I am new to this forum and looking for a bit of guidance.
A little background. I had pretty bad hormonal acne around 18 which was around the time that I noticed my 'baby hairs' in certain places (ie. chin and sideburns) get a little too long for my liking. I had the brilliant idea to pluck them and have since then had a problem with dark coarse hairs. I am now 21 and sick and tired of nair-ing and plucking which has given me hyperpigmentation and bumps so I turned to find a place that offers electrolysis. I chose electrolysis because I had heard of laser causing hair stimulation in people of my ethnicity and skin type and hyperpigmentation, and I just didn't want to risk it.
However, I had my consultation today with a very pleasant lady and she said that I should actually consider laser. She told me that it would work much better for me and would be more cost-effective. During our conversation, she also told me that laser can cause laser hair stimulation and explained how she prevents this in her patients. I felt comfortable with her and bought a package deal of 6 sessions for the sideburns, chin and upper lip (of which I actually don't have much of a problem, but she said I might as well get rid of it while I'm at it). My only concern is that she pointed out that my upper cheeks have unnoticeable hair, but she wants to work through the lower half of my cheeks because the hairs there are a bit darker. I honestly don't find any problem there nor do I notice hairs, but I'm not sure if I should just go along with it or not.
So, it looks like I now have myself headed down the route of laser and I keep reading about laser hair stimulation and the last thing I want is to end up with a bigger problem than what I started with. Any help on this issue, whether I should be worried or not, etc. is greatly appreciated! I have never done any sort of hair removal of this length so I am a bit anxious.
I have attached pictures, so hopefully, you all can see them and get an idea of what I'm working with! It's so hard to upload these, they make me cringe