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#114181 - 06/25/14 11:47 AM Re: progress thus far [Re: Helen1983]
emilily Offline
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Registered: 03/20/10
Posts: 367
Loc: Sydney, Australia
I think we much have started at similar times! For me, I know I'm not getting the darker hairs (or the DARK hairs) any more - nowhere near the same rate. But I still have sooo many hairs - just light and almost unnoticeable. It will be all done with soon enough smile
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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

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#114184 - 06/25/14 07:15 PM Re: progress thus far [Re: Helen1983]
lele Offline
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Registered: 06/24/14
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Loc: uk
What made you decide to choose electrolysis for the nipples/breast area over laser treatment? Was it because there are only a few hairs? Am curious as I'm wondering which to choose for my nips.

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#114186 - 06/26/14 09:04 AM Re: progress thus far [Re: lele]
emilily Offline
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Registered: 03/20/10
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Loc: Sydney, Australia
use electrolysis! I would not want a laser beam that near to my chest. It can't target specific hairs and there aren't enough hairs in that area usually. There will be so few hairs that it will not take very long at all to achieve a clearance. I have maybe spent an hour so far and the hairs are 98% gone. Currently I have a total of twenty hairs in the area smile

My chest is another area that has responded well. Tonight I had an hour on stomach/chest and achieved the clearance I wanted in both areas. smile
_________________________
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

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#114190 - 06/26/14 02:06 PM Re: progress thus far [Re: emilily]
dfahey Offline

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Registered: 10/27/03
Posts: 9438
Loc: Columbus, Ohio
Lele, emilily is so right. Choose electrolysis.

For the nipple area, electrolysis RULES! We can precisely target all hair structures. Very coarse black hairs, medium brown hairs and long, fine blond hairs. We can see'em all. Laser can't do that. You will need between 8 and 15 clearings over 9-18 months. The hair should slide out. You shouldn't feel any tweezing. Doesn't matter if you have 13 hairs per side or 130 hairs per side. It is one of the easier areas to get under permanent control, as in, NO MORE WORRIES.

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Licensed by the State Medical Board of Ohio for Nursing license and Cosmetic Therapy/Electrolysis license
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#114196 - 06/26/14 08:35 PM Re: progress thus far [Re: dfahey]
Helen1983 Offline
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Registered: 08/28/13
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I would not have laser in the area mine are around areola only breasts like all of your body have hundreds of clear/blonde vellus hairs if that's what you call them. I would 100% not want to induce any hairs onto the actual breast.
I started out after leaving for 2 months with around 8 around each nipple / areola nearly 5 weeks since my last appointment electrolysis I have just 1 hair today which looks dark blonde in colour not brown and is a little too long for my liking. I have had these hairs since I was pregnant with my daughter 7 years ago, where as my chin hairs probably about 2 years ago started, the areola hairs at present are showing better progress i.e not only lower in color but much less coming in.


Edited by Helen1983 (06/26/14 08:39 PM)

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#114197 - 06/26/14 08:46 PM Re: progress thus far [Re: Helen1983]
Helen1983 Offline
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Registered: 08/28/13
Posts: 300
What really speers me on it the areola area and a hair I had done on my left hand.

The areola really is much much better the chin hair is what I am struggling to get under control in amounts but the colours are much better only a few dark ones come more dark brown than black and never thick anymore.
I had 1 very long thick black hair come in on my left hand every couple of months after tweezing out for around 18 months, on 2nd treatment I asked her to zap it too for me about 9 months ago now I called it my witches hair it has never returned proof electrolysis did work.

The only worry I have now is that they are thinner and paler but still worry me and visible to me and my husband although he is very lovely about it and extremely loving.
The lady who treats me is in her mid 60's wears glasses and even with the microscope seems to struggle to see them she can't see them I have to tell her were I want done and sometimes hold the hair so she it under the microscope before treating
She is very good in my opinion when she see's the hairs but she's struggling to see them now so I have wondered about trying someone else younger with perhaps better eye sight? I think this maybe why they are still coming in she doesn't pick them all up anymore? where as when they were thicker or black she could see them all.
I am sticking with her for now as I do not think she is mistreating me and that is my biggest fear in going anywhere else.


Edited by Helen1983 (06/26/14 08:50 PM)

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#114257 - 07/01/14 03:44 PM Re: progress thus far [Re: Helen1983]
Helen1983 Offline
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Registered: 08/28/13
Posts: 300
1st July 5.5 weeks after last appointment been in for a 10 minute electorlysis session.
I have 1 black hair just under chin but had around 12 hairs treated that were thin some long blonde some brown I saw one curling up from underneath pulled up the skin and there was 4 so I got her to treat them and it seems she saw a whole bunch more smirk
I also had one under my lip treated never touch that area before never seen a dark one there.
I have the corners of my upper lip treated as I had done for last 4 or so appointments about 5-6 on each side.
Had one weird small stumpy black hair that appeared on my belly removed where the hell that came from I don't know.
Had just 1 hair removed from areola which is the real success story.
I don't think I've ever had so many hairs removed, 10.5 months in very upsetting.
I will say as I have said before though I no longer get thick black ones just thin brown ones that still stand out to me but no where near as bad as they were.
Why I am getting her in new places? perhaps its hair sight or I need to go back to GP for tests again unsure I said after last round of tests that I would give this 12 months to see improvement and I definitely am at present around breasts other area's disappointing though.
She actually said to me today it was the first time we'd done my upper lip and I was like no 4th couldn't remember at all doing it previously, the whole conversation on which needle to use after I got a small scare on first treatment which is pretty much gone now. She also had to get me to show her a few hairs as couldn't seem them so although I do love her from getting rid of the hairs she has I walk away again concerned what's going to happen next and whether things are going right.
The has also been a 25% increase in price which I didn't know about until after treatment when paying Its still not expensive 15 instead of 12 but would have been nice to know before hand when I called to book.
For the americans that's about $21 to 26.
If I was 100% certain without a shadow in my mind that things were working in all area's I would be paying her a heck of a lot more! if needed.
Going to try and enjoy the hair free days for as long as they last.


Edited by Helen1983 (07/01/14 05:03 PM)

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#114260 - 07/01/14 09:57 PM Re: progress thus far [Re: Helen1983]
emilily Offline
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Registered: 03/20/10
Posts: 367
Loc: Sydney, Australia
Haha prices schmices smile My electrologist (who is not as expensive as the one I went to 4 years ago!!) has a sliding price scale - shorter appointments cost more per minute. Anyway it is still like 30 pounds for 15 minutes, so I think you're doing fine!

Being able to get these clearances in a 10 minute session also means that you are getting close to being done because if there was still a substantial amount of hair it'd be taking much longer to get clearances.

Electrologists see plenty of clients - you only see yours for 10 minutes every month or so - fair enough that she doesn't remember.

It's too bad that you're getting some hair under your lip. Hopefully things continue to improve, though. smile
_________________________
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

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#114271 - 07/02/14 11:00 AM Re: progress thus far [Re: emilily]
Helen1983 Offline
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Registered: 08/28/13
Posts: 300
Emily I have always had 10 minute sessions for clearance that has not changed in the whole 10.5 months of going to electrolysis, I never went for long sessions. 4 months ago I did add in my upper lip because I don't think I ever needed the full 10 minutes more like 5 so I could get the full 10 mins cos that's the min I have to pay. she only does the corners of the upper lip though would like the rest doing too.


Edited by Helen1983 (07/02/14 11:04 AM)

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#114301 - 07/04/14 07:14 PM Re: progress thus far [Re: dfahey]
lele Offline
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Registered: 06/24/14
Posts: 12
Loc: uk
thanks all for the advice! smile I had a laser consultation where a dr told me electroylsis didn't work, it didnt remove hairs at the root, breaking them in the hair shaft... pssshttt BS.
Didn't think about the implications of having laser near chest, but will have to build up to having electrolysis: the embarrassment + the idea of having a needle near my nipples... am one of those people who find nipple piercing of my friends gross.

blush One very stupid question, how can you tell if there is tweezing? i mean is it very obvious?

Originally Posted By: dfahey
Lele, emilily is so right. Choose electrolysis.

For the nipple area, electrolysis RULES! We can precisely target all hair structures. Very coarse black hairs, medium brown hairs and long, fine blond hairs. We can see'em all. Laser can't do that. You will need between 8 and 15 clearings over 9-18 months. The hair should slide out. You shouldn't feel any tweezing. Doesn't matter if you have 13 hairs per side or 130 hairs per side. It is one of the easier areas to get under permanent control, as in, NO MORE WORRIES.


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