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#127393 - 08/06/18 09:46 AM Suggestions on my case and DIY info
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Hi everyone,

First of all, I have to mention that this forum is amazing. I have been going around reading stuff here for some weeks and its already helped me cope with my anxiety about facial hair!!

I am 26 and I am from India. I have had a hairy body and face ever since I remember (Have to get PCOS checked, but my periods are regular...so could it be PCOS?). I always tried to make peace with it and I have but my facial hair bothers me. Some random dark long thick hair have popped up below my chin. I pluck only those. On my chin, I have noticed that several hair are becoming longer and somewhat thicker that the original. But i am too afraid to touch them. I am sure I wont be able to cope with growing a beard. I had somewhat thick and noticeably dense, dark upperlip and lower lip hair. I got laser done 6 years ago which kinda helped. The hair is still there just as dense but the thickness has reduced. I never touched those hair or hair anywhere else on my face after that. So I am a hair virgin for 90% of my facial hair.

I dont want to go for laser for my face because it didn't work all that well for me. I do not have access to any electrologist in my city and dont have the budget either at the time. Hopefully that will change. I know a lot of people here have suggested that clean N easy electrolysis units should be thrown in dustbin and DIY on your own face is risky, by those are the only options I have, so please bear with me.

I purchased Clean N Easy unit, and practiced on my stomach first. When I felt confident, I moved to my upperlip. I had to stop to let my skin heal but I have got rid of considerable hair and now its at a point where I can bleach without it being obvious. But I want to get a complete clearance on uuperlip and the use that an my stomach to see wether this unit is working for me. 3 month should give me a fair idea right?

I have some questions about things I have noticed during DIY

1. While treating thiner hair on upperlip, cream coloured liquid leakes out. The hair is comes out without resistance after 15 seconds of treatment on a low setting of 2. The hair has white root.

2. For darker and longer hair (which has been removed by plucking before), I tried at settig 4-5. these was no fluid leakage in that case and the hair comes out easier than plucking but not as easily as above. The hair depth inside is more and it has a black bulb at the end. Just about the black bulb, I can see transparent gel like a tube covering the hair shaft for the length that was inside the skin.

Does the treatment for both the hair sound correct? Should there be that cream coloured liquid leaking in first case and that gel present in second case?

PS: I realized that because the current is present both while inserting the needle in the follicle and removing, there's more skin damage. My uupelip skin looks normal 3-4 days later but its dry. I read here and on hairfact about inserting first and then touching the metal to start current. I'll try that on my legs.

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#127396 - 08/06/18 11:23 AM Re: Suggestions on my case and DIY info [Re: HairByHair]
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I have attached photos to give an idea of my facial hair. Its definitely more than its visible in the photos! I cant bleach because sideburns and hair on side of my face, neck are long and dense. Its becomes very obvious and looks weird. Not to mention some longer chin hair. Before i knew about electrolysis, I was hoping to reduce the density somehow and then bleach the rest. But now I feel I can be totally hairless and there wont be any need to bleach.

Am I being too optimistic ? frown


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#127404 - 08/07/18 10:45 PM Re: Suggestions on my case and DIY info [Re: HairByHair]
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If you had laser on your face previously, my guess with that skin tone would be laser hair stimulaton would occur. Long and course, are very typical in this scenario.


Edited by Iluv2zap (08/07/18 10:45 PM)
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#127407 - 08/08/18 12:38 PM Re: Suggestions on my case and DIY info [Re: Iluv2zap]
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Thanks for replying! smile

I had laser on my upper lip which didn't work all that well for me. Apart from reducing the hair thickness its all the same...maybe more hair has grown. Its hard to guess because laser was done 6 years ago. And I haven't tried to remove hair again by any method.

But what you see in the photographs for rest of the face is all natural hair growth. I haven't used any hair removal method. I was always too afraid that it'll cause the hair to get thicker, there will be in-growth and then it will be impossible to manage. I am still afraid...considering that I have very hairy body.

Around 10 random dark long hair popped up below my chin which I have to pluck...but I am careful not to touch any other hair

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#127408 - 08/08/18 02:45 PM Re: Suggestions on my case and DIY info [Re: HairByHair]
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Well whatever the cause of the hair growth you still have it. I dont recommend the fee n easy/ onetouch for anything really, their "probes" are deliberately difficult to work with, are too large for most fine hairs, and the device is notoriously unreliable. I'd rather see you pick up a used blend machine somewhere.
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#127410 - 08/08/18 10:01 PM Re: Suggestions on my case and DIY info [Re: Iluv2zap]
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Hi Seana,

Yes I have read several people saying that here, that its better not to use one touch units. But that's my only option currently. I chose to do my upper lip after practicing one leg and stomach because my upper lip hair was bothering me way too much....it was like my whole life was on hold because of it. So if not electrolysis, I would have waxed my upper lip anyway. I have read here that plucking and waxing damages hair follicle for electrolysi. So I decided to go with diy electrolysis with the available device.

The city I live in does not have electrolysis services. But hopefully that will change...I am working towards relocating.

How many hours do you estimate it will take for first clearance of my face and neck professionally?

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#127411 - 08/08/18 11:40 PM Re: Suggestions on my case and DIY info [Re: HairByHair]
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An estimate from me, would be meaningless, as every electrologist works a bit differently and what I would be able to do may not be the same as what they can do.
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#127418 - 08/10/18 01:26 AM Re: Suggestions on my case and DIY info [Re: Iluv2zap]
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I understand what you mean. I asked because I was thinking if it would be possible to travel to get it done in case I find an electrologist in another city which is nearby. But I don't think it's possible to get complete clearance in one sitting.

Let's see how things turn up. Meanwhile I'll research on blend machines for diy ( those might also be rare in India) and continue using clean n easy I guess.

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#127419 - 08/10/18 01:36 AM Re: Suggestions on my case and DIY info [Re: HairByHair]
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Update on diy:

So I understand now why no one likes one touch/ clean n easy units. It's not efficient at all...

But I have noticed that with the foot switch modification, there's close to no scabbing. There's a link in several posts showing the photos of the modification someone had done, but it's been taken down now... So I have done my own version of that modification based on the description.

I still need to improve my posture because it gets really tiring and arrange a better setup for my magnifying mirror. I am on it... hopefully I'll be able to target more hair with this.

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#127425 - 08/10/18 10:29 PM Re: Suggestions on my case and DIY info [Re: HairByHair]
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Depending on how you inplemented a "foot switch" the reason for no scabbing might be because theres no current or insufficient current. Galvanic should create a lye froth and a small honey coloured scab is considered the result of a good treatment of the follicle.
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