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#96444 - 03/09/12 02:55 AM Upper Lip Hair - Please Help
Emma500 Offline
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Registered: 03/08/12
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Hello,

I've been wondering if i should get my upper lip hair removed for years. But my best friend said that I'll just get a stubble if i cut it. So i've never touched any part of my upper lip hair. Upon stumbling across this fantastic forum and reading some of the success stories, I've had hope again!

This is what my upper lip hair looks like:


http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i60/serenity_4eva/SAM_1095.jpg



http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i60/serenity_4eva/SAM_1097.jpg


http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i60/serenity_4eva/SAM_1096.jpg


It's actually quite fine but high density. You can't see it at night but it's obvious under the sun.

I'd like to get some professional opinion:

1. Should i get it removed?
2. Can it be removed?
3. Which method would be best for this kind of hair removal? ie bleaching laser or electrolysis

4. How long would it take?
5. Is there anything i should do to make it more successful. I heard that applying tea tree oil helps the healing process.
6. Haha and last of all does anyone know of a good place in Sydney?

If i get it removed, i will contribute my photos and progress to this forum smile

Thank you very much!

Emma


Edited by Emma500 (03/09/12 03:37 AM)

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#96445 - 03/09/12 03:36 AM Re: Upper Lip Hair - Please Help [Re: Emma500]
dfahey Offline

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Yes, you should get it removed if it bothers you. I would do electrolysis. You can try one thing for now and see if it makes a difference for the immediate now - you can bleach those fine hairs.

Electrolysis will work. I would personally do a thermolysis mode called PicoFlash. Another electrologist may have another strategy. Laser is NOT an option for your fine hairs.

How longs depends on you and your electrologist's skill and strategy. You can accomplish permanent hair removal in about a year to eighteen months. You would be surprised how few total hours it takes to accomplish this over the the 9-18 month period.

Tea tree is very nice, but your electrologist will have to advise you because she can assess many things about your skin to see if that is appropriate for your situation.

I LOVE CASES LIKE YOURS, by the way!
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Dee Fahey, R.N., C.T.
Licensed by the State Medical Board of Ohio for Nursing license and Cosmetic Therapy/Electrolysis license
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ELECTROLYSIS FAQ'S:

British Institute & Association of Electrolysis

http://www.electrolysis.co.uk/?page_id=16

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#96447 - 03/09/12 03:49 AM Re: Upper Lip Hair - Please Help [Re: dfahey]
dfahey Offline

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Loc: Columbus, Ohio
Sydney Electrologists:


I do believe Christine O'Connell is a good start. Check out her posts her on hairtell by using the search feature.


Clinical Electrolysis

Phone:(02) 9231 1903

Suite 2, Level 5,

William Bland Centre,

229 Macquarie Street,

Sydney, NSW Australia

(opposite the Sydney Hospital)


View Website: http://www.clinicalelectrolysis.com/index.html


Sahar Tehfe. I am looking for her information.

Both have Apilus Platinum epilators!
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Dee Fahey, R.N., C.T.
Licensed by the State Medical Board of Ohio for Nursing license and Cosmetic Therapy/Electrolysis license
_____________________
ELECTROLYSIS FAQ'S:

British Institute & Association of Electrolysis

http://www.electrolysis.co.uk/?page_id=16

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#96448 - 03/09/12 03:52 AM Re: Upper Lip Hair - Please Help [Re: dfahey]
dfahey Offline

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Dee Fahey, R.N., C.T.
Licensed by the State Medical Board of Ohio for Nursing license and Cosmetic Therapy/Electrolysis license
_____________________
ELECTROLYSIS FAQ'S:

British Institute & Association of Electrolysis

http://www.electrolysis.co.uk/?page_id=16

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#96449 - 03/09/12 03:58 AM Re: Upper Lip Hair - Please Help [Re: dfahey]
Emma500 Offline
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Registered: 03/08/12
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Thank you Dee! Do you know how long approximately one session will be for a case like mine?


Edited by Emma500 (03/09/12 04:03 AM)

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#96454 - 03/09/12 04:25 AM Re: Upper Lip Hair - Please Help [Re: Emma500]
dfahey Offline

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Most electrologist will only do 15 to 30 minutes on and upper, scattering their works so as to not treat hairs that are side by side. With the set up they may have, they are correct to use caution. I use the Apilus Platinum and before that, I used the Silhouette-Tone VMC. With both epilators, typically, I would clear all the hair on both sides and thin the hairs in the middle, with a gold or insulated probe. Side effect would be swelling for 24 or 36 hours, but not severe swelling. Doing 45 minutes to an hour at a time bothers me not. It is fine with the proper equipment and settings on the LIP PROGRAM. Christine and Sahar have Apilus Platinum Pure epilators, but I don't know what their strategies are for cases like yours. All I can say is, it is highly possible to do longer appointments to get the hair off ASAP and then look forward to maintaining that gain. I favor PicoFlash thermolysis. MultiPlex is very strategic as well.
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Dee Fahey, R.N., C.T.
Licensed by the State Medical Board of Ohio for Nursing license and Cosmetic Therapy/Electrolysis license
_____________________
ELECTROLYSIS FAQ'S:

British Institute & Association of Electrolysis

http://www.electrolysis.co.uk/?page_id=16

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#96455 - 03/09/12 04:26 AM Re: Upper Lip Hair - Please Help [Re: dfahey]
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By the way, I really, really hope you keep a journal here about your progress. It is so helpful to others who come seeking help after you. I look at your case and think of low hurdles to overcome. This is not a difficult case at all.
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Dee Fahey, R.N., C.T.
Licensed by the State Medical Board of Ohio for Nursing license and Cosmetic Therapy/Electrolysis license
_____________________
ELECTROLYSIS FAQ'S:

British Institute & Association of Electrolysis

http://www.electrolysis.co.uk/?page_id=16

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#96456 - 03/09/12 04:28 AM Re: Upper Lip Hair - Please Help [Re: Emma500]
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Electrolysis will remove the hairs, for sure.

The "other" alternatives you can start with are bleaching. Bleaching would hide the hair you have very well. If you were to begin electrolysis then you would schedule your appointment at the point that you start seeing the dark roots of the hairs.

Shaving (cutting or clipping) would result in YOU feeling stubble, but it would not make the hairs coarser - and no one else would feel that stubble. The will only get coarser if your physiology (genetics, hormones, etc.) intended to make the hairs coarser (with no help from shaving). Shaving can work while having electrolysis because the electrologist can then select the growing hairs for treatment rather than treating hairs that are getting ready to shed.

Wishing you the best!
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Barbara Greathouse, CPE
Kansas Licensed since 1980
Live by the 4 Agreements: Be impeccable with your word. Don't take anything personally. Don't make assumptions. Always do your best.



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#102045 - 10/25/12 10:24 PM Re: Upper Lip Hair - Please Help [Re: Barbara_CPE]
Emma500 Offline
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Hi All,

So after gathering up my courage, i've finally put my hectic life schedule on hold and booked in for a consultation with Christine.

Will keep you all updated on how it goes.

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#102049 - 10/26/12 03:47 AM Re: Upper Lip Hair - Please Help [Re: Emma500]
dfahey Offline

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Registered: 10/27/03
Posts: 9611
Loc: Columbus, Ohio
Give her hug from me. Take some before pictures!
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Dee Fahey, R.N., C.T.
Licensed by the State Medical Board of Ohio for Nursing license and Cosmetic Therapy/Electrolysis license
_____________________
ELECTROLYSIS FAQ'S:

British Institute & Association of Electrolysis

http://www.electrolysis.co.uk/?page_id=16

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