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Guest avirone

OK, My original hair color is dirty blond and my facial hair is now mostly white.

I'm lined up for four laser treatments for four different parts of face at $200 each. She's real quick to say from her experience laser would mostly work to be cleaned up by electrolysis. When I contact any other electrologist or even some national laser places (too big and embarrassed to go to) they say point blank "it does not work on white hair"

Am I heading for a rip off at the expense of comfort (she caters to the Trans community)?

Thanks,

Avirone

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Laser for the most part does work on grey/white hairs, electrolysis is your best bet, Save the $800 and start electrolysis, it costs anywhere from $45 to $90 an hour, i pay $80 per hour, that $800 will buy quite a few electrolysis sessions, no sense wasting money unless you are rich, and if you are shoot some my way.

Paula

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Guest TracieV3

Laser for the most part does work on grey/white hairs, electrolysis is your best bet, Save the $800 and start electrolysis, it costs anywhere from $45 to $90 an hour, i pay $80 per hour, that $800 will buy quite a few electrolysis sessions, no sense wasting money unless you are rich, and if you are shoot some my way.

Paula

$45 an hour is not a bad price. I was wondering, it is possible stretch electrolysis treatments, due to budgeting and costs, one hour once every few weeks. Or what do you suggest?

I am not there yet, probably by years. But it would would be nice to get an idea of how many visits, and what the prices are so I start factoring that price in when I am ready for it.

After looking into HRT, I have found that prices were vastly exaggerated for HRT. I thought that electrolysis was a $110.00 for an hour. I am glad I was wrong.

Tracie

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Guest Arielle

$45 is probably the best price that I was quoted too for electro.

I've not done it but I'm also not gonna tell you that it's right or wrong to go with either. It really depends on your skin and hair colour. The arguement is like Ford/Chevrolet, PC/Mac, Avon/Clinique, everyone has their own opinion and everyone is right about everything. Just do what you can afford and what you think is best. One advantage I can say about electro is it's a guaranteed way to kill the hair the first time, every time. Laser goes over a spot and the light shoots it, might not be dead, or it might so that's where the multiple sessions come in. Electro electrocutes the hair and it IS dead. Electro is way slower though, one follicle at a time, laser is one square inch at a time and takes about a second per shot.

laser doesn't work on everyone yet, electro does.

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Guest TracieV3

$45 is probably the best price that I was quoted too for electro.

I've not done it but I'm also not gonna tell you that it's right or wrong to go with either. It really depends on your skin and hair colour. The arguement is like Ford/Chevrolet, PC/Mac, Avon/Clinique, everyone has their own opinion and everyone is right about everything. Just do what you can afford and what you think is best. One advantage I can say about electro is it's a guaranteed way to kill the hair the first time, every time. Laser goes over a spot and the light shoots it, might not be dead, or it might so that's where the multiple sessions come in. Electro electrocutes the hair and it IS dead. Electro is way slower though, one follicle at a time, laser is one square inch at a time and takes about a second per shot.

laser doesn't work on everyone yet, electro does.

Thank you for the info, Arielle.

Do you know a website or form that lists what skin types and hair colors work best for electrolysis?

Tracie

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Guest miss kindheart

Laser generally doesn't work on light colored hair, but you can give it a try if you want to.

You will know if it works for you , or if it is a waste of your money after the first session.

Good luck :)

<<< hug >>>

:wub: vanna

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Laser is actually not always permanent. After doing the research and speaking with doctors laser slows the growth rate and thins the hairs when the come back, but only goes that far. Electrolosis is, as far as I know, the only permanent solution. I do wish you the best of luck.

Sere

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Guest Donna Jean

Electrolosis is, as far as I know, the only permanent solution. I do wish you the best of luck.

Sere

True.....

Hair grows in cycles and when you get lasered, some of the hairs are dormant...months later they come in and need to be treated...

Electrolysis is more on going and usually catches all the hair because of the amount of time you are doing it...,

I've had 65 hours so far....

Plus....laser works on a narrow band of conditions...darker hair and lighter skin...the hair has to absorb the laser and if it's gray/white (like mine) laser won't really work...a waste of money to try...

G'luck

Donna Jean

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Guest Karen K

Alright ladies.

I went to an American Laser Center and discussed this with them. My hair is dark brown and my skin tone is lightly tanned. They do need a good differential between hair color and skin tone. The wider this differential the better. Now, I signed up for a two year period for $1800.00 and I believe that they will treat me as many times, in that two year period, as it takes. At the age of 49, I do have some grey in my beard so I will need some electro to get those hairs. So far the reduction is noticable, especially on the cheeks and neck (areas where the hair wasn't very dense) however, the upper lip and chin area is only slowly reducing (hair here is coarser and denser). I have had 8 treatments so far and have another one scheduled for Thursday.

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