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#56761 - 10/16/08 06:45 AM Full clearance and new hair growth
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I am simply amazed at how much hair there is on my face! I know that after a full clearance, any new hair that becomes visible is not the same treated hair but new hair. However, I did not think it was possible to have this much hair on a female face. After I get fully cleared, I see new hair growth within days. Usually I see the first hairs begin to emerge within 2 days. By day 4 I have plenty of hair starting to peek through and those that made a first appearance at day 2 are starting to get longer that I would like. Keep in mind I am only treating my lip and chin including the underside of my chin. I have also been hitting it hard since I began in early July. I was going multiple times a week for 1-2 hours. (I have now imposed a once a week rule).

I think the hair has thinned a little bit but to me the difference is barely noticible. I still can't believe how much is just barely under the skin at any given time just waiting to rear its ugly head!!! Is this normal???

(by the way, I have ditched all the products except for witch hazel, aloe gel and tea tree oil. I am also sticking with blend by the lady I trust to do blend but not flash. so far so good)


Edited by caligirl (10/16/08 06:46 AM)

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#56897 - 10/22/08 01:46 AM Re: Full clearance and new hair growth [Re: caligirl]
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I have exactly the same issue and have been wanting an answer as well. I have been going for about 3 months now and it seems like every time i go my electrolygist does a full clearance and it just seems to be ongoing without much difference. If anyone has an answer for this, it would be a great help!

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#56898 - 10/22/08 01:53 AM Re: Full clearance and new hair growth [Re: yesac]
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#56905 - 10/22/08 05:01 AM Re: Full clearance and new hair growth [Re: James W. Walker VII]
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That thread does a great job to explain the grid of hair effect but it doesn't quite translate into what results you see at what point in treatment factoring in how many times you achieve clearance in say a month. By the way, I took pictures at the beginning and at the three month mark based on reading your advice time and again. I am at the 3.5 month mark now and I've been getting cleared weekly (at least). Still, so much hair?

Don't get me wrong I don't want to only appear on this board whn I'm complaining. I truly believe electrolysis works and I actually think I finally have noticed a small reduction. I am ecstatic about that!!! I can finally see that glimmer and it is really exciting. I can't wait until I can go for more than 4 days without a whole lot of new growth on my chin and lip and I'd like to know at what point I can expect that. Does that make sense?

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#56907 - 10/22/08 05:20 AM Re: Full clearance and new hair growth [Re: caligirl]
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Caligirl, wasn't part of the problem that you weren't getting proper treatments before? You should see things improve after 4-6 months or so, but the treatments have to be well performed and effective.

Also, I'm not sure I understand the "how many clearances you achieve per month" comment. You should be getting a full clearance and then coming in to get all new hair that shows up. So technically, you should be cleared each time after your first clearance. Is that not the case?

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#56913 - 10/22/08 11:20 AM Re: Full clearance and new hair growth [Re: LAgirl]
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I guess the problem is that I have never seen you. On the one hand, I have had female clients who have hormonally driven hair growth, who at the outset could get a full clearance on a monday, and yet have enough hair to require a second, shorter clearance by wednesday or thursday. Of course, in 6 weeks time, we were down to weekly appointments, and then bi-weekly appointments, followed by once a month.

On the other hand, there are some people for whom any hair you remove, only serves to focus their attention on a new set of hairs, that they had previously not noticed, as they were too busy focusing on the thicker ones that were previously removed.

In any case, I hope you are NOT talking about hair that looks like the picture below:
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#56923 - 10/22/08 01:55 PM Re: Full clearance and new hair growth [Re: James W. Walker VII]
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I think I was getting proper BLEND treatments with my electrologist. However I went to 2 other ladies. One did a very painful blend treatment and had 2 dogs running around so I never went back. The other lady scabbed my mouth area really badly with thermolysis. My regular gal treated me (not effectively) with her Apilus Sr. II. I don't think she is confident with that machine. I trust her with blend though.

There was a time when I didn't feel I was getting full clearances so I stepped it up. It has been a struggle for me trying to find a balance beween full clearances each time and over treatment. But overall I am getting fully cleared almost every single time. I think I can definitely see reduction in my upper lip hair on the corners of my mouth and also some parts of my chin. I'm just so amazed at all the continuous hair growth. Is some female chin and lip hair so dense that it's normal to see continous growth after 3.5 months of at least weekly treatements getting full clearance just about every time?

James, if my facial hair looked like your photo I would be the happiest person alive!

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#56972 - 10/23/08 08:18 AM Re: Full clearance and new hair growth [Re: caligirl]
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You would be surprised at how many people come to our offices and are aghast at "ALL THAT HAIR!"

To answer your question, it is possible to have a situation like you have discribed, especially when treating in blend, but you should be turning the corner soon. I would be shocked and amazed if you needed weekly appointments past the six month mark.

Keep in mind that much of what we say here on completion times is Thermolysis/Diathermy based. The times needed for Blend are higher, and the times for Galvanic are still higher than that.

All that said, you are wise to take the best treatment you can get, in the modality that the best available practitioner delivers with the best outcome. It really is true in this industry, the answer to the question, "What modality should I get treatment in?" is "What ever the person working on you does best!"
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#56987 - 10/23/08 11:36 PM Re: Full clearance and new hair growth [Re: James W. Walker VII]
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James is right. Blend is much slower than thermolysis. So it will take a bit longer to get to each clearance. You shouldn't rush it to get a clearance by sacrificing your skin. Get as much as possible removed in a time frame that is not too much for your skin. Then come in again when that area is completely healed to get the rest. You'll finally reach a point when you get cleared each time that way. And I agree, it will be about the 6-month mark where you'll feel a large progress has been made. Right now, you're still going through hair cycles.

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#57011 - 10/25/08 02:56 AM Re: Full clearance and new hair growth [Re: LAgirl]
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I skimmed through these posts...maybe I missed the background, since I don't get here often....

I have some questions for Caligirl....you mentioned that you are getting full clearance - what I would like to know is what methods of hair removal you were using before? Were you tweezing or shaving? If you were tweezing, how often did you tweeze and how many minutes did you spend tweezing each time? The answer to these questions helps me to get a better picture of how much hair you began with. THAT information helps me provide information that might help you understand what is going on.

When an area has been cleared - and there was no recent tweezing, then it should be much longer than 2 to 4 days before hairs show up. Those hairs that show up in 2 days - what do they look like? Are they hairs with a soft tapered point, or are they showing up like stubble?

It'll probably be Monday before I can check back.


Edited by Barbara_CPE (10/25/08 02:59 AM)
Edit Reason: extra thoughts
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#57036 - 10/25/08 01:27 PM Re: Full clearance and new hair growth [Re: Barbara_CPE]
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I was a habitual tweezer, waxer and bleacher for as long as I can remember. When I was a child my mom took me to see an electrologist. I have a very vague recollection of being in what I thought was a doctor's office and crying my eyes out because what the "doctor" was doing to me hurt so badly. The electrologist told my mom she couldn't treat me. When I was in grade school or middle school my mom started waxing my upper lip since I had so much hair there and she didn't want me to be teased. I don't recall when I began tweezing my lip and beginning to tweeze my chin but it has been at least 15 years. I didn't want to wait for my lip hair to get long (and visible) enough to wax so I began to tweeze.

I don't recall how often I would tweeze in the beginning but for the last several years I was tweezing my lip, chin and brows for at least one hour every morning. Ugh, now that I remember that I shudder to think what a slave I was to my facial hair. I would wax my entire face about every 3-4 weeks for the finer, dark hair that is all over my face. The waxing never made my facial hair (excluding my lip) any stronger. The hair on my cheeks, sideburns and forehead is still fine. Only the hair on my chin, lip and under my chin got strong. I also have some on my neck that got wirey.

Thanks Barbara!

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#57043 - 10/25/08 07:05 PM Re: Full clearance and new hair growth [Re: caligirl]
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Hair that has been tampered with for so long gets used to it and becomes a lot more resistant, so it is harder to kill the first time around and often needs a few passes. So keep that in mind.

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#57160 - 10/28/08 04:37 PM Re: Full clearance and new hair growth [Re: LAgirl]
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Okay - that answers part of my question....but please tell me this - when the new hair shows up two to four days after a treatment, is it coming in with a soft tapered end, or is it coming in like a stubble? Even accelerated vellus hair, when improperly treated, will come in as stubble.

If you started out with several treatments a week 3 months ago, and are now down to once a week for less time and getting clearance, then you can expect that in three more months, your treatment time will be cut in half again (you'll have a shorter appointment every week, or the same length every 2 weeks).

THAT is the way that treatments progress. Patience is a virtue that will get you to your goal.
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#57189 - 10/29/08 12:10 AM Re: Full clearance and new hair growth [Re: Barbara_CPE]
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Hmmm, the hair that is growing in is not that stubbly but it does feel somewhat thick and a little stubbly. That brings me to another question. My electrologist keeps saying they are baby hairs unlike the ones I started with. It is true, they don't look anything like the big gross ones I began with but shouldnt they all look the same? I thought the current regrowth is still all from the hairs I toughened with years and years of tweezing. Why does it seem these hairs are not as bad as the first ones?

I have to say that I really now think it is absolutely certain that I have less hair on my lip. I can finally see it starting to work!!!!! Even my chin is better. I still do have a lot of regrowth and very quickly but I have to say I am certain I now have less hair than I did a month ago and longer. YAY!!!!!

I am still fuming mad at the lady that scabbed my mouth last month. I now have hyperpigmentation all around my upper and lower lip. I had just worked so hard for so long (about 9 months) to get rid of it and it had substantially faded. Then with one crappy treatment it's all back. At least that will fade and the hair will be gone FOREVER!!!

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#57191 - 10/29/08 12:39 AM Re: Full clearance and new hair growth [Re: caligirl]
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Some of the hairs are not killed the first time around, but they get finer and finer with each treatment. That's what is meant by the statement that hairs that have been tampered with for a long time take longer to kill. Meaning what you may be seeing are old hairs becoming finer.

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#57197 - 10/29/08 02:59 AM Re: Full clearance and new hair growth [Re: LAgirl]
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But don't they take a long time to grow back? I'm thinking of James' grid example. If she treats a hair but it doesn't totally die the first time around, I still won't see that same hair grow back for a very long time right? Or does it grow back right away? Assuming you pluck a hair, how long before you see the same hair resurface? Is it any different if you zap it with electrolysis but it doesn't die? When would I see it again?

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#57202 - 10/29/08 03:56 AM Re: Full clearance and new hair growth [Re: caligirl]
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Face has fast growth cycles. You can see the same hair in a matter of a month or so, sometimes less.

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#57206 - 10/29/08 05:37 AM Re: Full clearance and new hair growth [Re: LAgirl]
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Oh, I see. I didn't know the facial hair cycle is so short. It makes sense now. These new hairs are absolutely finer than what I started with but thick compared to the smallest hairs on my face that I never tweezed. I have been able to tell that the hairs have gotten finer for quite some time and I have to say I was baffled as to why. Now I get it. The great part is that now not only can I tell they are finer but also less dense which means that many of them have been killed. That makes me SOOOOO happy!!!


Edited by caligirl (10/29/08 05:38 AM)

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#57211 - 10/29/08 01:15 PM Re: Full clearance and new hair growth [Re: caligirl]
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Electrolysis works. Stay with the plan to catch each new hair growth cycle and you will be even happier, soon.

Dee
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#57635 - 11/16/08 08:17 PM Yay! I can finally see electrolysis is working
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I started electrolysis in July 2008 on my upper lip, chin and under my chin. I added my lower lip later. I was going a LOT in the beginning. Probably too much. I was getting treated for at least 3-4 hours per week in those areas. My skin tolerated it very well at first. Then I started having some skin reactions so I cut back a little. I've been going for one 2 hour session per week for the last few months. I'm finally getting to the point that she is moving on to my cheeks. I still get scabs sometimes and that bothers me. I also wish I found someone that has a newer machine and works faster but I trust my lady with blend. I shudder to think about how much it has cost me. I have been hurting financially a little since I started this but I'm pressing on. I know I'm at least $2,500 in the hole since I started.

The bright side is that I CAN FINALLY SEE THAT IT WORKS!! I knew it would because of this forum. I always turned here when I was having doubts or feeling low about the process. You guys always made me feel encouraged again so I thank you for that. It is sometimes hard to believe that one day you will be hair free when every single day you look in the mirror and there are more new hairs. I have been able to see a reduction in my upper lip hairs for some time now. I was still uneasy about my chin area and under it. Now I can definitely, positively 100% confidently say that I can see a big change in those hairs. Not only are they finer but they are much more sparse. I don't have as many new ones popping in and they are not growing in as fast. I still have to go in once a week but there is a HUGE difference that I can see. I told my electrologist that if I had not been fully prepared to have to wait 4-6 months to see results I would have quit electrolysis a long time ago. I thank all of you on here that regularly take time out of your days to VOLUNTEER to help the rest of us. You have already made a big difference in my life and I'm just at the beginning. I know it will only get better from this point.
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, thank you!!!


Edited by caligirl (11/16/08 09:03 PM)

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#57636 - 11/16/08 08:24 PM Re: Yay! I can finally see electrolysis is working [Re: caligirl]
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Woohoo! Glad to hear that you are seeing good results...I started electrolysis for facial hair this summer, too. I can see results but you do have to wait for it!
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#58041 - 12/04/08 06:10 PM Re: Yay! I can finally see electrolysis is working [Re: AMH]
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I have now been sticking with electrolysis for four months. I can absolutely see results. My lip hairs are sparse enough and fine enough that even when I have hair on my upper lip, it really isn't very noticable. I can go for a week between treatments easily without having to shave, clip hairs or hide my face in scarves (I'm sure my co workers thought I was crazy when I was doing that in the summer). I don't have any more of the really thick, coarse, black hairs. My chin and under the chin is looking great. All the hairs are much smaller and finer. I couldn't be happier!!
I still go once a week. Sometimes I go for an hour and sometimes for two hours. We are moving on to the sides of my face a little bit. There is still a lot of work left on my chin and lip but I can see great progress.

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#58042 - 12/04/08 07:12 PM Re: Yay! I can finally see electrolysis is working [Re: caligirl]
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This is how it works for those who educate themselves and have patience for about a 9-18 months.
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#69285 - 01/27/10 07:34 AM Re: Yay! I can finally see electrolysis is working [Re: dfahey]
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I haven't posted in ages but I thought I should since I hit the 18 month mark. I have been working on my upper and lower lip and chin for more than 18 months now. It has taken many more hours than I expected and sometimes I wonder if there isn't a better electrologist out there that could have done the job in less time. HOWEVER, I really don't care that much. Know why? Because I am SO HAPPY with my results.

I sometimes forget how much my life has changed since I began. After electrolysis I am no longer afraid of spontaneous sleepovers, no longer afraid of people looking too closely at my face especially in the evening, no longer afraid of my face being touched, I no longer have to wake up early to pluck my chin and lip for an hour to an hour and a half each morning, I don't have to worry about waking up early and sneaking away to pluck my face when I take trips. I have regained control and I am less self conscious than I was a year and a half ago. I try not to think about the money because whatever I spent, it was worth it!!! I am still not done but now it's just stray hairs here and there. I can deal with that. smile

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#69291 - 01/27/10 11:39 AM Re: Yay! I can finally see electrolysis is working [Re: caligirl]
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Hi Caligirl:

Congratulations! I can share in your enthusiasm having felt the same thing with my results.

You are absolutely right about it being worth it and how patience and perseverence really paid off.

I'm sure it must feel wonderful.

Alicia

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#69303 - 01/27/10 04:02 PM Re: Yay! I can finally see electrolysis is working [Re: caligirl]
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One question. Did electrolysis leave you with scars? Everybody is afraid of scarring. How does your skin look after the past 18 months or so, minus the hair?

Congratulations on being reborn. Client outcomes, with reactions such as yours, are the reason most electrologists love their job.

What modality was used? Blend? Thermolysis? Combination of both?

Good job LISA STEPHENS, CPE !! Haven't corresponded with you for awhile! We need to have our Suze Orman conversations again.

Dee
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#69313 - 01/27/10 05:24 PM Re: Yay! I can finally see electrolysis is working [Re: dfahey]
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Lisa Stephens, CPE?
Ah, I love it when my little appleseeds make good and give such outstanding fruit of their labors and educations.

Maybe I made the world a better place while I was here.
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#69325 - 01/28/10 02:32 AM Re: Yay! I can finally see electrolysis is working [Re: dfahey]
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No scars. I learned that electrolysis should not scar. It can however cause pigmentation if your skin is prone to it. I have olive skin that it VERY prone to pigmentation from even the slightest trauma.
To be honest I did get some pigmentation from a bad electrologist, NOT Lisa, that scabbed my mouth really badly. I posted about that experience. It is very faded now but still fading. I will start triluma now that I'm pretty much done with my lip to zap the leftover pigment. Other than that any pigmentation that I did get (mostly on the sides of my face) is gone. I did try electro on my back with an Apilus Sr. II and it caused quite a bit of pigmentation so I am not going to finish that area.

Electrolysis will NOT scar you if it is done properly. Even if you have a bad experience (like I did along the way) you may come away with some pigmentation that will fade with time. The results are well worth it. And one thing I learned is TRUST your body. Electrolysis does hurt but your body will tell you if the pain is different and if it hurts in a way that it shouldn't. One last thing in case I have scared anyone. My skin was horribly pigmented from the trauma to my skin from tweezing and digging hairs out with my tweezers. Even with the slight pigmentation I got from electro (which is almost completely faded now) my skin is a thousand times less pigmented than before. I have received so many compliments on my skin and I know it looks SO MUCH BETTER now.


Edited by caligirl (01/28/10 02:39 AM)

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#69326 - 01/28/10 02:37 AM Re: Yay! I can finally see electrolysis is working [Re: caligirl]
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Oh, and Dee to answer your question she used blend 99% of the time with her Clareblend Ultrablend. Occasionally we used flash with her Apilus Sr. II but I think she was better on me using her old Clareblend. Whatever she's comfortable with is what I'm comfortable with. It is really true that it just matters how proficient the electrologist is with the machine they have. It was the Apilus that pigmented my low back in a quite normal setting!

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#69328 - 01/28/10 04:38 AM Re: Yay! I can finally see electrolysis is working [Re: caligirl]
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Thanks so much for your posts, caligirl. I must say that having used the Apilus Platinum heavily, as defined as doing an average of 15,000 insertions per week for almost 2 years now on every area you can imagine, not once has anyone complained about hyperpigmentation. It is interesting to hear that an Apilus Senior would be any different so as to cause hyperpigmentation.
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#69333 - 01/28/10 07:02 AM Re: Yay! I can finally see electrolysis is working [Re: dfahey]
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Yeah, I was surprised too. I don't know if it was the probe, the setting, the fact that it was flash vs. blend that I did on my face or me and my skin but the area on my back pigmented pretty badly. I know it will fade but after having great results on my face I was confused about why my back was any different. I do know that it hurt so badly that I was ready to jump off the table and had to take many breaks. That was my body telling me something was wrong. I didn't listen to it. I wish I had...

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#69335 - 01/28/10 10:55 AM Re: Yay! I can finally see electrolysis is workin [Re: caligirl]
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Thanks for your update Caligirl, I am happy to hear that your electrolysis treatment is nearly finished. It must be such a relief!

I have been reading your posts as you were treating the same areas (chin, upper lip) that I am having done. They are very informative and helpful, so thanks! I am in month number 3 and still in the hard slog. Your success gives me hope.

All the best smile
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#69406 - 01/31/10 03:40 AM Re: Yay! I can finally see electrolysis is workin [Re: adieutristesse]
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I'm so glad my posts have helped. That is what this board is all about. Good luck with your journey. Keep us posted.

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