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Laser For Srs Prep?

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Guest NatashaJade

Not that I'm anywhere close to needing this yet, but I was reading on my laser tech's site that they claim success in the genital area and was curious if anyone has gone this route rather than electrolysis. The reason I ask is that I am getting an electrolysis consultation next week for the stubborn white hairs the laser isn't cleaning up on my face and I'm going to ask them about taking care of me down below as well (when the time comes). I'm fairly certain I'd prefer laser all things considered.

If y'all have any insight, I'd love to hear it.



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Guest Donna Jean


Dang good question, Gin...

I've never heard of that before, although I wouldn't doubt that it exists...

I have to cringe when ever it's mentioned in any context, though....

I'll wait with you to see what's posted....OK?


Donna Jean

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I'm a fan of laser, but the risks are too great to use it for SRS/GCS prep. It is possible that there may be regrowth from laser, and regrowth of hair on skin which is now inside a vagina (or anywhere it shouldn't be on the vulva) is a pretty awful prospect. :o I think SRS prep is one situation where even if the hair is suitable for laser it would be daft not to use electrolysis.

The only sensible alternative to electrolysis for GCS prep, that I'm aware of, is to use a surgeon who will remove the hair follicles as part of the operation (e.g. Suporn).

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I'm a fan of laser, but the risks are too great to use it for SRS/GCS prep. It is possible that there may be regrowth from laser, and regrowth of hair on skin which is now inside a vagina (or anywhere it shouldn't be on the vulva) is a pretty awful prospect. :o I think SRS prep is one situation where even if the hair is suitable for laser it would be daft not to use electrolysis.

The only sensible alternative to electrolysis for GCS prep, that I'm aware of, is to use a surgeon who will remove the hair follicles as part of the operation (e.g. Suporn).

Agreed!!! I guess there are just some pains that we must accept as part of the process...



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It is harder than you think to find someone to do electrolysis or laser on the genital area, Kristin who has done electrolysis on my face to remove the white/gray hairs for a year said she was not comfortable doing it, even woman's genital area, she checked with several others and they too would not do it either, so i contacted the woman who did my laser facial hair removal, and she said she would like to do a consult first to see if she could do it.

I am not very hairy down there, so after shaving and putting Solarcaine on to deaden the pain i went to her office, she had me remove my capri's and panties and put this terrycloth skirt on then and sit in her dentist llke chair, then the big moment, she put some gel on, this was more than a one person job and i had to assist moving things around down there and stretching the skin, she did an area and asked if it hurt much, i said it was tolerable, she was fine doing it and asked if i wanted to do a session today, i said yes the sooner it is done the better, there was smoke and that burning hair smell which ment it was working.

Overall you do need something to deaden the pain of the laser, there were areas that i wanted to jump out of the chair then the next section i hardly felt anything.

I have a consult in 2 weeks with Dr. Christine Mcginn my choice for srs, i will explain my situation and hope laser will be ok with her.


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Guest Chayraine

I have recently talked with a PA that does my laser.

Like any other laser treatment you need to be prepared for 4 to 6 sessions to remove the hair. That makes about 8 months + time for regrowth to show up if there is any which should be 8 to 12 weeks.

So realistically you really need to start laser a full year before you plan for your surgery. With in the last month or so before surgery you can have a quick session of electrolysis to remove the last bit of hair you have. Assuming you have some hair left and can find an electrolysis to do it.

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