Apologies for jumping straight in at the deep end, though I am hoping someone can advise me of the best way to treat my increasingly growing back hair.
A few years back I suffered a serious attack to the kidneys. Since them I have been on medication and my body has transformed in many ways. These have had a severe impact on my confidence. The only good thing is the way I view the world today and try to be a better person. I am becoming more able to return to a 'normal' life now, though all the treatment has caused 2 MAJOR concerns:
1. Hair loss (on my head)
2. Unwanted body hair growth (back, shoulder and upper arms)
2 years ago when the hair was first becoming apparent on my back, my sis's friend waxed it for me. I could put up with the pain and interestingly enough the hair came out really easily (as spotted by the girl doing it). This gave me hope of them being just fine and not coming back. I was wrong. Slowly it has developed in stength/coarse'ness.
Also as my skin is very sensitive from much of the medication I later suffered really nasty 'spots' and irritation - exactly what I didn't want when going on holiday.
Currently I use a depilatory cream (called Veet here in the UK). This works but does not last very long.
So I have been thinking about buying an electrolysis machine to try at home. A few questions:
1. What machines are recommended? I have read through some of the recommended ones on ebay – but could not find one model that is popular with a lot of users.
2. Does the repeated use help destroy the follicles from coming back? or just prolong return?
3. Anyone else with sensitive skin tried one? (obviously I would do some test patches first).
This is pathetic after being through such a life changing 'event' but I am really down about the way I appear. I know it's vain and I should be grateful I am returning to a normal life. I enjoy the gym and sports, but daren't expose my body unless I've used the cream.
I really could do with some beginners advice and support on this. It looks like a great site and community here, I've read a few of the posts and see there are many people like me.
Thanks in advance.