Reply To: My Take: Electrolysis, Laser, and Other Methods

Michelle Larsen

Another member sent this to me, and asked me to re-post it for her:

What I am doing:
Nair: regular Nair irritates my skin, but i have have good success using Nair Leg Mask with 100% nat clay & charcoal. I comes in a tube and is very thick. It is important the skin be clean, dry, and totally free of irritation. I have a soaking wet towel and the tub running (not plugged) so i can efficiently wipe off the Nair within the time limit.

Laser (Ideal Image for me) I have completed 18 months of laser hair removal (lhr) on my chest. so far, so good. I am happy with results
I have also begun a treatment on my face, neck, pits, upper/lower legs, just did my 4th treatment and am waiting for the hairs to fall out/be exfoliated/i tweeze some.
My treatment takes around 40 mins and they hit it all, and i have them double pass my face.
I got pretty good (afaik) because of covid, 70% off (came to $4600) and 2 years to pay off interest free (this sold it to me, normally it is only 1 year no interest, so this halved my payments)

Issues with laser:
some say it is not permanent, especially when compared with electro. I don’t know to what extent that that is true, but several factors may lead to that conclusion.
-You must complete a series of treatments which takes 18 months or so, if not new hairs will cycle in and make laser appear to have failed.
-We develop new hair follicles slowly over time (hopefully very few with sufficient Estrogen), and neither treatment can address follicles which don’t yet exist.
-”light” hairs- grey, blonde, light red do not conduct the light beam properly to channel down and kill the follicle. Other hair removal needed for these **colors. **That said, I have (had) about 50% greys on my face, and i still think its worth it to get laser and remove what i can first, which will make later electro faster and ergo cheaper)

It is pricey, but i think all of the hair removal is, so regardless you’ll have to budget and plan.

It kinda hurts. The time goes by fairly fast, but each pulse is like a rubber band snap and flash of light (which you can ”see” when they’re doing your face, even with metal ”goggles” covering your eyes.
It hurts worse if the hair is longer, there is more of it, or the location is sensitive.
Shins hurt more, knees esp the back hurt more, and the face in general, and more so on the lip and chin hairs. But, it is brief, only every 6 weeks for 12 visits, and does wonders for your self image.

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