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Can You Still Shave During Treatments?


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Hiya all.. I've been getting Intense Pulsed Light treatments done on my facial hair for the last four-five months now. It's had good results in my opinion; I've lost about 65% of my total facial hair so far after about 6-7 sessions, it's very cheap ($150 per session compared to $700 per at the only laser place here) and they're trans friendly (the only two electrolysis places I could find here were not.) But, the problem is, I'm at the point where sessions are spread apart by a full month... and I'm not allowed to shave at all between treatments, only just before... >.<;; It feels so horrible only getting 24 hours of having a clear face per month and a (patchy) beard the rest of time, I just want to cry every time I see myself now and I'm starting to get back into my old self-biting and scratching habits lately from hating looking like this.

I'm thinking about switching to laser or electrolysis from here on out if either of them let you shave in the meantime so you don't need to grow out a beard. Do either of those treatments let you do that...? I've tried looking for information on it online but some synopsis say yes, others say no. Incidentally, the only place I found that talked about IPL for transsexuals said yes you can and should shave but my ipl technician gave me a solid 'no' saying it would promote regrowth.

I'm not really sure what to do, just I don't think I can take having a beard much longer. If it takes another several months or year of this I'm going to go crazy... Thanks for reading and any advice you can give me.

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Guest Donna Jean

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Oh my goodness, Hon.....I could not put up with that at all!

I do electrolysis and I've had 65 hours so far.

I can shave all month long, just not 36 hours before a treatment so my electrologist has something to grab onto after she kills the folicle...

So, the rest of the month is hair free....

I know how badly I feel not shaving for 36 hours before a treatment....I can only imagine how you must feel not shaving all month...

Huggs

Donna Jean

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I had a year of laser sessions and i was allowed to shave in between, not sure what there reasoning for not shaving in between, it would be impossible to pass with what they want you to do. The woman that does my electrolysis also does laser, she uses an alexandalite (sp) unit and charges $150 per session.

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Guest i is Sam :-)

cutting part of the end off already dead hair doesn't affect how it grows, or at least if it does then it's incredibly minimally, the only thing different would be certain oils or something. I'm allowed to shave in between my IPL sessions. I'd just ignore what she says and shave away.

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