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#113112 - 03/27/14 12:16 PM progress thus far
Helen1983 Offline
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Registered: 08/28/13
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Although I've been doing Electrolysis for some time since August I'd like to try and keep a record of my progress should have really started earlier but hear goes.
Been to my 7 month appointment this morning, I didn't have any black hairs on my chin any longer its been 3 months since I've had one appear although I did have around 6 long thin ones zapped 1 was white the rest were brown, it took around 4-5 weeks for these hairs to appear.
I also had hairs around my nipples removed about 6 on the left just one was black the rest were pale brown and 3 removed from the right all pale brown, these took around 2 weeks to start coming through after last appointment.
For the first time I had hairs removed from my upper lip this was more painful that any other area I had them removed from the corners of my lip around 4 on the left side and 5 on the right.
hope for more progress at the next appointment thus far the progress has been that I am able to add the upper lip into my 10 minute sessions, the hairs are paler and no longer seem to be thick black and the hairs on the chin are taking twice as long to grow new ones. I started going in every 2-3 weeks but this appointment was 6 weeks on from my last, So I'm starting to believe this is going to work for me fingers crossed. Oh I also had a dark hair on my hand removed around 5 months ago which hasn't come back.

Edited by Helen1983 (03/27/14 12:22 PM)

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#113117 - 03/27/14 03:33 PM Re: progress thus far [Re: Helen1983]
LillyoftheValley Offline

Registered: 03/09/14
Posts: 26
Loc: toronto, Canada
Hi Helen,

I have a question about the soon to be gone hair on your upper lip area and areolas. Are the hairs as thick as they were on your chin? I am currently pursuing electrolysis on my chin and neck, and is considering areolas in the near future.
To my understanding, you only had one treatment on your nipples so far?
Female, African-American. 22 y/o. Thick hair on chin, vellus hair on chest/ stomach/ back
2 hrs of electrolysis done on chin and some neck.
toronto, CANADA. -- ON the look for new electrologist

#113118 - 03/27/14 03:53 PM Re: progress thus far [Re: LillyoftheValley]
Helen1983 Offline
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No I have been going for the last 7 months for treatment around areolas and on my chin I started in August 2013, and have had around 10 treatments now in both these area's.
Today was my first session on upper lip removal only in the corners as this is the only area I get dark ones. They are brown and thin I have previously bleached or when going on holiday removed with cream but since I have extra time and have to pay for 10 minutes I added it to the sessions.
I have not had any hair removed from the neck I don't have any issues in this area.
The hair around my areolas was a mix of thin brown and thin black the ones on my chin were thicker and black originally, they are all coming in thin and brown now apart from the 1 thin black one today around nipples.

#113119 - 03/27/14 03:55 PM Re: progress thus far [Re: Helen1983]
Helen1983 Offline
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I started having hair around areola when I was pregnant with my daughter who is soon to be 7, my electrolysis says this is common. My chin hairs started around 18 months - 2 years ago when I came off the pill.
She did tell me because I'd been plucking what seemed only a couple of hairs every 1 or 2 on around areola since I was pregnant this area would take longer to clear than my chin.
Hope that helps.

#113252 - 04/08/14 09:58 AM Re: progress thus far [Re: Helen1983]
Helen1983 Offline
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So everything was going great been going every 5 to 6 weeks removing pale brown hairs from my chin and around nipples. Its been around 3 - 3.5 months since I've had a black hair on my chin when bam out of no were 12 days since my last appointment one appears under my chin black gutted does not come close. I do not have the time to travel 40 minutes with working for this week or next just to remove one hair frown I stupidly thought all the black ones were gone and I'd be doing with paler ones from now on that I could cope with between appointment. I also thought I wouldn't get any so soon, I'm on holiday end of May so was really happy with the progress feels like gone backwards now bloody face. I can feel it under my fingers when I glid under the area haven't felt any like that in 3-3.5 months too.

Edited by Helen1983 (04/08/14 10:11 AM)

#113253 - 04/08/14 11:07 AM Re: progress thus far [Re: Helen1983]
emilily Offline
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Registered: 03/20/10
Posts: 367
Loc: Sydney, Australia
Hey smile When I get one out of the blue, I just cut it short with a pair of scissors! If it's under your chin it wont be obvious and hopefully you can live with it until your next appointment!
5 sessions on underarms, brazilian starting 07/05/10 (GentleLASE)
4 laser sessions on tummy starting 07/05/10
70 minutes of electrolysis in 2010 (Blend)

Current (Apilus Platinum):
Chin, lip, sides: Starting 30/08/13 1420 minutes
Tummy: 1 hr 21/09, 1 hr 30/09/13, 1.5 13/01, 1.5 08/04, .5hr 26/06, 1 hr 17/11/14,.25 hr 09/03/15, .25 31/07/2015
Chest/underarm: 2 hr 12/10, 1 hr 21/10, 1.5 hours 12/12/13, 1.5hours 11/02, 1.5 08/05, .5hr 26/6, 1hr 05/08, 1hr 17/11/14, .75hr 09/03/15, .5hr 13/07/15

Most recent: 45mins 08/10/2015, 30mins 02/16, 1hr 24/06/16, 1hr 11/10/16, 45 mins 18/09/2017

#113482 - 04/25/14 12:39 PM Re: progress thus far [Re: emilily]
Helen1983 Offline
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Just been for what I think is my 12th or 13th session on the chin and areola 8 months of going and 2nd session on upper lip.
Removed 1 thick hair from chin and one thin but darker in color hair, removed 1 hair each from the left and right areola I didn't count but probably around 10 hairs removed from upper lip. Paid for 10 minute session as always.
Really hoping it lasts longer this time I was going ages between appointment but I got new hairs without 2 weeks of last session.

Edited by Helen1983 (04/25/14 12:41 PM)

#113484 - 04/25/14 12:57 PM Re: progress thus far [Re: Helen1983]
dfahey Offline

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Registered: 10/27/03
Posts: 9689
Loc: Columbus, Ohio
Sounds like we should be singing, 'Oh, Hapoy Day" together. You are getting closer to your goal with so few hairs. Be grateful and hug your electrologist.
Dee Fahey, R.N., C.T.
Licensed by the State Medical Board of Ohio for Nursing license and Cosmetic Therapy/Electrolysis license

British Institute & Association of Electrolysis

Do not give up, the beginning is always the hardest.

#113661 - 05/09/14 08:21 AM Re: progress thus far [Re: dfahey]
Helen1983 Offline
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So its been 2 weeks since my last appointment 8 months in upper lip nice and hairy pale brown hairs I have 1 thin darker brown hair the left side of my chin and 1 think darker brown hair just outside my left areola. Gutted at the time between hairs reappearing it used to take up to 4 weeks to come and I'd book in 5-6 weeks time but even though I think I'm getting less hair coming in they are coming in more frequent puzzling and annoying. I plan to see her again in 1.5 - 2 weeks time since I am going on holiday in 2 weeks and am keeping all my fingers crossed now appear whilst I'm abroad on the chin that is I know I have only just started out on the upper lip. I still have the 1 mark on my upper lip but seems paler and this time I still have 2 red marks on my breast from last treatment this usually scabs and does without a week so again rather annoying still keeping the faith not much else I can do.

#113662 - 05/09/14 08:36 AM Re: progress thus far [Re: Helen1983]
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Loc: St. Louis, MO
Punctuation would work wonders for you in your posts! But, congratulations! Keep it up
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