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I made my first appointment for lazer.


Holly Elizabeth

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OK, so I made an appointment with a plastic surgeon for facial hair removal. They do only laser and I'm not sure it's going to work on my grey beard hair. I hope the doctor can do something for me because this first appointment is just a $80-$150 consultation. Yeah. That's a huge amount just to look at my face. I have plans on seeing what the doctor can do for the rest of my face, what it's going to cost so I know what bank I'm going to have to rob to pay for it all.

 

Question, I thought laser didn't work on grey hairs? Is the plastic surgeon going to have special equipment to be able to kill the hair? I'm not going to lie, $150 to find out there is nothing she can do for me is a scary amount to just throw away.

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Doesn't really work on gray hairs, so if it's all gray it's probably not worth it, but the electrolysist I talked to recommended it to get rid of the rest first since mine was still a mixture. 

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That's a bit much. You definitely don't need a plastic surgeon for laser hair removal. I go to a place called Milan and an RN does it. As long as you get the medical grade laser and not something from a regular spa, you should be ok. I might get electrolysis later to get the grays/whites that are left over. Most hospitals offer electrolysis. I'll say that laser has been a huge help in my transition. Also some places like the one I go to have payment plans, it shouldn't be too bad if you are just doing your face. 

 

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From my experience laser doesn't do anything with the grey hairs but since I still had a ton of brown hair it did help thin out what I will need to have done with electrolysis.  I had 10 sessions on my neck and I still have all of my grey hair left, I did start to slowly thin that hair out with electrolysis but it takes time to get rid of it permanently one day I'm hoping to not have to shave in the morning.

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That's what I thought. But wasn't sure if they had special equipment that worked. I was reading that there is this stuff that's supposed to turn grey hair back to the color it's supposed to be. I'm hoping it's true and I can get it. There's no place around here that actually does Electrolysis. I'm probably going to have to go to Chicago. Thanks 

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11 hours ago, Holly Elizabeth said:

That's what I thought. But wasn't sure if they had special equipment that worked. I was reading that there is this stuff that's supposed to turn grey hair back to the color it's supposed to be. I'm hoping it's true and I can get it. There's no place around here that actually does Electrolysis. I'm probably going to have to go to Chicago. Thanks 

There isn't, I've asked the technicians about that. If there was and it worked it would be much more widespread and known about. They said people have tried things to color the root of the hair and the laser isn't fooled by it. It's really about the pigment in the root, and once that is gone it doesn't come back. So don't waste your money on things that promise that.

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I canceled my appointment. I talked to the nurse and she talked to the laser manufacture and she was told that all laser would do is thin my grey beard out but it wouldn't get rid of it completely. So I just canceled the appointment, looks like its Chicago. Now if I can only remember that place that @Elizabeth Star told me about a couple months ago.. lol

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It sounds like you made the right decision, sorry it didn't work out tho.

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Thank you @Elizabeth Star. I just couldnt remember.. being older takes a lot of things, memory is the worst. lol

 

@AwesomeClaire Thank you. Yeah I don't have the money to waste if its not going to work.

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1 hour ago, Holly Elizabeth said:

I talked to the nurse and she talked to the laser manufacture and she was told that all laser would do is thin my grey beard out but it wouldn't get rid of it completely.

Yeah.   I've pretty much concluded that laser wouldn't do anything for me either.

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