Let me start by saying that I didn't find a suitable section for this post, so I decided to post here and I ask the mods to relocate the topic if necessary. Thanks
Allow now me to expose my current situation before asking for advice:
Just over two years ago I decided to do permanent beard removal. I had about 12 sessions done in total. The first 6 were IPL, the following were laser.
It was first estimated that I'd need about 8 sessions (though no promises were made). As of now my beard is much less dense around my mouth, chin and throat and it's not patched at all, it's uniform, which is good. I need only shave about twice a week. In fact I can't even shave earlier than that because it's just too shallow to shave. However, on the rest of the face (on the sides), it's really patchy and after 3 days it looks like I shaved it unproperly, which looks awful.
After the last session I couldn't afford to continue with the procedure.
Not only that, right after my last session I made an appointment with my dermatologist who said that completly removing the beard would look odd. Actually the word she used was "bizarre".
So because of that and because of me being unhappy about somethings with the clinic I was attending, I decided to stop to access my situation.
It's been almost a year since my last session and I need to consider what to do next. I don't like my beard's present state, though I might be willing to keep it that way.
I'm considering the following options:
i) Keep my beard as it is and try to the deal with the patchy sides the best I can.
ii) Having more sessions done on the sides to completly remove it, thus solving the patchy sides issue, while keeping the rest untouched.
iii) Completly remove everything.
The above options were written in order from what I want the least to what I want the most. My problem is that, as my dermatologist decided to describe, I don't want my face to look bizarre. I have a masculine face, so I'm not worried about looking like a woman. I just don't wanna look weird.
Have any men out there completly removed the beard? Do you think it looks odd? What kind of feedback did you get?
Any women know any men who have done this? How do you access the procedure aesthetically?
I'm looking for objective advice on what looks best as I lack the insight to evaluate such matters.