I have lightish skin and black hair so I thought I was a good candidate for laser and IPL. After getting ZERO results from IPL on my beard I switched to laser (YAG) and got monthly facial hair laser for a year and a half. I was getting results at first, but now I am convinced that any “progress” I saw after the first 3 sessions was mostly the placebo effect and my desperately hoping that I hadn’t wasted over 1k on something that wasn’t doing anything for my beard situation.
Now, I’ve got insurance and I’m set to start electrolysis tomorrow. I’ve got a few questions (which are probably better addressed to the electrologist, but I’m shy so I might not be able to ask in person), so I thought I’d ask here where everyone is so knowledgeable.
Based on this picture of my facial hair (after 2.5 days without shaving), how many electro sessions should it take to get rid of the hairs present here?
[li]If I am prone to keloid scarring, what are the odds of my ending up with facial scarring from electro?
[/li][li]How long will it realistically take before I am permanently free of black hairs on my face if I get sessions say… once per week? (I don’t care about white hairs at all and don’t plan to have my peace fuzz removed.) Will I ever be completely free of black beard hairs?