You would like to know if someone has had hair removal of the areas you described, via electrolysis. Well rest assured you’re making the correct decision. I have had all my hair removed from my back, shoulders and chest. And I had a lot of hair. You could pick me up by grabbing the hair on either my back or chest. Voila, I have not a strand of hair left today. I too have light skin, but I have a higher pain threshold level than a lot of males. I know, as I do electrolysis for a living and take pleasure in seeing the positive transformation in peoples lives once they get rid of the hair that bothers them. To get to the point, I went approx. 4 hrs. per week for the first year (that is, for 52 weeks consistently). Beginning the second year, I went for 2 hrs. per week (for 52 weeks nonstop). In the third year I went for 1 hr. per week for about 6 months, then really started to taper off to approx. two (2 hr. sessions per month for the following 6 months). So far this year (2004) I have gone for 3 hrs for a little cleanup here and there as I am fussy and precise. The moral of my story is that electrolysis absolutely does work, but, 1) You have to make the commitment before you start electrolysis that you are determined to get rid of your hair permanently for once and for all, and 2) once you have made the committment, do stick with the plan and schedule and you will be surprised at the changes you will see to your body, self-esteem, etc. etc. You must be consistent, do not quit. I had all flash thermolysis done. Yes it can hurt, but I have a high pain tolerance level, and I used mental prowess to overcome the burning brain nerve synapses. In other words you will learn to use mind over matter to help you through this. Because I know electrolysis, I knew what I wanted. I had many small bruises and pinpoint scabs which go away after a few days. But again I wanted the electrologist to hit me hard and fast. She did and the results are unbelievable. How would you like to have a chest and back that is smooth like a baby’s bottom. Point is, yes my friend if you can find a good, competent electrologist that you can work with then you should have no difficulty achieving the look you want. I wish you success and I know you will be very pleased with the results that electrolysis can do for you.