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Guest Vicky

Earlier this year I had to abandon electrolysis, because the technician left a few small scars on my face... I am really depressed and dissapointed about this.

Since then, I have been thinking how to continue facial hair removal? Then, a few days ago I found the topic about the use of epilator. Right away i became so excited to get one. But I live in a small town, and unfortunately I could not find an epilator for sale... But I went to the salon, where they do laser and asked if they sell epilator. They said, oh, no, and even where in this town you find one, but if you want, we can do laser for you. She looked straight at me without judging, and I felt really shy. To make the story shorter, now I am waiting for my first laser appointment, and I am so excited again! I just wanted to share.


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Guest Donna Jean

Lily.....that's wonderful!

My electrologist has never scarred me...I wonder what happened there?

And, I really don't think one should use an epilator on the face...OMG!

But, now you're all lined up for Laser! Cool!

Good Luck, Honey!


Donna Jean

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Laser should work well as long as you have reasonably dark facial hair. I've had three sessions out of six planned, and already have markedly

less hair. My beard looks the same after 24 hours as it used to look after 4-5 hours. I hope your results are just as good.

Carolyn Marie

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Guest Vicky

I have black hair on my face, so it is really good, the laser hopefully will do at least as much as for you, I hope....

At the electrolysis, what happened is that she used the blend method, and turned the thermo too high, I won't go back there anymore... i hope that the small scars will disappear in time...


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Guest Donna Jean

Oh my goodness......

Well, I hope that MY electrologist is a way better technician that yours was...

That's just awful!

Do let us know how the Laser goes....OK?


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Guest Elizabeth K


Confession time

NO DONT USE an epilator on your face! It can tear you up!

But - well... I learned how to do it. I use it Monday morning driving to work. I also have to use a tri-antibiotic afterward as a face rub - epilators carry bacteria. I have a VERY VERY VERY light beard. My epilator works okay because of that I think. I cannot recommend it here at Laura's - it's too dangerous when learning how to use it!

BUT I am going back to electrolysis. GOOD results with that but if anything - my tech UNDERPOWERS a bit.


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Guest Michelle Hayden

The person that was originally doing you was obviously using too high of a setting. you should not scar from electrolysis if it is done right. I would have sued them. Do you have dimplinga?? Is this what you are calling scars?? because i had alittle dimpling and it is due to the electrolysis. Botox can help with this..especially if it is on the chin area.

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Guest nymphblossom

Perhaps you were actually getting thermolysis, not electrolysis? I understand it takes more skill to prevent burning the skin because of the way the process destroys the hair folicle. The kill rate is approximately half of electrolysis, but thermolysis only takes about a second per hair versus 7-10 seconds so overall, it is MUCH faster.

FWIW, 14 laser sessions did a pretty good job of clearing the dark hair on my face, but I saw absolutely NO effect on the gray after using SIX bottles of Meladine. So far I have had about 10 hours of thermolysis and I am expecting it will take another 50-75 hours to clear the remaining gray...


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Lily ,,,how are you Hun ??. Re your laser , if you got dark hair your gonna be

happy with the results as that will work for you . I got most of my dark hair

same way and now its electrolysis for the ,,ahem " dyed grey " stuff lol. Gee ,

you were scarred - thats terrible ,I hope not too bad Hun . It must be so fine

to never have to shave again ,,,,,I cant wait .. delighted for you Lily , luv,viv :)

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Guest NatashaJade

I have had amazing results with the laser. After 4 sessions, my cheeks and neck are clear of everything but the white hairs and my lip and chin area have scattered dark hairs left. I have my 5th session this weekend. My technician says that I will need 10 sessions, but I cannot see why (I trust her though...).

Good luck!



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Guest Vicky

Girls, thank you for your support, you know i felt really down because of that thermo-electrolysis...Anyway, the little dumpling-kind of-scars are barely visible now, thanks God. And I have amazing good news! I had my first laser appointment today. She tested my skin today how it responds to the laser, and the day after tomorrow I'll go for the first full facial treatment! And she is not expensive. And she is very nice person too. She sincerely explained everything about laser and the possible results. Love you all :) Lily

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Guest Donna Jean

Ah, Good, Lily!

I think that you're going the right way now....that's wonderful to hear.

Let us know on the results,.....OK?

Good luck, Hon...


Donna Jean

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Guest Vicky

Hello girls, I survived the first laser treatment :) Oh, so good to be on the right track again... I can't believe it that I am going ahead again...


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