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#100419 - 07/30/12 01:49 AM Electrolysis for children ?
Fairygirl Offline
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Hi there, Im new here but have been reading on the site for a while.

I have two beautiful daughters - nearly 7 and 4 years. Unfortunately they appear to have developed hypertrichosis at age 4. Nothing like this in the family. Both been tested for all sorts of things and the end result is that they have extra sensitive hair follicles or something like that frown I feel so sad for them.

7 year old - arms, full legs, bit on upper back, lots of fine long vellus hairs on face not too obvious except for the upper lip and her nose tip.

4 year old - arms, legs, back, shoulders, upper cheeks (eye brows sort of continue down)

Their faces worry me the most, especially my 7 year old. The vellus hairs on her nose tip are getting longer and longer. They are obvious to me especially on her side profile. The odd one is getting darker and she also seems to have a lot of nose hair inside her nose.

What to do when the time comes that its really a problem for her? Every day I am waiting for her to tell me that someone at school has noticed and teased her. No one seems to do electrolysis on children. I absolutely would not allow laser on her face at all after reading how it can react with vellus hairs. But surely with a numbing cream it could be attempted in small doses on a child? I dont want to start rubbing creams and lotions and potions on her face until she is a "suitable age" to do something more permanent. I just wonder why something permanent couldnt be started now and kept going through puberty to hopefully at least partially ease the problem. I have just started doing diathermy on my upper lip (which has hardly any hair there) to see how it feels and it honestly doesnt seem too bad.

Can anyone advise if there is a medical reason why children this age couldnt be helped if the situation required it? Does it make more hair grow for them later down the track or something? Is it just the pain factor? Im just not sure why if the child was happy to try it that it wouldnt be allowed?

Sorry if I am waffling on but I feel a bit desperate about the situation. Just feeling like no one will help them if it all gets out of hand ! Also hope this post is in the right place and acceptable !



Edited by Fairygirl (07/30/12 01:51 AM)

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#100420 - 07/30/12 02:16 AM Re: Electrolysis for children ? [Re: Fairygirl]
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"Unfortunately they appear to have developed hypertrichosis at age 4."

I suppose I'd want to ask who made the diagnosis? I’m wondering if you’re expressing your opinion, or an actual medical diagnosis?

At this point you should only be dealing with medical doctors who specialize in these areas. Your kids are 4 and 7? Absolutely NO laser or electrolysis!

I’m thinking about that mom who was giving her 10-year-old “Botox” injections so she would never have to worry about wrinkles. There is a time for electrolysis, but not at 4 and 7!

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#100421 - 07/30/12 02:22 AM Re: Electrolysis for children ? [Re: Michael Bono]
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Paediatric Endocronolgists, Doctor and Dermatologist have made the diagnosis not me. Yes, I realise it seems bad and honestly if I didnt have children like this and heard of another woman even suggesting this out loud I would have thought she was a monster. You really have to see my girls to realise the extent of it. The eldest one is already teased on a daily basis in summer for her legs and arms and Im just terrified the facial hair is going to take off and cause even more trouble for her.

Botox on a child and hair removal are two totally different things.

My query was, if the child was at a point that they wanted to try a permanent solution, was it possible.

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#100423 - 07/30/12 04:27 AM Re: Electrolysis for children ? [Re: Fairygirl]
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No! Please re-read Michael Bono's post. I agree 100%.
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#100424 - 07/30/12 05:33 AM Re: Electrolysis for children ? [Re: Hairadicator]
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And please let it be noted that never ever was I referring to my 4 year old getting electrolysis! I only meant that she has excess hair as well. I was only wondering if it was possible for pre-teens to have this done and if so what age? My daughters will have to be happy with maybe bleaching if things are a problem for them in years to come prior to permanent treatment as I do not like the idea of them shaving / waxing / creaming the delicate skin on their faces. I saw on Lucy Peters website that she had men / women / children listed as her clients which was what prompted my question.
Thanks

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#100425 - 07/30/12 06:36 AM Re: Electrolysis for children ? [Re: Fairygirl]
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I'm sure you can find electrologists who treat children.

The problem will be finding one who is among THE BEST in the field, because a child's skin deserves nothing less.

Depending on where you live this may or may not require extensive and expensive travel.

PS. When you're logged in there is a search field on the right hand side, in case you want to research a certain practitioner for example.

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#100427 - 07/30/12 06:59 AM Re: Electrolysis for children ? [Re: impossable]
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Thank you. I definitely wouldnt go near just anyone for this problem. We are in New Zealand and it seems every spa around is putting themselves out there as experts in electrolysis, laser and ipl which I know wouldnt be the case.

I havent discussed this with their dermatologist but when the time comes in the future Im hoping he will be able to point us in the right direction. I was thinking that it was possibly ok to treat girls aged 10 -12 if a doctor thought it was appropriate and only if it was really affecting my daughter's self esteem and she was mature enough to handle it.

I do appreciate any advice. Most posts are about girls having these issues at puberty and the permanent options are then available to them. I just really dont know what to do for my girls and I would hate to somehow make the problem worse! My 7 year old is a very shy sensitive girl and I hate the thought that she will be affected emotionally by this problem even though we play it down and tell her its only cosmetic and easily fixed when shes bigger.

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#100428 - 07/30/12 07:11 AM Re: Electrolysis for children ? [Re: impossable]
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I am sure like most professions if you keep looking you will find someone who will do the 'job' for you. However the advice is not to treat children till they are teenagers and ready to make their on decisions.
In the meantime try not to let it become an issue. Coming from Scotland a lot of Celtic children develop dense vellus hair on their faces from a young age, especially if they have red hair. Mediterranean children can develop fairly strong hair on leg and back from a very young age. My beautiful Scottish red headed friend married a handsome Portuguese man, they have 3 most extraordinary beautiful girls all have had noticeable body hair and facial hair from a young age. The eldest is now 11 so far it not too concerned about. The day may come when it does become very upsetting for her until then there will be no need for any treatment.
I know you are worried about the teasing at school, and your intentions are good, but leave well alone for the time being.
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#100436 - 07/30/12 02:04 PM Re: Electrolysis for children ? [Re: mhawkes]
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Oh, Aorearoa!

Been there several times teaching electrolysis and know quite a few of the folks. Please contact Steve Flaunty in Wellington. He can point you in the right direction (physicians and electrologists). If you can't fine him, send me a PM.

Cheers!

(I did "everything" in NZL, except the Waitomo Caves ... going 100 meters straight down on a ROPE! Some of the guys in NZL are all adrenaline and testosterone ... not me! I'm scared!)

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#100438 - 07/30/12 02:22 PM Re: Electrolysis for children ? [Re: Michael Bono]
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Michael, do you still do educational trips? I may be mistaken but I seem to remember you being over in the Uk when I was still in college about 20 years ago. Would be fantastic if you ever decide make a trip over again I know a number of electrologists who would be interested in hearing from you.

Mairi
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#100440 - 07/30/12 02:45 PM Re: Electrolysis for children ? [Re: mhawkes]
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My God ... if I had any chance in the world I would move to New Zealand! I'm too damned old to be allowed in ... but your country. (If I ever did move there, I would then try to keep everybody OUT!)

Yes, I was in the UK too, but the people in NZL were the most open of everyone. A few are doing local anesthetic, which will be necessary at "the right time only." I spoke to your medical board and they are probably still "on line" for the procedure; yes, for independent electrologists.

I hope Steve is a better sailor. We got out in 15-foot swells and after a few beers almost crashed into the cliffs. Nicely, I don't "do beer" and we were able to drop the spinnaker and make it back in. What a day!

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#100441 - 07/30/12 03:03 PM Re: Electrolysis for children ? [Re: mhawkes]
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Children rarely have the motivation or maturity level to see electrolysis through to completion. They become bored and irritated, eventually railing against the parents for pushing them into something of which they have no interest. It becomes a waste of time, money and effort that generally ends in disappointment and at times erroneous statements are made to the effect that "electrolysis does not work." Everyone loses!


Edited by Hairadicator (07/30/12 03:13 PM)
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#100442 - 07/30/12 03:20 PM Re: Electrolysis for children ? [Re: Hairadicator]
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Hairadicator … yes, agree 100%

I only had two kids where it worked well. One was a 7-year-old with a tele on her nose: one zap and it was gone (she was VERY motivated). The other was a kid born with no ear. I cleared the area where the ear was going and the surgeon did several procedures to create an ear (non-functioning, but it looked much better). Both kids were under direct on-site medical supervision of the plastic surgeon.

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#100449 - 07/30/12 07:30 PM Re: Electrolysis for children ? [Re: Michael Bono]
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Thanks for all the further comments.

The only area which will cause the most concern and my daughter would probably want dealt with in the next wee while would be her nose tip. I cant imagine it would take much to sort out. If it starts to grow wildly in the area over the next few years, would it make matters worse down the track if we were to use hair removal cream there? Not that I want too, as Im terrified about making look so much worse with temporary measures. Im just thinking it would be horribly stubbly and obvious when it was growing back.
Thanks

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#100452 - 07/31/12 12:31 AM Re: Electrolysis for children ? [Re: Fairygirl]
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Quite frankly I would not worry about hair growth in children this young. Worry over "what ifs" and being "terrified" has the potential to do more damage to you than unwanted hair problems in your children. For the record, any type of surface hair removal such as creams, clipping, shaving etc has NO effect on hair growth, although creams can be harsh on a child's skin. If other children are making fun of them, it's a bully issue and should be dealt with accordingly.
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#100454 - 07/31/12 01:21 AM Re: Electrolysis for children ? [Re: Hairadicator]
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I'm neither a mom nor an electrologist. Just genuinely curious because I might have hairy children one day and I want to be prepared. Personally, I didn't start worrying about my excess hair until I was 19-20 years old but I think that was because I was too preoccupied by my horrendous acne.

I very strongly think that my chest and upper arms would not have been the active pimple warzone that they were(and still are, though to a lesser extent now in addition to 10 years of scarring) had I had electrolysis in these areas before I started getting oily-which began at age 13-14ish after puberty. I assume no hair = no folliculitis? Folliculitis + acne has been a major problem for me in those areas. I'm also sure that electrolysis or no electrolysis, my back and face would have affected equally. I feel like the nature of lesions on chest+arms vs. face+back was/is different for me. And that hair removal on chest/arms early on would have made a world of difference in current skin quality and self esteem.

Other than pain and lack of full consent, what problems could early electrolysis treatment have for children?


Edited by zaphairzap (07/31/12 01:27 AM)

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#100455 - 07/31/12 01:21 AM Re: Electrolysis for children ? [Re: zaphairzap]
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And I mean children age 11ish and upward

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#100456 - 07/31/12 01:54 AM Re: Electrolysis for children ? [Re: Fairygirl]
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I join the opinion of my colleagues here. Subject a child to the Electrolysis can be traumatic. However, I can understand the concern of this mother, as I understood at the time the reasons for the mother of Christine, a 6 year old girl who was treated of her upper lip. All of us, including Lola, my doctor thought that Cristina would rise from the table as she saw the needle. All except her mother, because nobody in the world knows her daughter better than a mother. Cristina is an unusually mature child, who always watched with curiously as a nurse drew some blood for routine analysis.

With only 6 years Cristina was already suffering the cruelty of children in school. We agreed to try to Cristina with the condition that the slightest gesture of rejection, we would stop treatment.
The treatment was carried out by applying some topical anesthesia, and subsequent application of local anesthesia. The child absolutely did not suffer any pain or discomfort.

I've never seen anything like it. Not only completed all sessions (about 6 sessions of 30 minutes) but Cristina enjoyed it. While I worked, her mother read a funny book pages.
One day while they waited for me to finish with the previous client, Cristina drew a picture that later gave me. For some time hung on the wall to give an example to some of my clients over 30. Moral: There is no minimum or maximum age for Electrolysis, you just need a great motivator and a mother as the mother of Cristina.



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#100462 - 08/01/12 02:00 AM Re: Electrolysis for children ? [Re: ]
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Thank you everyone.

I just wondered .. if there half a chance the longish vellus hairs on her face (particularly nose) will thin out / grow shorter naturally as she ages? Anyone seen this happen before? Or are they more likely to darken and thicken?

Probably like asking how long is a piece of string ...

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#100463 - 08/01/12 02:24 AM Re: Electrolysis for children ? [Re: Fairygirl]
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It is impossible to know this early. The entire situation could change at puberty ... which way it will go is anyone's guess.
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#100729 - 08/21/12 11:24 AM Re: Electrolysis for children ? [Re: Fairygirl]
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May i take up this topic again?

I feel very unsure how to deal such issues.
When is it ethically acceptable to treat children with electrolysis?

Electrolysis hurts. Especially on the upper lip - a lot. Every client, not only children, needs a strong committment to stand that pain and have "that damned hair" removed. And that on children?

My spontaneous feeling: clearly not if the motivation/situation is clearly cosmetically motivated. But what if there is medical background like severe hypertrichosis, especially in the face?

Originally Posted By: Fairygirl

What to do when the time comes that its really a problem for her? Every day I am waiting for her to tell me that someone at school has noticed and teased her.


And THAT motivation - projection of the feelings of the parents onto the children, should necessarily be a contraindication. The children have not only to decide freely but urgently want to get rid of their hair. Otherwise traumatisation is unavoidable - unfortunately, traumatisations may become visible years, even decades, after the traumatic experience.
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#100738 - 08/21/12 07:36 PM Re: Electrolysis for children ? [Re: beate_r]
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Hi there. Yes my girls do have hypertrichosis. It is obvious on the face especially on my 7 year old. Nothing outrageous yet but slowly getting there. They are only young and will still be considered "too young" when I imagine it will be a social / confidence / personal problem for them.

It is very unsettling for me as mum to know that even if they want permanent treatment undertaken that it cant be done as its considered inappropriate when what they have is not the norm in the first place. I wondered why they couldnt have a local anethestic (dentist like injection) in the area prior to treatment. My daughter has has many blood tests in the last couple of years for her problem and she doesnt even flinch when she sees a needle. Children with disfiguring birthmarks and lazy eyes etc often get these corrected before their teenage years for the same kinds of reasons. It just seems a bit unfair that children with "a real hair issue" not just your normal puberty hair coming through, cannot at least attempt to get it under control before it becomes a problem for them - if its what THEY want. Especially when its on the face. Grown woman dont like excess hair on their face and neither do children.

I in no way make out the hair is a problem and tell them they are gorgeous as they are but at the same time they can see no one else around them has this at their age.

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#100740 - 08/21/12 08:09 PM Re: Electrolysis for children ? [Re: Fairygirl]
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Fairygirl, what i did quote was Your motivation having this done, an argument coming from You and not from Your daughter - in the light of recent requests i intentionally do not quote. I am simply in the need of adjusting my position toward or against treatment of children and adolescents.

If i am responsible in my decision to dare a treatment i ought to reject any request where i do get the slightest doubt if the wish to have the hair removed really originates from the child or adolescent.

Concerning the numbing: first of all we can do as professionals is to explain to our customers how to apply a Lidocain ointment in a way which is efficient and avoids unnecessary load to the body. This stuff is potentially dangerous and should be used with care (and IMO avoided if the client can deal with the pain differently or applied selectively as i do when i visit my electrologist). We are simply neither allowed nor trained to do this ourselves (i do wear permanent scars caused by a collegue who applied Lidocain injections in my face; in Germany another electrologist put her client to death by such an injection).

So at present my feeling is not to generally deny treatments on children but decide from case to case with a hurdle the higher the younger the child is. So when is a facial hypertrichosis severe enought to justify treatment of a child? Quite probable in its most severe cases, and eventually diagnosed and attested by a physician. And of course, ONLY in full consent with the child's wishes under the limitations we as grown ups and specialists (need to!) recognize.
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#100744 - 08/21/12 10:56 PM Re: Electrolysis for children ? [Re: beate_r]
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Hi again,

My only motivation is to help my daughters in any way I can when/if they decide they want to remove the excess hair. Maybe they will be perfectly happy with their appearance and it will never be an issue. This would be great. But I doubt this will be the case. New hair is quickly growing in all over their bodies as they age. Lots of it.

From time to time we discuss the fact they have hair in lots of places but its not a negative just a fact and these conversations are always started by them.

I was really just trying to see if it was an option in exceptional situations. IF its something they want to do. I cant see any reading anywhere that its done on a case by case basis (as laser can be - I personally have known a few children that have had this done for various reasons - birthmarks, hairy nevus or suchlike on the face). Various websites talk about permanent hair removal for children but in reality electrolysis didnt sound possible going from the response I got when I queried it. I cant imagine that laser would be too comfortable for a child either but they seem to use this when its required.

It just seemed the general consensus to treat children with this problem was no. Sight unseen. Im sure there are a few younger teens out there that would love the opportunity of having electrolysis done if their parents could afford it, they could handle the pain and someone could do it for them. If someone took their 10 year old to an electrologist and the child was willing and the electrologist thought the situation was bad enough to treat, what is the harm? I understand it doesnt seem right absolutely. But it could make so much difference to someone who is struggling at a young age with this problem.

Lidocain doesnt sound nice at all! Clearly not something you would want to put on anyone let alone a child if you could get away without it. Would something like Emla cream be effective enough to use beforehand?

Thanks for your comments. I understand its a strange query smile







Edited by Fairygirl (08/21/12 10:58 PM)
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#100745 - 08/21/12 11:02 PM Re: Electrolysis for children ? [Re: Fairygirl]
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My daughter is under 10 and hairy. I've told her I'll do her whole body at 14. No exceptions. People have noticed her hairy legs and moustache and she doesn't like it but i guess she can stand it knowing i have the tools to help her when she gets older.

Puberty can accelerate hair growth so it would probably be a waste of money if you did anything too soon. Wait until you know what you're working with.

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#100746 - 08/21/12 11:05 PM Re: Electrolysis for children ? [Re: I_love_pink]
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Originally Posted By: I_love_pink
My daughter is under 10 and hairy. I've told her I'll do her whole body at 14. No exceptions. People have noticed her hairy legs and moustache and she doesn't like it but i guess she can stand it knowing i have the tools to help her when she gets older.

Puberty can accelerate hair growth so it would probably be a waste of money if you did anything too soon. Wait until you know what you're working with.


I'm over 14. You can treat me!!! lol

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#100747 - 08/21/12 11:21 PM Re: Electrolysis for children ? [Re: Brenton]
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Hairy legs and a moustache I would happily tell my daughters is normal and not to worry about as most of their friends will probably end up with that at some stage.
But hairy nose at 6? No one has a hairy nose. Even older men dont have the hair growth she has. Also hairy clavicles? spelling sorry! Collar bone bit anyways.

I love Pink - I bet your daughter is happy in the knowledge that she wont have to wait until she is late teens to get permanently rid of the mo!

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#100748 - 08/21/12 11:42 PM Re: Electrolysis for children ? [Re: Fairygirl]
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yeah i see your point there. i guess your situation is a bit different. i don't know what to tell you. but the chances of more hair growth at puberty are probably pretty high so if you started hair removal it would be an ongoing expense and plus your daughters would have years of treatment (pain and healing)that they would find very difficult i am sure.

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#100749 - 08/21/12 11:53 PM Re: Electrolysis for children ? [Re: Fairygirl]
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Originally Posted By: Fairygirl

Lidocain doesnt sound nice at all! Clearly not something you would want to put on anyone let alone a child if you could get away without it. Would something like Emla cream be effective enough to use beforehand?


EMLA creme IS Lidocaine (+Prilocaine). On grown ups there are limitations on the are which may be numbed a day, and that limit can be reached during marathon sessions.
Simply due to their much smaller mass the limit of EMLA applicable to children is really small so that will put limits on its use.

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I understand its a strange query

No, it is not. I think it is important to discuss the ethical aspects and the limitations on doing electrolysis on children.

@I love pink: You wrote exactly what i wanted to add. The long treatment just ot more or less maintain a steady state might be an extremly frustrating experience for children. Even more as it may be for women with, say, PCOS...
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#100752 - 08/22/12 12:44 AM Re: Electrolysis for children ? [Re: beate_r]
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Thanks for the Emla info. I never filled the prescription for Emla that we were given. One of the endocronologists we have seen suggested coating my daughters arms in that for a bit and then waxing them. My daughter wasnt keen and neither was I so she is still sporting fluffy arms and relatively happy since its winter smile Also I have a suspicion she may be one of the ones where waxing doesnt make the hair thinner or sparser but may encourage hair growth. Wont find out for sure unless she does it tho I suppose.

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#100753 - 08/22/12 01:25 AM Re: Electrolysis for children ? [Re: Fairygirl]
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Also if absolute worst comes to absolute worst and my daughter insists on removing the hair (on the nose will concern her most I imagine) prior to her teens whats the worst that can happen if she puts a blob of hair remover on there to tide her over until she is old enough for more permanent measures? I hate the thought of her putting stuff like that on her face tho ... can it make anything worse? Sensitive hair follicles dont "thrive" on the stuff or anything do they?

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#100756 - 08/22/12 03:08 AM Re: Electrolysis for children ? [Re: Fairygirl]
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the light vellus ones wont come back obviously stubbly and dark? Would really like her to just leave well enough alone for as long as possible before permanent options especially on the face.

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#100758 - 08/22/12 03:31 AM Re: Electrolysis for children ? [Re: Fairygirl]
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Okay scrap the above. I have just read a post on hair removal creams not being good for the smaller non problem hairs.

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#110597 - 11/11/13 02:29 PM Re: Electrolysis for children ? [Re: ]
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A major part of this is that the young person actually wants it done.
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