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.