I am so grateful to the people who have taken time to write about their electrolysis experiences on this website. Thank you all so much! It is great to know there are others with similar problems, and it has given me hope that there is light at the end of the tunnel when it comes to my own facial hair problems.
I am female, 26 years old, fair skin and dark hair. I can’t remember a time when I didn’t have to spend lots of time plucking, shaving and bleaching. I have dark, coarse hair on my chin, neck and side of face. The hairs grow back quickly and give me stubble by the afternoon. Plucking the hairs on my chin has almost become a full-time job and it was damaging my skin. I also have discolouration, particularly on my chin, as you can see the hairs just under the surface.
So…I’ve given up plucking for good and started electrolysis last week. My practitioner is using an Apilus machine and I am going to go for 2 sessions a week for 30 minutes each. I was pleased with the results after the first 30 minute session yesterday. Of course the hairs are already growing back but it gave me a taste of what it might be like in several months time when my hair is more under control (I hope!).
The treatment didn’t really hurt at all. Only a few of the hairs were very slightly painful when they were removed. The worst part was growing my hair before the treatment. I don’t like having to go outside (particularly to work) with visible facial hair, but I am doing my best to hide the hair on my neck (wearing my hair down) but there’s not much I can do about the obvious hair on my chin. I have reached the point where I am willing to put up with this in the hopes that I can have some permanent results in the future.