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... My birthday present. My girl friend and I were talking about how much my facial hair grieves me. Probably the second worst thing about my GID. She asked me when my birthday is? Not real soon so I told her. She stated that she wants to give me a birthday present starting now that will be given probably by my birthday. ???

She has a Silk'n hair removal devise that she does not have to use much anymore and she wants me to try it on my facial hair to be all the girl I can be. I nearly fainted! Tears of joy welled up in my eyes and I can't explain the feelings of knowing she cares that much about me. Yes, I was blown away!!! They seem to have good reviews and are out of my reach in price these days. We did have some questions about the hygiene of sharing a device though, so I called Silk'n.

I called the company today between my classes and talked to a very nice lady. I was so impressed that I was speaking to a human being in about three rings and a very short hold. We girl talked about our situation and the lady gave me tips and recommendations. I could not ask for better customer service. My anticipation was building.

I went to my girl friend's house tonight and I still had make-up on so I could not try it there. I went home and prepped my face with the promise that I would text her when I was done to let her know how it all went. I only really have a rather dark goatee left, as all my other facial hair got thin and very blonde on HRT. It only took about fifteen flashes to do the whole thing. I did use the strongest setting. I need to do it every two weeks until the hair is gone, hopefully forever. No pain, no hassle! Woo Woo!

Here is the text I sent her: Well that was easy! Done in about fifteen pops. Giggle. Set on five it works like a champ! My breasts grew, my butt got bigger, my waist got smaller and my thing fell off! But I still have a goatee! LOL! It didn't hurt, just my face got warm and is still tingling a little. I love you! (I wish that were all true. LOL!)

So we shall see if this gift is a gem or a bust. I will keep others here informed, but not on a text by text basis. Giggle. I sure hope I see some results by my birthday. It will be my best present ever. I hope I don't report back in the morning that I am "toast face" Giggle. Hug. JodyAnn

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Guest Astrosmurf

Lol, cheers JodyAnn, I'd be interested to hear how this works for you since i just forked out $180 for my first laser treatment this morning! No toast face for me yet though it did smart quite a bit :o

I checked out the sikn' website which claimed people using the product generally got between 50%-70% reduction. If it makes your thing fall off then maybe it can away my gimungous man ears too :D

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posted this reply already but it didn't show up. Anyway, cheers JodyAnn, be interesting to hear what results you get. I hear 50%-70% reduction with the sikn' but tht's what it says on their website so who knows? If it does make your thing drop off definately let me know, maybe it can zap away my gi-mungous man ears too :D

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Keep on blasting girl! I think i'm stuck with electrologist because of my light hair. I'm also waiting for the full effect of the HRT as my GT said that cut down on the time required. In the meantime i try to be better than i ever was a remember to shave every AM. I've forgotten and gone out but seemingly no one noticed. I am looking forward to being free from the fear of forgetting. I also had a terrible vision of me as an old woman in a home with a beard. UGG. Time to make some facial changes.



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Good bye goat ! That's really nice of your friend Jody.

I agree nothing worse than left over whiskers, it's a gotta go, gotta go, good luck

Cyndi -

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Yes, do please keep us up to date on how well this really nice gift is working out for you! That was soo thoughtful of her! :thumbsup:

I imagine it does wonders for one's voice inflections, too!



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Guest Carla_Davis

Very Nice Birthday present JodyAnn.

It may be good for light work, but I still enjoyed the results from Professional Laser Salons.

Keep us informed about your progress with it.

I wish you Continued Success and Happiness on your Journey.



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Well the first round did something, I can't quantify anything yet. Maybe it stimulated my wishful thinking anyway. I am tapping my foot for two weeks to get here so I can zap again.

Please don't ask for before and after pics, I just can't handle that emotionally. I do wonder what it is like the day after a "real" laser treatment. Is the hair just flat gone or what. Mine is still here but looking way different, like it is charred off or something. Scratchy faced hug. JodyAnn

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I do wonder what it is like the day after a "real" laser treatment. Is the hair just flat gone or what. Mine is still here but looking way different, like it is charred off or something. Scratchy faced hug. JodyAnn

When I rocked up to the clinic I had a two day growth, thought that was how it worked but they sent me home and told me to shave because they reckon that allows the laser to get closer to the root of the follicle. Anyway, went back and when they did it I could smell the hair burning, ouch. The following day my face is just a bit tender, raised bumps like tiny goosebumps but no redness. No noticeable difference for me yet and stubble seems to be growing back as before. Doesn't the hair start falling out after a while? That's what I heard one person say but just hope I get a good result sooner or later, preferably sooner!

That's cool you only have to wait a fortnight with the home laser - another advantage over expensive clinics and if it works at all then this would be a great way for people to suplement spa treatments wouldn't it?

Scartchy faced hug back sister :friends:

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Guest April Kristie

That is great! I started using the Silk'n Go product as well, I am into my second zap session but cannot coraborate any results yet. The autumn is here and the winter will be a great time to do this as I spend my summers in the sun and that is too dark for the device. I hope I get a good head start on electolysis because of its cost and I admit to being a big baby girl about pain. This device is alost painless as I am using it where the sun does not shine and upper thighs for now. Plan to use it over the entire forrest that I own.Shop around for the best price and multiple light heads included in the package, I got mine with four heads on Amazon. http://www.silkn.com/flash-and-go/

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Guest LizMarie

My understanding is that after laser treatment the dead follicle gets "pushed out" from the skin over time and then the skin heals behind that.

Do give it time, Jody!

Electrolysis zaps each hair then yanks it out by the roots for basically the same reason.

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Jody got a back up plan, neener, neener, neener... :superman: "Son, the Rooskies don't take a dump without a plan!" (line from Hunt For Red October) Giggle and so do I!

I while back, when I had money and a home I purchased a little one electrode hair zapper from Sally's Beauty Supply. I never used it squirreling it away. Doing my face then would have taken a huge amount of time. Maybe not so much today. On I shopped and I found a nice inexpensive vanity mirror on a nice brushed metal stand. 1X mirror on one side, 10X on the other. So guess what I pulled out of a box from storage. My Optivisor! Ladies this girl is rounding up her arsenal of whisker death and destruction! No deployment is projected until the first wave of the laser battles is complete. I am going to get rid of those pesky little buggers somehow!!! Hug. JodyAnn :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

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WEEKEND UPDATE: In this round of Zap I did a mint green clay mask before hand, a nice close shave, some Witch Hazel and waited a bit for my face to settle down. Then I started the treatment. this time I instantly smelled a lot of burning hair. Good, take that ya little suckas!!! Also I have noticed some reduction. Not a miracle, but progress. I have always set the machine on the max 5 setting and by now it doesn't hurt at all. No conclusive results should be implied just yet. Hug. JodyAnn

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Wow, so what that smell was, I thought the machine was going kaput! I can say since I am doing the entire body, my armpits are hairless after one use. That nasty stripe of hair down the center of the front of the body below the belly button is gone with one use! It really seems that the less sun on the body the better it works. As I nearly live on the beach in the summer, I may have to wait for the dead of winter to see results everywhere! I am on my second light head already, but it is cheaper than any other permanent method. After this, then onto the pricer methodology.

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Well I have been at this every two weeks or so since I started this thread. The new update? Yes it is very much working. I could not bear to do a before and after shots, but maybe I should have. My dark facial hair is not quite gone but it is very much leaving. I also have no idea what would happen if I stopped using Silk'n. I have no reason to stop at this point so I won't belabor this update. I will check back on it though. Hug. JodyAnn

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