Subscribe & Support This Site!
consumer hair removal forum
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
Hop To:
#124601 - 09/04/17 10:18 AM Electrolysis - Male Beard / Making it Look Natural
Hang10 Offline
Contributor

Registered: 10/17/10
Posts: 48
Hi everyone,

I am thinking about getting electrolysis on my (male) beard and wanted to get feedback from other males who have had it done.

If it is helpful in providing your input, I am a caucasian male, and my beard grows in thick - by "thick" I mean that my facial hair is thick (each strand) and also a dense amount of hair follicles.

I am not looking to remove all of my facial hair - I still want to preserve my masculinity. Instead, I am looking to lower the beard-line on my cheeks by removing the hair there, and also remove some of the "density" (number of hair follicles) in the goatee area particularly near the bottom of my chin.

My motivation for doing this is two-fold: First, because I get razor burn when shaving so less density means less tugging on the hairs since they're thick and there's a lot of them. Secondly, I do not like the "5 o'clock" shadow that I have when I am clean shaven, and would rather my skin be "flesh" color than darker hue it has due to the black pigmentation of my hair follicles.

*** It is very important that the electrolysis make it look natural. It seems most electrolysists are good at removing areas of hair, but they aren't as skilled in "feathering" the hair so that it looks like a natural gradient rather than lots of hair and suddenly no hair.

I would like to hear from other males who have had this done (reducing density):
- what was your experience like?
- How long did it take you? What was the cost?
- Does it look natural?
- Any scarring?
- Any recommends of people in the NYC-metro area?

Most important to me is that it looks natural once the procedure is done.

Please share as much as you can since I would like to make an informed decision before taking the plunge.

Thank you!

Top
Thread Sponsors
#124602 - 09/04/17 08:47 PM Re: Electrolysis - Male Beard / Making it Look Natural [Re: Hang10]
fenix Offline
Top 10 Contributor

Registered: 03/17/12
Posts: 461
This is a tough one. You're correct removing all hair is easier than achieving natural looking reduction. In all of my electrolysis experience as a consumer, I have not seen any even reduction on myself during treatments--whether it was on shoulders, stomach, feet etc.. You could contact Lucy Peters center and consult with their electrologists or Yuki Arai and see if they give you confident answers. Or I would recommend James Walker VII but he is in Buffalo. James has photos on his site where he achieves natural reduction on male beards.

Top
#124603 - 09/05/17 09:25 AM Re: Electrolysis - Male Beard / Making it Look Natural [Re: Hang10]
Hang10 Offline
Contributor

Registered: 10/17/10
Posts: 48
Fenix - Thanks

Anyone else have recommendations?

Top
#124604 - 09/05/17 04:08 PM Re: Electrolysis - Male Beard / Making it Look Natural [Re: Hang10]
Laurier Offline
Top 10 Contributor

Registered: 03/05/11
Posts: 502
Loc: Upstate New York
Yigi Mark in Manhattan and Arlene Batz in Staten Island.
_________________________
Makers of the Laurier Insulated Bulbous Probe.

www.laurierinstruments.com

"The perfect violin is worthless unless in the hands of one who can play it well"

Top
#124605 - 09/05/17 04:56 PM Re: Electrolysis - Male Beard / Making it Look Natural [Re: Hang10]
Michael Bono Offline

Top 10 Contributor

Registered: 01/11/11
Posts: 3167
Loc: Santa Barbara, CA USA
Client coming in on the weekend and we did his beard (upper cheeks). I'll post a photo if he gives me approval. This is a very simple task for any zapper (mostly).

Top
#124606 - 09/05/17 07:40 PM Re: Electrolysis - Male Beard / Making it Look Natural [Re: Hang10]
Hang10 Offline
Contributor

Registered: 10/17/10
Posts: 48
Thanks everyone.

Michael: Seeing the photos would be helpful. It would also be helpful to see photos if you have any of instances where you reduced the density of a male client's goatee area and/or lowered the hair growth in that area. Please share if you do.

Thanks!

Top
#124607 - 09/05/17 09:02 PM Re: Electrolysis - Male Beard / Making it Look Natural [Re: Michael Bono]
fenix Offline
Top 10 Contributor

Registered: 03/17/12
Posts: 461
Mr. Bono, will you resume you video projects anytime soon? We miss your wisdom on youtube. frown

Top

Moderator:  Andrea 
Sponsored Links
Recent Posts
Apilus Xcell for SALE Mint condition!
by James W. Walker VII
Yesterday at 12:20 PM
Lasting results
by Iluv2zap
Yesterday at 11:44 AM
Recommended machine to buy in 2017?
by TheFlyingProbe
11/17/17 09:11 AM
Afraid of Laser Hair Stimulation
by purple potato
11/17/17 07:26 AM
is thermolysis safe on asian skin?
by geri
11/15/17 11:43 PM
Top Posters
LAgirl 9994
dfahey 9606
James W. Walker VII 8047
Andrea 4149
Michael Bono 3167
Who's Online
0 registered (), 98 Guests and 3 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod