Hi- I hope this e-mail brings you some comfort.
First off, there IS a solution to your problem, but you will need to invest time and money and possess a whole lot of patience.
The solution (the first one at least) is called electrolysis. Two years ago, i did electrolysis on my face (sideburns, jaw, whole deal). For around two months, i went for a half hour once a week, in which time I was basically cleared. However, I did have to return around once a month for clean-up and even now, I go around once every 6 weeks for a clean-up. But is there a difference? Oh my gosh, is there! Now, I can use a little bleach and my face looks hairless. Two months might sound like a long time now, but if you start right away, then the sooner you’ll be done.
Now, I am doing electrolysis for my back, stomach, arms and bikini also.
This was my tactic- first, I found an electrologist who is highly referred by more than three people. Then, I took off 2 weeks from work, and did electrolysis every day for two hours. At the end end of those 2 weeks, I had the first clearing on my arms, full clearing of bikini and near-full clearing of back and stomach. I am however, also stuck with little red marks for a while, but they do fade, and since you have dark skin, they will show up even less.
Also, for pain management, I use EMLA which works beautifully- I apply it for an hour and a half to 2 hours before treatment and it takes away most of the pain (even with EMLA, bikini hurts!)
Again, the most important thing is the competence of the technician.
Lastly, I am doing laser for legs because this is such a large area and I did not want to have little scars here from electrolysis. After the laser is done, I will then finish up all the hairs with electrolysis.
But yes, there is answer- it might take a year or a year and a half, but if you can see that far into the future, you can be hair-free!