I am a 22-year-old female with excess hair all over my face and under my chin. I have seen an endocrinologist and had hormone blood tests, and everything checks out normal. The hair on my face has not yet turned terminal, except for a handful of hairs on my upper lip.
My qualm about laser:
Because my hairs aren’t terminal, I’m afraid the laser treatment won’t be effective, or worse, induce more hairs to grow or cause existing ones to turn terminal. Do you think this is a possibility, and if so, how likely is it?
My qualm about electrolysis:
I roughly estimate that electrolysis could take 100 hours (considering a man’s beard takes 200-300 hours), which would cost me $8,000. (Please correct me if you think it would take more/less time. Except on my upper lip, I have never tweezed or pulled the hairs out from their roots.)
I bleached the hair a week ago - that is why there is a mixture of blond and dark hairs. Normally, all the hairs would be dark. Based just on the color of the hair, I would be a good candidate for laser.
Close-up of hair on my cheeks:
Larger versions and more photos at http://s1314.photobucket.com/user/justpeachy2009/library/
I can’t thank you enough for your time and any advice/insight. Any feedback is appreciated. Thank you, thank you, thank you!