I’ve been having electrolysis for about nine months on terminal hairs on my sideburns, jawline, china and neck. I’ve been going for weekly or bi-weekly appointments and all of the hairs are cleared every time. However, I’m not seeing anywhere near the rate of progress that some people on this forum have achieved after the same amount of time. There is some improvement, but I can’t go much more than a few days without having to shave the dark hairs. I had really been looking forward to being able to wear my hair up this summer without without self-consciousness.
My practitioner is licensed and uses an Apilus machine on what I think are pretty high settings. I do occasionally feel something like plucking, but she explains that the roots on those particular hairs are just really big.
Is it possible that my progress is so slow because I was a long-time plucker? Originally, I mostly had thick, vellus fuzz that I started waxing in my teens. I actually don’t know when the terminal hairs started coming in, because I plucked obsessively for about seven years. I don’t think I have PCOS, though I’ve been hairy since I was a child. Is it possible that electrolysis just won’t work on me?