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I know this has been asked before but maybe we can get some new perspective on it.

Is laser a good option? I don't mean on all hair. I understand it doesn't target white/blond/red hairs, but is it permanent on the ones it does target?

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Yes it is permanent on the treated hairs but sometimes some new hairs do develop in my understanding. For a dark beard it is the best option.



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Unless there have been improvements in technology that I'm unaware of, it is not considered to be permanent hair removal - the hair follicles are not destroyed. But LHR can be very effective on darker hair, it is quicker and less expensive, and the effects are long lasting.

I did my face about four years ago, and I had dark grey hair mixed with white at the time. While I do shave every day, most of what I'm shaving are the remaining white hairs, and my face is smooth with no beard shadow for well over 24 hours. I'm very satisfied with LHR.

Electrolysis is more effective, it is permanent, and many folks swear by it. But it does take much longer and can be very expensive. You also must grow out your facial hair before each treatment. Both methods can be painful and leave redness and other problems. I had a bad case of acne for a while, when my follicles got inflamed.

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Laser was a great place to start and over less than a year, cleared a very dark, heavy beard from existence. It didn't kill all the follicles, but it killed a whole lot of them and gave me the kind of confidence I needed in my transition because I could go out without pancaking on the make-up. I did a lot of additional work with electrolysis. But definitely start with the laser.

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Different people react differently to laser. For some, it represses the follicle. For others it destroys them. And of course it's limited in what it can work with, the best being dark hair on a light face.

In my experience talking to others, the most common strategy appears to be laser followed by electrolysis. The second most common seems to be straight electrolysis. The least common strategy seems to be the person lucky enough for laser to do everything, but those do happen for some people.

My personal recommendation is that if you have a lot of dark hair and fair skin, start with laser and see what you get. And be open to electrolysis if you need it to finish up or it the laser isn't effective. For older folks like myself with largely grey facial hair, it's simpler to just go straight to electrolysis.

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