Laser Hair Removal

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Laser Hair Removal

Postby clare0708 » Fri Jan 09, 2015 1:48 pm

I was diagnosed around 13 years ago. I am now 47.

I have excess hair growth on my neck and chin mainly. My upper lip has very fine growth. I tried electolysis for years which did help the upper lip but not the neck. I am very pale skinned with black hair so I think this helps with the LHR!

I have read up on Laser hair removal and thought if was worth a try and have booked in for a consulation with Sk:n tomorrow. I am not taking any hormonal medication though so I wonder if this will affect the success of the LHR should I decide to go ahead. I read on a US forum that it was more effective if the hormonal issue was being addressed too.

I have taken metformin and spironolactone in the past (over 8 years ago) but found they didn't do a lot for me. I have tried vaniqa but didn't persevere enough I don't think and now it's no longer available in this area. on the NHS.

I have always spent a good 30 mins a day plucking but stopped earlier this week after reading what others have said about shaving if you are having LHR. I shaved yesterday my neck and chin for the first time and am horrified by the stubble today! The clinic said they needed some hair to patch test but I think I'll have to get rid of some before then!
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Re: Laser Hair Removal

Postby Hols969 » Fri Jan 09, 2015 2:01 pm

Lol you do get used to the shaving - feels really weird at first. Ideally shave for 6 weeks prior to the first appointment to get thebest results. My beard/neck area is 99% free now and was actually the area it seemed to work on best and quickest. I was at skin too, it's expensive but so worth it. Good luck.
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Re: Laser Hair Removal

Postby clare0708 » Fri Jan 09, 2015 2:06 pm

Hols969 wrote:Lol you do get used to the shaving - feels really weird at first. Ideally shave for 6 weeks prior to the first appointment to get thebest results. My beard/neck area is 99% free now and was actually the area it seemed to work on best and quickest. I was at skin too, it's expensive but so worth it. Good luck.


Thanks for the reply.

99% free sounds amazing! Do you take any medication for the condition? I'm not bothered about the cost - I'll spend anything to try and help the problem!
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Re: Laser Hair Removal

Postby Hols969 » Fri Jan 09, 2015 2:23 pm

I am on the combined contraceptive pill but have been for 25 years. It takes about 15 sessions rather than 6 as they suggest at most places, you do then need to maintain it. I haven't had it done for two years now and I get the odd black hair on my neck and goaty area now and against should probably go for a top up sometime this year.

Did u mention you have pcos as you usually get a discount at skin as you need more sessions?
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Re: Laser Hair Removal

Postby clare0708 » Fri Jan 09, 2015 3:50 pm

Yes, I did mention the PCOS. But they have a 30% offer on at the moment. I will mention tomorrow about the need for further treatment and a discount.

Not going back for two years is amazing! You must be delighted.
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Re: Laser Hair Removal

Postby clare0708 » Mon Jan 12, 2015 1:23 pm

Well, I had the consultation on Saturday for LHR so will probably go ahead and give it a try soon.

I am finding the shaving hard to get used to though. I am wet shaving my chin and neck and keep nicking myself. This is through experimenting with direction of shave v hair growth direction!

I wondered if using an electric shaver might be better. My eyesight isn't brilliant either so I might find the electric one easier maybe.

Any comments on this welcome!
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