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#87513 - 05/17/11 02:59 PM Re: Back hair removal (pic included) - Indian male [Re: divingin]
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You should be asking them. Then post the settings here and we can tell you whether they're aggressive enough. You want an experienced clinic who will use aggressive settings.

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#87849 - 05/27/11 05:25 PM Re: Back hair removal (pic included) - Indian male [Re: LAgirl]
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Hi all. Just thought I would upload a few more pics of the areas I want to get treated. Since my last post I have been doing a fair bit of research on the forums and talking to a few members. I'm just about ready to go for a consultation/test patch but just want some advice on a few more things. Firstly, induced growth...Been a lot of talk on here about it and a number of people have experienced it making the area a whole lot worse. However, the hair on my shoulders and upper arm is, I think, quite coarse/dense so will this be an issue for me? Also, if you take a look at my back picture, the top left of the back has very fine hair which I think will probably become induced if shaved and lasered off. When I have my consultation it is advisable for me to just have the 'patches' or coarse dark hair even though it will strange once the hair falls out and I'm left with an area of fine (although dark and noticeable) hair and then areas of no hair? Tbh, its the sort of length I wouldn't mind the hair I'm trying to remove to be.

If you could take a look at the pics and leave any comments/advice/suggestions I would be extremely grateful! Quite nervous about induced growth as I really don't have the money to follow it up with electrolysis if it all goes wrong.

One last thing, I'm going travelling in august/september next year (a good 18 months away from now). My goal is to be less hairy by then. Is this achievable? My worry is that I have laser up until a few months before and then need electrolysis to tidy things up but end up running out of time before I have to fly out. And I'm away for 6 months!

Sorry for this post has rambled a little. Just have a few things in my head I need to share before I start this process. Hope you understand!

top view of shoulders
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/14/photo3mz.jpg/

back
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/860/photo8n.jpg/

back of shoulders/upper arm
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/37/photo6bex.jpg/

upper arm
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/695/photo9fi.jpg/

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#87850 - 05/27/11 06:48 PM Re: Back hair removal (pic included) - Indian male [Re: divingin]
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Thanks for the update and helpful photos.

You should be able to get at least 6-8 treatments within 18 months.

I do think, at a minimum, your upper arms would be better off with electrolysis. Very tough area to treat.

If you want to have all the hair gone by the time you leave, another idea is to forgo laser and start electrolysis NOW (preferably flash thermolysis). If you'd be willing to commit time up front to get clearances, you could be pretty much done within 18 months (perhaps earlier).


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#87851 - 05/27/11 07:16 PM Re: Back hair removal (pic included) - Indian male [Re: JMISR]
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I know, after doing research I've realised that if I had delayed this any longer it may have been too late. I would love to get electrolysis done completely but there is no way I could afford to do it. Looking around it seems to cost around 50-60 an hour and I've read on here how long it can take. There's just no way I could find that sort of money. If I did I would have a hairless back but wouldn't be travelling anywhere!!

I take your point on the electrolysis for the arms though. Looking at prices on the internet upper arms are costing around 400 for a course of 6 treatments. Anyone know what the corresponding price for electrolysis would be? I know there are many many variables involved so difficult to accurately predict, but any sort of ball park figure would be great. Only this is, I don't want to end up with hairless upper arms, then a diving line between that and my shoulders!!

So based on the photos, do you think the possibilities of induced growth is low? It's pretty hairy now, I don't want to tempt fate here but surely they can't get any worse!!

Thanks again for your replies.

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#87856 - 05/27/11 08:17 PM Re: Back hair removal (pic included) - Indian male [Re: divingin]
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Electrolysis kills, on average, 5-10 hairs per minute. Since hair grows in cycles, and since the hair you see now is roughly a third or a quarter of what you have in total, you can get a rough estimate of the cost.

Electrolysis removes one hair at a time, so getting natural 'fade' wouldn't be a problem - the electrologist can do that.

Induced growth is a phenomenon that has been observed, but cannot always be predicted. In general, it has been reported to occur in certain regions (upper arms, shoulders, face, etc) and in areas where growth is fine and sparse.

I would probably opt for good laser treatments on the coarse areas (like the flanks of your back), and concurrently begin electrolysis on the finer areas. That's probably the most economical.

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#87857 - 05/27/11 08:18 PM Re: Back hair removal (pic included) - Indian male [Re: divingin]
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I like your i phone pictures. Laser for this area is a gamble. You will have to weigh things for yourself. If you could find a speedy electrologist, like Jossie from Spain, this would be knocked out for a full, first clearance quite nicely. It takes money either way. It takes 9-18 months either way. Electrolysis is for all colors of hair, all structures of hair, on every color of skin. There is no gambling with with induced hair growth either.

JMISR, you are indeed very helpful. Are you personally doing LHR?
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#87859 - 05/27/11 08:30 PM Re: Back hair removal (pic included) - Indian male [Re: ]
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I've seen Jossie's work on here - I wish I lived in Spain, I would be signed up to her in an instant. But unfortunately, money constraints mean I will have to stick with laser for the foreseeable future. I think the flanks of my back, along my spine and along the top (in a 'T' shape) will be lasered and then as JMISR mentioned, enquire into electrolysis at the same time. Renew medica who I was looking at for laser also do electrolysis and they are the first people I'm booking a consultation with so can kill two birds with one stone and ask questions there.

Only thing I'm concerned about is how will the electrologist know what to blend from my upper upper arms to my shoulders if that makes sense?? Electrolysis may finish before my shoulders are done and then it will look odd.

Really appreciate your speedy replies btw. I know it's incredibly difficult to give advice over the internet and especially with something as personal and with so many variables as hair removal. So thanks!

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#87872 - 05/27/11 11:04 PM Re: Back hair removal (pic included) - Indian male [Re: divingin]
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Thanks, Dee. Currently, I'm not doing LHR but may do so again in the future.

@divingin A competent electrologist will know how to blend the hair for a more natural look. It's something you should discuss with whomever does your treatments.

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#87874 - 05/27/11 11:12 PM Re: Back hair removal (pic included) - Indian male [Re: JMISR]
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Renew Medica's electrolysis is hideously expensive as far as I know.
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[27hrs of Blend, April 2008-Dec 2010 in UK, for coarse hair on lower sideburns, coarse chin hair, completed upper lip, shaped eyebrows]
[Sept 2011 to Nov 2013, once yearly sessions with Josefa. Completed reduction of facial/neck fuzz in approx 27 hrs TTT]

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#87875 - 05/27/11 11:17 PM Re: Back hair removal (pic included) - Indian male [Re: JMISR]
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Yes, agreed. You can be involved as well while she/he is doing electrolysis, guiding the feathering process so all goes well. Talk to her/him about your involvement before you start. She / he should appreciate your help, after all, this is a partnership and you are the paying customer.
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