hi all - I’ve been lurking on this forum for a while now as I tried to decide on what method to go with for long-term hair removal for my face/body. I briefly considered laser for my face but given that I’m a darker skin tone (probably type V, i’m a light-skinned Asian Indian), i didn’t want to run the risk of LHR-induced growth, and I also wanted something actually permanent. About 6 years ago, I had electrolysis done for about a year on my upper lip (which is my most bothersome area) but didn’t see any lasting results (i realize now that may be because of my electrologist’s poor technique, not electrolysis itself, since i remember the plucking sensation for almost every hair).
So, I have an initial appt with a highly-recommended electrologist here in LA tomorrow. I’m going to focus on my upper lip and sideburn area. The good news for my sideburns is that i’ve never done any type of hair removal (besides shaving) on there, so I’m hopeful that the first clearance can get a lot of hairs out permanently. I am concerned that the pain is going to be an issue - any recs for an OTC topical? My upper lip is especially sensitive.
I’ve attached pics to give you an idea of my skin tone/hair - sorry, they are not great (cell phone). Any guesses on how long it might take? thanks in advance