Stubbly mustache and chin hair just aren’t my “look”, so I’ve been seeing an electrologist since Feb '09. Since I’ve started, I’ve had a pretty persistent discolored shadow – its not hair, its melanin.
According to my electrologist, a handful of people she works on have had discoloration, but it usually fades – mine won’t fade. The only real difference between me and her other clients is diet: I’ve been on a strict vegan diet since 2005. I don’t think I’ve had any trouble getting my nutritional intake, but really I’m open to any guesses.
I’ve tried hydroquinone in the form of Neostrata skin lightening gel, benzoyl peroxide in the form of tea tree oil, and supplementing my diet with zinc, but still no success.
Here are some reference pics of my ugly mug, each one showing what I look like 7 days after electrolysis:
Up close and personal, it really doesn’t look too bad, but every other picture and it looks pretty hideous.
Now I’m still in the process of having the hair taken off, but I’d really like to be looking my best without an ugly shadow as soon as possible.
I’m going to see a dermatologist in two weeks, but if anyone on the forum has any advice, I’ll be extremely grateful