Hi everyone, like jcjc's "legs" question here, I am not quite sure which forum is best for this topic so I'm just putting it here and hoping it works out.
I began electrolysis treatments for my facial hair about 3 years ago, but was severely overtreated by a practicioner and backed off to recover. After that, my finances changed and I dropped treatments. I am ready to begin again, but I want to update my information.
When I did my research & sought advice 3 years ago, the rule was basically that Laser & alternative treatments were risky / inappropriate for face work and that Electro was the de-facto treatment for facial hair.
Has anything changed about that? My practicioner here in Los Angeles offers Laser, IPL, and Thermolysis.
I'm not sure which to go with, or if any of the treatment wisdom has changed with technology improvements, etc. in the last 3 years.
For reference, in case any of this is important for treatment recommendation:
- Hair type: Thick, wiry, curly hair shafts that ingrow horribly if plucked / shaved (which is why I want them TO DIE A HORRIBLE DEATH).
- Hair coverage: upper lip, lower lip, chin, small amount under chin / on neck. Nothing on cheeks. All areas are very sparse, but dense enough to be noticeable & embarassing if not removed regularly.
- Skin type: Very, very pale white skin. Dark brown / almost black hairs.
- Previous treatments: Just electrolysis, primarily galvanic with a few thermolysis sessions.
Also, are the three methods (Thermo, etc.) any better or worse for the health or your skin or long-term damage? I had a galvanic practicioner who insisted Thermolysis was going to destroy your skin, and a thermo practicioner who insists galvanic will destroy your skin, so... no clue what the truth really is.