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long-lasting hair removal at home...?


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Guest V4lentin4

Hello dears!

I made my blood tests today and i did not start HT yet... probably i will into a couple of weeks or less.

So i'm still fighting against hair A LOT by now... and i was thinking about a possible good solution... at home...?

Is it necessary to spend so much in beauty salon, or clinics...?

...i have read about "homedics me" and they say it's so good... although i should be careful about things like that i suppose, 'cause i have various moles... and they say that using it i should cover them with... plasters, or something like foundation, i don't know...

...is there something that's useful, safe and not so expensive to remove hair, (although not for ever) at least a large number for a long time, at home...?

...last question: is it necessary to cover moles also in beauty salon or clinics, while using laser or pulsating light...?

Thanks to all of You!

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Guest Jo-88

Get your moles checked by a dermatologist before you let someone zap them with a laser... they are probably fine but better to have them checked out first.

As far as hair removal at home yes it is possible but its a bit trickier. For body hair there are two machines you can use in the home but they aren't strong enough for facial hair and even on body hair they aren't going to work as well as a clinical strength laser machine, anyway the two in question are the Tria home laser and the sensepil IPL machine... but again don't expect much from these, I have heard of *some* people having decent results on chest and leg hair but again facial hair isn't going to be affected.

There is an option for removing facial hair at home but I personally wouldn't recommend it even though some women have done it and that is home electrolysis... if you want to go this route don't spend alot of money on a machine and dont get one that uses the little tweezers (they dont work), what you want is a "galvanic electrolysis" machine which only costs about $30 and they do work extraordinarily well. It works by sticking a blunt needle into each hair follicle opening and shocking the follicle. It works and it is permanent but it takes forever, it hurts and if you don't know what you are doing you can scar yourself so yea... be careful

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also for non permanent hair removal look into sugaring, its easier than waxing and gives great results. Theres also epilators which some people swear by but other people avoid like the plague...they do work (they just hurt). But I wouldn't use either of those on your face.... for your face until you can get laser and electrolysis, shaving is going to be your only option unfortunately.

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Guest V4lentin4

God bless You Jodie! Thank You so much...

You have been so gentle already, but please let me take advantage of your kindness a little bit more... :)

Well, i start from the last of your advices:

- Nair...? Here in Italy the most common and used d.cream is "veet" (unfortunately we don't have that brand)... i tried that but after 2 days i'm in troubles again... does Nair last some more...?

- Sugaring: ...i decided to avoid waxing to not have the common (related) trouble of pink/purple capillaries on the legs... maybe sugaring could cause it too...? (because of the heat, or violence of the pull...?

- Epilators: ...no way! :) ...too much pain and i tried with one of the best ones... too much pain! :)

- Electrolysis... maybe i would choose it for the face (for body it would last a lifetime...), but done by an expert... i would not want to scar my face, as you said!

... but having a very white skin and very dark hair... maybe i should try first with laser... even on my face?

- Moles: sure, i made them checked by a dermatologist just 10 days ago! :) ...they are ok. Bue even if ok... should i cover them before a future laser / PL treatment..?

- About the 2 machines: Tria or Sensepil...? ...i realise that none of the 2 can be the solution, but which one could be the best choice...?

Thanks again Jodie!! You rock!

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God bless You Jodie! Thank You so much...

You have been so gentle already, but please let me take advantage of your kindness a little bit more... :)

Well, i start from the last of your advices:

- Nair...? Here in Italy the most common and used d.cream is "veet" (unfortunately we don't have that brand)... i tried that but after 2 days i'm in troubles again... does Nair last some more...?

I am not sure if it lasts longer... regular Nair never worked for me so I tried the "Nair for men" which is a bit stronger and it worked well... I have no experience with veet though

- Sugaring: ...i decided to avoid waxing to not have the common (related) trouble of pink/purple capillaries on the legs... maybe sugaring could cause it too...? (because of the heat, or violence of the pull...?

There is less heat and it is easier to spread but the big difference is that sugaring doesn't stick to your skin as much as wax but still sticks to the hair, so when you pull the strip off it hurts a bit less because its not ripping at the skin (only the hair).

- Epilators: ...no way! :) ...too much pain and i tried with one of the best ones... too much pain! :)

Yea they scare me too haha

- Electrolysis... maybe i would choose it for the face (for body it would last a lifetime...), but done by an expert... i would not want to scar my face, as you said!

Good choice, electrolysis is best done by a professional

... but having a very white skin and very dark hair... maybe i should try first with laser... even on my face?

Many transwomen myself included start with laser hair removal on the face to get as many dark hairs as possible (laser only works on dark hair), then once you have reached maximum results you can start electrolysis to remove what is left over. When you decide to start laser beard removal I suggest you find a provider that uses the Cutera Coolglide Yag laser, it is the best professional laser on they market and the manufacturer's website has a listing of all the providers that use that specific laser so you should be able to find someone in your area pretty easily.

- Moles: sure, i made them checked by a dermatologist just 10 days ago! :) ...they are ok. Bue even if ok... should i cover them before a future laser / PL treatment..?

I do not cover mine, I have two on my face and so far haven't had a problem... the moles will hurt a bit more when zapped compared to the surrounding skin but only because the moles are dark and therefore the melanin absorbs more of the light. But as long as your dermatologist said they are fine it wont cause a problem.

- About the 2 machines: Tria or Sensepil...? ...i realise that none of the 2 can be the solution, but which one could be the best choice...?

The tria only treats a very small area at a time (about .5 cm^2) so it will take longer, and it isn't quite as powerful as the Sensepil but it is cheaper. The sensepil treats 6 cm^2 at a time so the treatments take less time... but the sensepil is pretty expensive. Theres actually one more machine with a pretty high rating that is quite a bit cheaper than both of other two and it is actually slightly more powerful than the sensepil ( 6 joules per cm^2 vs 5 joules per cm^2)... the only downside is that it treats a smaller area than the sensepil (2 cm^2 vs 6 cm^2). The one I am talking about is the Remington IPL6000USA. But keep in mind none of these products are approved for facial hair removal in any capacity, they are only good for body hair... and even at that don't expect the same results that a professional can give you.

Thanks again Jodie!! You rock!

^ Hope all that helps! I actually may be purchasing one of the home IPL machines in the near future, if I do I will post a review on here :)

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