I took a look at the three pics you posted of yourself. Brought back memories of almost exactly how I used to look. My frontal pics would look almost precisely as yours do. Only my back was like that as well and I had more hair on my shoulders than I see in your pics. My front, back and shoulders are completely hairfree today.
Anyway if this is any consolation to you as per your query of a timeframe, I can only use myself as an example. The time it took for my hair to be permanently removed, spanned a period of two and one half years. That is, just over 30 months. I was under the filament for a 2 hour period twice a week. So that’s 4 hours per week. The odd occasion I laid there for a three hour stretch. That’s for 52 weeks of the year for 2 years non-stop. Then weekly for another 30 weeks approx. in the third year. Voila. It does work.
But the secret is: once you have found a “good” electrologist that you can work with and once you commit to your project -STAY ON A SCHEDULE !! Be consistent and don’t miss appointments. You have to hit those three growing stages over and over and over and over…get the gist? If you go once in a while, here and there, don’t follow a schedule, just sort of go for an appointment when you feel up to it, etc. etc. - you will only be wasting your time, your electrologist’s time and your hard earned money. You will end up frustrated, believing that it won’t work for you, and you may just give up, and return to this forum asking for help all over again, and on and on…
And if you do this in 4 or 5 years and I’m still around, I will give you the same answer again. Why?? Because what I have just told you is the basic groundwork for initiating the process of electrolysis.
An Analogy: If you commit to reshingling a house roof, once you start - you keep at it until the whole roof is reshingled. You don’t shingle 1/4 of the roof and say, “I quit”. You start to paint a room in a house. You don’t paint half a wall then decide that’s enough until next year. The same principles apply to a project/program of permanent hair removal. It’s a big decision but once you decide to start - “Don’t Stop”.
Now my answer might seem a little blunt to you but don’t take it the wrong way. I looked at your pics and I can already visualize what you will look like after your hair is gone. You’ll look really cool. The only thing I don’t know is your age (and you can keep that private) as hair growth in a younger person, lets day in their early 20’s, has not ceased to grow, by any means. For the sake of discussion, lets say you are in your early to mid 20’s. Initially you may attain permanent hair removal, but you may find that over the next few years you may have to occasionally go to an electologist for the odd touchup. Better to start at a younger age if you know the results you would like. Having said that, any age is a good starting point though.
So, think wisely, get all the good info off of this site and go for it. 5,6,8,10 years from now you’ll be glad you did.
Cheers, & I wish you success.