Hey! I was sick and tired of tweezing/waxing my beard. There were like 10-20 unwanted ... damn hairs above my beard line, below my cheekbone, trying to reach it. God... I was like I've had enough! Let's just burn 'em all. I went to the clinic. It's a well known private hospital here in my region. I live in Istanbul and my family is from Balkans. Bulgaria/Macedonia to be much more specific. I'm the only werewolf in this family. Not too much hair but it still makes me mad. All my family members are okay. I'm relatively hairy
She and I entered the dermatologist's room and she said I'm good to go. Pale skin, very dark hair on the sides of my beard
She made an offer the day before. It was my first appointment with her. She said you can determine a new beard line and it sounded like a good idea to me back then. Ofc I never wanted a very short beard line like some guys have. I especially pointed that out. She should've warned me about that. She probably knew how it'll end up but to her it wasn't a bizarre looking unnatural disaster
Anyway. I was like ''let's keep it a little bit shorter so I will spend less time to shave it''. Didn't know it was gonna be my nightmare
I had medium hair back then. God first few months my face looked super smooth. Then it got hairy while we were getting close to summer. Maybe she lowered the settings. I was in depression after seeing my face so clear for long enough to get used to and embrace it. 14, 16, 18. These are the jules she hit me at. Then it was summer. Well if I'm not mistaken I remember seeing 18J on the machine's little screen but my face didn't even stay red for 2 days like the first few. My skin gets red easily. If I scratch it for a few seconds it doesn't take more than 10 seconds for it to become noticeably red. I've had 5 tx in total and 2 touch ups. Redness was gone after a few hours after touch ups. The machine was Cynosure's Apogee, alexandrite.
And now the areas where I want hair to die still have hair (middle cheek, there is a 1 cm long horizontal hair line on there...) and upper parts of my side beard are gone. It looks ridiculous. I was okay with long hair but getting a buzz cut (I became Hitman for a few days. I had to shave my hair. A hair disaster happened...) made it look even worse. Much worse. I may have a straight beard line but it's too short and even if I go against the grain my God damn beard doesn't disappear completely and leave me with a ... up face. I wouldn't complain if I was able to get a clean shave. Like some guys who have thick beard and gets a perfect shave
Now clinics in here aren't willing to perform it on beard. I made a few calls. Got the same answer. They said ''you should wait, it will grow. We don't perform it on beard'' but didn't give me any specific details. One of them looked pro enough to me and didn't say that. She just said you'll regret that. You should let it grow but I'm not sure if they'd do it if I make a decision stick to laser. It's been 22 days since last session
What I wanna know is
1- How long will it take for my beard to look less unnatural?
2- Will they be thinner than before? (I'm okay with that) Will they become like they were before
3- What if they will come back in parts and look even more ridiculous
4- If I go and want them to remove the sides of my beard (except the goatee area) will I go patchy and have a checker board like beard like these guys in this topic. And about 2nd question. Will they disappear completely or just get thinner. If they just get thinner and then return to original. I don't see any point. It doesn't make any sense. It means waste of money and time and I'll be hurting myself for a lost causehttps://www.realself.com/review/12-tx-male-beard-laser-hair-removal-disaster
5- Which model, what brand and what type of laser should I look for? I have pale skin and very dark hair
This album includes a photo right after my 1st session, a recent photo of my beard and someone who has the same beard with mehttp://imgur.com/a/3HBgY
This one includes a photo of myself and someone else's to show how it used to look likehttp://imgur.com/a/oPuN2
Thanks for reading my novel. Have a great day