Where in the world are you located?
I recommend blend for self work, but a helpful spouse can work in any modality. I still recommend starting with blend for learning purposes, but if your wife is proficient at it moving up to strait thermolysis can short cut the process quite a bit.
You're correct that many machines presets, are geared towards womens hair which does not require as much energy to destroy as your average mens beard hair.In my estimation, the power on most apilus is about half what is required. Simple solution if you havent learned to adjust the power levels is to use 2 pulses instead of one, thereby doubling the amount of heated lye produced and producing an effective treatment of the hair. With enough experimentation, you will get it right. I wouldnt stress myself over they brand of machine at all be it manual or computerized.Which is why I'm asking where in the world you are because i might be able to suggest a couple sources. I would not be so desperate that I jump on the most expensive option. Sterex machines are well recognized and have a descent reputation, but if you are in north america, there will be cheaper options. Primarily apilus, there is literally a glut of apilus machines for sale at any given point in time particularly in quebec, and if you are able to access this source ( can be difficult from other countries) you can do will with such a machine.here's a couple examples:https://www.kijiji.ca/v-sante-besoins-sp...gationFlag=truehttps://www.kijiji.ca/v-achat-et-vente-d...gationFlag=truehttps://www.kijiji.ca/v-achat-et-vente-d...gationFlag=true
The downside to these adds is you almost universally have to speak french, and be willing to take a chance on a person to person sale ( usually conducted in french) of a machine that you cant test beforehand.There is a little faith required.
I know exactly the hair type you are talking about, in fact one of my current cases is exactly this kind of hair. It might take us a while longer, but the hair is slowly dwindling away. You'll get there with persistence and hard work
Thanks for the ray of sunshine! I adore that my story has inspired others. You can do it. I do find however that many have tried to replicate what I have done, and dont believe in themselves enough to see the process through.It can be a long time before you are seeing your first results, but keep plugging away and you will get there.