I am new here, and I was hoping I could get some advice. I am 21 years old on a quest to get my sex changed to a woman (note: I haven’t started hormone therapy as of yet…). My biggest roadblock right now is hair removal.
I have been going to a electrology school for treatment since March 2007, approximately 3 hours per week @ $15.00 per hour (23+ hours so far). They tell me it will take 2 yrs to be finished completely.
03/01/2007 - 15min
03/08/2007 - 1 hr
03/16/2007 - 3 hrs
04/13/2007 - 3 hrs
05/12/2007 - 3 hrs
05/26/2007 - 3 hrs
06/02/2007 - 3 hrs
06/06/2007 - 4 hrs
07/14/2007 - 3 hrs
All of the treatments are done by senior students, and I always have a different student working on me; because they are students they tend to move pretty slow (mustache= 1hr & 30 min, half of a sideburn= 1hr & 30 min). I have some scarring and a lot of re-growth in areas that they have already done; needless to say I am not too happy with the results.
I am considering doing laser, as I have found a pretty good deal, much less time and money than what I am spending now. Not to mention the fact that they work with two medical doctors. They also told me that they have never had a client come in to have an area re-done after the required treatment time of 6 appointments per area. They also said that they will remove my entire beard, mustache, and neck (beardline) each treatment. They even gave me a free test patch, and compared to electrolysis it is painless.
For my entire beard
*6 treatments @ $1600.00
*12 payments of $145.00 after that.
*2 year guarantee= if any hair at all comes back within 2 years after the last treatment they will remove it for free.
Does anyone have any advice at all?
Should I seek a professional Electrologist, and spend more money?
Should I opt for Laser Hair Removal?
My biggest concerns are time, and funds. I really need to begin hormone therapy as soon as possible, I am getting terribly desperate. I cry almost every day, and I feel like I am going to go through a complete mental breakdown if this hair doesn’t go away. Help!