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#124137 - 06/09/17 03:25 AM My Electrolysis Diary. Laser stimulated hair.
Krasnaja Offline

Registered: 04/11/17
Posts: 15
Hello, everybody
So sorry for my english))
I`ve been searching in Internet something that will fit to my problem and condition - unfortunately, I have laser stimulated facial hair.
I am a female, started laser on my face when I was 19 years old (2014) – Lightsheer laser. My hair on face were thin, vellus, but pretty dark (I have very light skin and brown hair - I am slavic). In december this year (when I am 22) I`ve started to see more dark hard hairs here and there – on my chin, neck, sideburns, some on my cheeks. My hair is very strange – it`s dark at the end, and light near the skin. That`s why laser didn`t work for me… but nobody said that to me.
So at December 2016 I`ve decided to do electrolysis and booked an appointment at one clinic. When I came there electrologyst said to me, that I should try Alexandrite laser before electrolysis. So I had 2 sessions of Alexandrit laser on my face and neck by this practitioner. I must say, that every laser that I`ve tried worked for one month for my hair – one month my face looked perfectly. But at the start of next month – everything comes again.
After 2 sessions in March 2017 I`ve started electrolysis with the same practiotioner, who suggested laser to me. He were really upset that he need to do electrolysis on my skin, because he said, he don`t want to destroy this beautiful skin. But I didn`t care much about skin, I wanted to remove those hairs.
He worked on some Spanish machine (If I am not wrong…), used Blend. That was painfull, but I am very patient and my pain threshold is very high – that was normal.
I had with him 6 appointments – and had 2 full clearances during March.
Then I`ve decided to change practitioner because my skin looked really really bad. I was swollen, red, with red dots all over the face for week after appointment. I still have brown marks (hyperpigmentation) on my skin after that. But I hope it all will fade soon.
Then I came to one woman, she was working at Apilus Senior. I came every week for an hour each time. I think that pretty much every time I had full clearances. But then I started to feel a little bit of plucking – so I decided to change practitioner again.
My third electrologyst is working on Apilus XCell. It`s wonderful machine, really fast. I like my third practitioner and first two times I had an appointments in a week, first one was 1 hour long, second – 26 min. She said that I need to come once in two weeks. Now I am coming once in two weeks and doing 1 hour.
I don`t know what to think. Every time I am getting a full clearance, no dark hairs, but in the end of two weeks I have many many dark hairs… I don`t know are those hair new, or old but they were not treated… I know that it`s a long process, I hope that in 18 monthes I will receive a good reduction. But now I am so doubtfull. And I have many many vellus hair all over my body and face.
My aftercare is: first day after appointment is no water for face, I use Chlorhexidine, tea tree oil and Bepanthen crème . When I go out I use Dectro International ACTION DE GALA Ombra Cream with SPF 100.

This is my schedule:
29.03.17 – second full clearance.
11.04.17 – 1 hour at the middle of the neck – He doesn`t want to work on my rough skin.
14.04.17 – New Practitioner. Apilus Senior. 1 h.
21.04.17 – Apilus Senior 1 h
28.04.17 – New Practitioner – Apilus XCell – 1 h
4.05.17 – Apilus XCell – 1h
12.05.17 - Apilus XCell – 26 min
25.05.17 – 68 min Apilus XCell
08.06.17 – 1 h Apilus XCell
How much does it take for a laser stimulated hair to be gone permanently? What can you say from your experience?
Because I feel myself so bad about all this...
I really appreciate every interest or answer to my topic.

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#124140 - 06/09/17 11:14 PM Re: My Electrolysis Diary. Laser stimulated hair. [Re: Krasnaja]
Deedra Offline

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Registered: 08/02/18
Posts: 9726
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(just popping in) I answered this in response to your private message.

Your English is wonderful.
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Licensed by the State Medical Board of Ohio for Cosmetic Therapy/Electrolysis and the State Nursing Board of Ohio

#124160 - 06/13/17 08:26 AM Re: My Electrolysis Diary. Laser stimulated hair. [Re: Krasnaja]
Iluv2zap Offline
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Registered: 11/19/14
Posts: 1549
I'm amazed that none of your electrologists has adequately explained the process nor anything about hair growth cycles to you? Its going to take 12-18 months to effect permanency. During that time you can expect hair to come in in ever dwindling amounts until eventually its all gone.I am doing my second set of sessions this month with a clietn of pakistani heritage who has just such a caase similar to yours. Except, I wont get anywhere near clearance for quite a while as there is just too much over the body and face for me to addrress so for her, it will take much longer than 18 months .This can be very hard on you emotionally, but stick with the process and the hair will be gone.


Edited by Iluv2zap (06/13/17 08:34 AM)
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#124161 - 06/13/17 09:40 AM Re: My Electrolysis Diary. Laser stimulated hair. [Re: Iluv2zap]
Krasnaja Offline

Registered: 04/11/17
Posts: 15
Iluv2zap, thank You so much for answer) It`s really strange, but yea, no one from my electrologists explained me the process and the hair growth cicles. All the information I found out by myself here, on Hairtell.
Thank You for support smile

#124170 - 06/14/17 03:37 PM Re: My Electrolysis Diary. Laser stimulated hair. [Re: Krasnaja]
Krasnaja Offline

Registered: 04/11/17
Posts: 15
Hello, everyone
I have very strange question: will the waxing of my upper lip stimulating the hair growth on chin or other parts of face? I have many many small vellus hairs on my upper lip, but they are pretty dark and looks a little bit messy... for deal with this by electrolysis looks like endless. what do you think?

#124172 - 06/14/17 06:03 PM Re: My Electrolysis Diary. Laser stimulated hair. [Re: Krasnaja]
WeRNotAfraid Offline
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Registered: 07/28/02
Posts: 397
Loc: Dallas
Yes, waxing CAN stimulate facial hair. I would never recommend waxing or tweezing your face ever. A good electrogist will be more than capable of removing even the smallest dark hairs permanently. If you wax, you may find that those "small" hairs turn into a much bigger problem down the road.

#124182 - 06/16/17 11:30 AM Re: My Electrolysis Diary. Laser stimulated hair. [Re: WeRNotAfraid]
Krasnaja Offline

Registered: 04/11/17
Posts: 15
WeRNotAfraid, thank You so much for reply) I thought about waxing a little bit - and then decided that better do electrolysis... laugh

#124183 - 06/16/17 03:16 PM Re: My Electrolysis Diary. Laser stimulated hair. [Re: Krasnaja]
hairy Harry Offline
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Registered: 07/08/15
Posts: 75
I never knew waxing could stimulate hair growth, I thought it was just Lazer that did that!

#124184 - 06/16/17 11:51 PM Re: My Electrolysis Diary. Laser stimulated hair. [Re: Krasnaja]
Laurier Offline
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Registered: 03/05/11
Posts: 504
Loc: Upstate New York
I call it "shotgun plucking"
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#124704 - 09/21/17 06:35 AM Re: My Electrolysis Diary. Laser stimulated hair. [Re: Krasnaja]
Krasnaja Offline

Registered: 04/11/17
Posts: 15
Hey, everyone)) I am still doing electrolysis - results are good. But now I am moving - now I live in Germany. Do you know good electrolysists in Germany?
I am living now in Estenfeld, near Wuerzburg - I saw an electrologist today and that appointment was a disaster. We did face and a Little bit of chest - I think I`ve been burnt :((((
I will add photo of my chest - please, tell me what to do and how bad is it Looks...

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