Hello everyone, I am a new user here and i just have to say that i am so glad that i found this site. i am a 23 year old female with facial hair on my chin, under chin and neck area. It is very dark, course and thick and I have pale skin. I have been having so much anxiety over this and sometimes it is hard for me to function. It is all i think about!!! I was wondering if anyone can tell me if they would know about how many hours it would take to clear all of the hair with electrolysis and apporximatly how much it would cost. Also, how long the hair needs to grow out before i go in. I can’t really let it grow to long b/c i work with the public and that would be to humiliating!!!
I can’t answer most of your questions, as everyone is different, but I just wanted to say that I completely feel your pain and know what you’re going through!
I recently started electrolysis (I’m going for my 3rd 1-hour appointment today) and I can tell you that it doesnt have to be too long at all. I’ve been going about a day and a half to two days without shaving before I go. There’s some annoying stubble by the day I go, but I just put on some powder to conceal as much as I can and make sure to wear my hair down that day and keep my face as inconspicuous as possible. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
So far I haven’t seen any results at all, but I understand that it can take as long as 9 months to a year to be to the point where you’re only going in once in a while for maintenance. I’m gonna keep with it!
My electrologist charges $70 an hour, and I go once a week for an hour. Once I don’t have an hour’s worth of work anymore, I’ll go in less. Usually you’ll see that it’s more economical to go in for longer stretches of time-- for example, my electrologist charges $70 for an hour, $56 for 45 minutes, $45 for 30 minutes, and $30 for 15 minutes.
It would be best for you to go to several electrologists to be evaluated. No one can give any sort of guesstimation for you better than someone that can see your problem.
If you find someone with up-to-date equipment that can do both microflash and blend with skill and speed, you would be very surprised at how quickley you will be under control and not having to worry so much about this.
The hair only has to be about 1/8" long for the electrologists to treat it. Clip the hair and go in frequently up front until the area is cleared. The time to reach the first clearance depends on many variables (how much hair you have, what temporary measures you used before starting electrolysis, your pain tolerance, your skin tolerance, modality used, skill and speed of the electrologist, your hormonal situation, medications you might be taking that could be stimulating hair, stress issues, and the quality of equipment the electrologist uses (I rank that right next to skill of the electrologist). I could give you a rough estimate if I could see you because I know what I can do, but another electrologist might be faster or slower than me. So it just ain’t so easy to answer these how much time questions. The question about cost relates to how much time, and so it goes on and on.
If this hair came upon you suddenly and you have no female relatives with such issues, please go see a physician to make sure a medical condition is not the culprit.
If you plan on pursuing electrolysis, count on at least 9-12 months of consistent appointments, more up front and closer together, followed by less appoinments scheduled farther apart as you reach the end. Cost: I don’t ususally make cost predictions, but I feel daring tonight. For the areas you describe, I would make a wild guess even without seeing you that you could be completed for under $1,000.00??? At least, that is what I see as being a pretty close estimate in most of the female facial cases I see.
Get those consults, as many as seems reasonable, so you can compare equipment, speed, skill, healing and then go full throttle when you nail who you will trust with your skin.
Hi Dee and skr2srs, Thank you so much for your replies. You 2 really helped me out. As far as finding out if i have a medical condition… do i go and see a regular doctor to find that out or to a gynocologist? Any advice would help. Thanks again for all your help!!!
either a good gyno who is really knowledgeable and has experience with determining PCOS etc or an endocrinologist