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#69864 - 02/11/10 09:22 PM Unibrow Treatment, Tell me about Your Experiences
mark123 Offline
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i want to hear from anyone who has undergone treatment(laser, electolysis etc)to remove the hair in between the eyebrows (unibrow)& has had really positive results.

I am very sceptical about all/any treatments working effectively as i am yet to read about someone on a forum having a positive experience (effective hair reduction). Therefore, if a treatment has worked for you please let me know what treatment you undertook & what implications it has had. This would greatly appreciated. Hair Experts please feel free to contribute but practical experiences are vital.



Edited by mark123 (02/11/10 09:26 PM)

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#69867 - 02/11/10 11:37 PM Re: Unibrow Treatment, Tell me about Your Experiences [Re: mark123]
depilacionelectr
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The area you want to delete is easy, fast, highly tolerable and a ridiculous cost.

A famous Hollywood actor underwent electrolysis to remove his dense eyebrows. Tyrone Power. Unfortunately, I have not been able to find a photo that shows his appearance before treatment, however there are images of his father (they were identical). I do not know whether to display these images is against the law in Hairtell, just in case, I sent a private mail.

The electrolysis is your best choice, whether your eyebrows thick or fine hairs contains. Picoflash (Apilus Platinum) is a very comfortable and very, very effective.


Edited by depilacionelectr (02/11/10 11:44 PM)

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#69870 - 02/12/10 12:40 AM Re: Unibrow Treatment, Tell me about Your Experiences [Re: ]
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You must not be looking very hard. There are plenty of us here with great experiences. I've been done with both laser and electrolysis for several years. I've done eyebrows with electrolysis as well (not just unibrow, but entire brow shaping) along with other areas.

Do you just want that part between the eyebrows removed? How many hairs are there? For this area, electrolysis is usually best because it targets each hair at a time and you can have precision in your results. Laser has a pretty large applicator, so precision on this small area is difficult. And you'll have to wear goggles too.


On the Cosmetic Enhancements forum we keep an entire thread with laser success results and it's 3 pages long now.

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#69875 - 02/12/10 01:07 AM Re: Unibrow Treatment, Tell me about Your Experiences [Re: LAgirl]
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Are you kidding? Two Words: Brooke Shields!

She rid herself of the eyebrow curtain long ago, and now only has them shaped to go with the changing fashions. They grow perfect looking, but to go thinner, or arched, she has them done specially for the occasion.
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#69882 - 02/12/10 04:13 AM Re: Unibrow Treatment, Tell me about Your Experiences [Re: James W. Walker VII]
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Done both (not on eyebrows, but elsewhere) and saw results with laser AND electrolysis. Laser was more recent, and although my hair is almost totally reduced or gone, I can't say how permanent it is yet.

But I had a patch of electrolysis done over a year ago, just one time, and I'm still bald in that area (normally it takes half a dozen clearances, I just got lucky the first time somehow).

So yes, as a consumer with no allegiance to one hair-removal team over another, I can say both methods have given me the hoped for results thus far.
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3.5 laser sessions on lower legs starting 09/24/09 (GentleLASE)
3 laser sessions on bikini starting 01/15/10 (GentleLASE)
1 laser session on underarms starting 07/02/10 (GentleLASE)
1 laser session on right arm starting 07/02/10 (GenteLASE)
6.75 hrs electrolysis on tummy starting 01/07/10 (Apilus Platinum, picoflash)
10 hrs electrolysis on arms starting 01/30/10 (Apilus Platinum, synchro/picoflash)
37.25 hrs DIY electrolysis on left arm (OneTouch and Instantron)
1.75 hrs DIY electrolysis on tummy (Instantron, thermolysis)

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#69891 - 02/12/10 10:44 AM Re: Unibrow Treatment, Tell me about Your Experiences [Re: MagicalPrincessKitty]
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Originally Posted By: MagicalPrincessKitty
I had a patch of electrolysis done over a year ago, just one time, and I'm still bald in that area (normally it takes half a dozen clearances, I just got lucky the first time somehow).


Every now and then, the stars align and the electrolysis practitioner is in the groove, and the result is what you describe. This tends to happen more often in the summer when more hairs are in anagen than at other times when more hairs are in a resting, or shedding phase, but it can happen non-the-less. It actually happened the first time I got a treatment from the woman who later gave me my apprenticeship. I never grew hair again in that one spot where we did my first treatment.
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#69897 - 02/12/10 04:08 PM Re: Unibrow Treatment, Tell me about Your Experiences [Re: James W. Walker VII]
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I would also add that you get faster results with both laser and electrolysis if you have been waxing the area since you start with your hair synchronized.

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#69902 - 02/12/10 08:04 PM Re: Unibrow Treatment, Tell me about Your Experiences [Re: LAgirl]
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James, would you believe me if I said that the patch was done by... ME? I used my OneTouch around 7-8 months ago on my arm. laugh For some reason I thought it was last spring a year ago, but I just went back and checked my post and you're right, it was 7-8 months ago during the summer!

See? I told you I'd be a good electrologist. smile Hairs quiver at the mere thought of the me!

So to revise: 7-8 months with no regrowth, not a year. Still damn good results!
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3.5 laser sessions on lower legs starting 09/24/09 (GentleLASE)
3 laser sessions on bikini starting 01/15/10 (GentleLASE)
1 laser session on underarms starting 07/02/10 (GentleLASE)
1 laser session on right arm starting 07/02/10 (GenteLASE)
6.75 hrs electrolysis on tummy starting 01/07/10 (Apilus Platinum, picoflash)
10 hrs electrolysis on arms starting 01/30/10 (Apilus Platinum, synchro/picoflash)
37.25 hrs DIY electrolysis on left arm (OneTouch and Instantron)
1.75 hrs DIY electrolysis on tummy (Instantron, thermolysis)

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#69927 - 02/13/10 06:49 PM Re: Unibrow Treatment, Tell me about Your Experiences [Re: MagicalPrincessKitty]
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The force is strong in this one. grin
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#69935 - 02/14/10 02:42 AM Re: Unibrow Treatment, Tell me about Your Experiences [Re: James W. Walker VII]
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That doesn't make sense. Why wouldn't new hairs come in over time with different growth cycles? If you're able to permanently clear and area with just one treatment, doesn't that mean that all the hairs you have in that area were out at one time?
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began electrolysis April 09 on chin, upper lip
cheeks May 09
toes and nipples July 09
feet Sept 09
eyebrows Oct 09 ENDED Nov 09
about 38.5 hours

(Electrologists keep censoring this to include the words "I believe"):
How electrologist Vera Weiler in SF disfigured my face
http://www.hairtell.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/posts/67599.html

How Dee Fahey and depilacionelectr tried to bully me into silence about it:
http://www.hairtell.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/posts/77148.html (thread to discuss electrologist malpractice)
http://www.hairtell.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/posts/77400.html

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#69938 - 02/14/10 05:52 AM Re: Unibrow Treatment, Tell me about Your Experiences [Re: candela]
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Candela: I have no idea. Sorry. I'm just reporting what happened. Even my pro electrologist asked me why I had a bald patch. It is a very noticeable patch. I heard that with certain aggressive insertions and energy-levels you can kill non-anagen hairs, and I really did a very aggressive treatment. That's the only thing I can think of. Or maybe the next cycle hasn't grown in yet (though 8 months is a long time for no new growth). Sorry, if I knew how I managed it, I'd tell you.
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3.5 laser sessions on lower legs starting 09/24/09 (GentleLASE)
3 laser sessions on bikini starting 01/15/10 (GentleLASE)
1 laser session on underarms starting 07/02/10 (GentleLASE)
1 laser session on right arm starting 07/02/10 (GenteLASE)
6.75 hrs electrolysis on tummy starting 01/07/10 (Apilus Platinum, picoflash)
10 hrs electrolysis on arms starting 01/30/10 (Apilus Platinum, synchro/picoflash)
37.25 hrs DIY electrolysis on left arm (OneTouch and Instantron)
1.75 hrs DIY electrolysis on tummy (Instantron, thermolysis)

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#69941 - 02/14/10 11:48 AM Re: Unibrow Treatment, Tell me about Your Experiences [Re: MagicalPrincessKitty]
depilacionelectr
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Magical're very modest. The explanation is very simple, you made yourself a good job. Have a maximum of emerging hairs. This indicates that (if my translator does not failed me) in your arm hairs most have already moved into the telogen phase. To have this high level of hair removal is not necessary to have overtreated the area. If you had shaved the area a few days before the electrolysis and'd only tried in anagen follicles, the result would be the same. But you could not appreciate it so clearly. Good results are sometimes difficult to appreciate when working only in anagen follicles. Perhaps what you have in your arm is the same thing. As you can see, the area has not been overtreatment, however most were telogen hairs.


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#69957 - 02/14/10 10:53 PM Re: Unibrow Treatment, Tell me about Your Experiences [Re: candela]
mark123 Offline
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LA Girl

Thank you for your response.

i can confirm that i just want the part between the eyebrows removed, i would say the there is 20 to 30 strands of hair.

i just dont want the situation to get an worse!!!
both treatments (laser & electro) require you to shave during the treatment which is going to make the hair thicker & grow faster, this is a big concern.

is electrolysis best only because it targets each hair at a time? is there any other benefits.

also i dont understand this point 'I would also add that you get faster results with both laser and electrolysis if you have been waxing the area since you start with your hair synchronized.'

can you please explain?

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#69959 - 02/15/10 12:13 AM Re: Unibrow Treatment, Tell me about Your Experiences [Re: mark123]
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Shaving doesn't change hair growth rates! That's an old wive's tale and it's just silly. Also, you do NOT need to shave for electrolysis. At all. In fact, if you normally shave, they will make you stop for a few days or a week because they can't treat a recently shaved hair (it must be long enough to pull out).

The comment about waxing was referring to the fact that when you wax, the hair that grows back will be entirely anagen-phase hair for a little while (meaning it is still baby hair that is firmly attached to the follicle). That means it's ideal for destroying. Some people wax first, many people don't. It's nothing to stress over. Waxing can curve the follicle and make things more difficult for electrolysis, but not waxing can mean that you're spending money to kill hairs that are older than each hair should be, ideally. There are pros and cons to both. It's not a huge enough deal to seriously stress over, especially for an area as small and fast to treat as a unibrow.

For 20-30 hairs in such a small area, you really should choose electrolysis. I love laser, but electrolysis here is safer and probably way cheaper.


Edited by MagicalPrincessKitty (02/15/10 12:14 AM)
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3.5 laser sessions on lower legs starting 09/24/09 (GentleLASE)
3 laser sessions on bikini starting 01/15/10 (GentleLASE)
1 laser session on underarms starting 07/02/10 (GentleLASE)
1 laser session on right arm starting 07/02/10 (GenteLASE)
6.75 hrs electrolysis on tummy starting 01/07/10 (Apilus Platinum, picoflash)
10 hrs electrolysis on arms starting 01/30/10 (Apilus Platinum, synchro/picoflash)
37.25 hrs DIY electrolysis on left arm (OneTouch and Instantron)
1.75 hrs DIY electrolysis on tummy (Instantron, thermolysis)

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