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SarinaC
On 1/17/2019 at 3:25 PM, jo_g said:

 

Yeah. I think for proper permanent removal, electrolysis is the only way.

 

Last week I had the first laser on the body. It was quite painful along the chest and a couple of areas on the arms, but mostly was fine and I'd say the most disconcerting times were the occasional smell of burning that would happen. Oh, and having no idea what to say to the technician who was probably grossed out by having to do that on my ugly body. 

 

I also had an electrolysis consultation last week and any thoughts of pain from the laser were blown out of the water. Hehe. It's going to be slow and painful, but 100% worth it.

 

Tomorrow I have my first laser on my facial hair. I imagine it to be more similar to the chest area from last week's removal in terms of pain (more uncomfortable that AHHH PLEASE STOP) but if it speeds up the amount of time I need for electrolysis, I'll be happy to do it. 

 

On a side note, one of my friends at work who I've not yet told keeps asking me why I have shaved (before I started on the path, I'd shave it all off maybe once a year) and now he's seen me with the closest shave twice in the space of a week. I was struggling to give a response (saying "you have to shave 24 hours before laser hair removal" would have raised more questions than answers) but a friend who I have told jumped in like a knight in shining armour to say "It's the way it is - get used to it." ❤️ It's nice to know when people have got your back. :) 

 

 

Current shower thought: it's funny how things like lasers, electrified needles and blood tests can get a girl so happy and excited, but here I am. Bring it on! :D 

 

Haha luv last comment. Totally agree just had first laser on chest, abdomen, back, arms and face. Super excited to see results AFTER I get to shave. The 7-10 day wait sucks (I have very dark hair growth)... but they say the best things are worth waiting for.

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SarinaC
On 1/20/2019 at 6:52 AM, jo_g said:

Of all the super powers to have... :( 

I hope to don’t have this super power...waiting on first laser results for face and ignoring how my face looks with stubble. Also, my therapist said shaving is OK if you use a guard. I’m not going to risk it though and will wait at least 10 days.

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jo_g
On 6/13/2019 at 8:19 PM, SarinaC said:

I hope to don’t have this super power...

 

I'll keep my fingers crossed for you. I've now had 6 lots of laser and my chest/abs/back/upper arms have really thinned out. That hair was always quite dark. I'm very happy with this and will probably get some more later in the year, depending on what HRT does for me. Unfortunately however, my facial hair, while it grows very quickly and visibly, is very light. Sadly laser has done nothing for me on the face and that's with maximum power, so for me, the beard will be many many hours of electrolysis. So painful, as the hairs are strong (according to my electrologist) but it'll be worth it in the long run. I'm really hoping HRT weakens those hair a bit, so it's not so painful moving forward. But anyway, given the results of the darker body hairs, if your facial hair is dark too, you should get some great results. :)

 

 

I also hated the 10 day wait, especially on the face. I know I hadn't been presenting female with the 10 day hair growth, but it's horrible to be aware of it growing. 🤮

 

 

Anyway, I hope you laser goes well! ❤️

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