the body are in different stages, and some hairs that were never visible can suddenly start growing. Is this what they mean? That new hairs will likely appear in the future? Like a few? Because if the entire beard grows back, LHR would be a big waste of time and money.
Some clinics have assured me that 3-5, maybe 6, treatments would suffice. I’ve heard people say that beards cannot be eliminated in under 8 to 12. That sounds scary.
p.s. I am a near 21 year old reasonably pale caucasian male with a black beard. The individual hairs are very dark from tip to root, and they’re thick as nails. But the # of visible/active hairs per square inch is rather sparse. Especially on my neck. My mustache is slowly filling in still, small fine hairs have filled in most of the patches.