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#58459 - 12/19/08 08:44 PM epilator not working!! embarassing facial hair!!
jumpingcrocodile Offline
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Hello everyone! smile I'm new to this site and I'm really glad I found it. I'm an 18 year old female and I started using facial hair removal creams when I was 15 and, of course, had to continue using them. I started to get coarse, short facial hairs which I never got rid of. I got Vaniqua about a year ago and it worked really good. But unfortunatley, it's $80 for a little 30 gram tube of it. So after I ran out of that and quit using it for awhile, I started getting lots of facial hair and it makes me really self concious. eek I can't afford to keep getting the Vaniqua so I decided to buy an epilator. I bought an Emjoi Tweeze from WalMart. It hurts pretty bad and it doesn't seem to get any hair. It does a little bit, but even after I use it for 20 minutes, I still have lots of hair on my face. And I used it yesterday for the 2nd time and now I have these red bumps all over my cheeks and I look like I have pimples all over my face. frown

I was wondering if anyone had any advice for me? Have they heard of any creams like Vaniqua that aren't quite so pricey? And is there a certain way you're supposed to use the epilator to make it most effective? Cause I'm not gonnna lie the directions didn't help me too much... And is the epilator I bought alright? I can't really afford to buy another one... Has anyone tried the Lighting Touch from WalMart? I think it's called that. I'd really appreciate some advice from someone who has a little more experience in the whole facial hair removing. Thank you. smile[font:Arial]
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#58460 - 12/19/08 09:03 PM Re: epilator not working!! embarassing facial hair!! [Re: jumpingcrocodile]
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Do you mean the "One Touch"? It is a home electrolysis device (that can work in theory but is cheaply made and not an ideal electrolysis device in general), as opposed to a rotary/mechanical epilator that tears the hair out.

The best thing to do is to see a professional electrologist and get a consultation. You might be surprised how affordable it is, compared to the cost of Vaniqua and (if done by a skilled electrologist) is permanent. And it can't be nearly as painful as using a rotary epilator on your face smirk

If you can post a pic of your unwanted hair, the pros here might be able to give you a general idea of how long it might take.
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#58461 - 12/19/08 09:12 PM Re: epilator not working!! embarassing facial hair!! [Re: VickieCNY]
jumpingcrocodile Offline
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Okay... thank you. smile

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