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(@pantyloverguy)
Estimable Member     Georgia, United States of America
Joined: 3 months ago

I absolutely hate my body hair. Not because I crossdress but have always disliked my body hair, especially my chest hair. I'm tired of shaving, waxing and using chemicals to remove my body hair. I have very light color of hair so laser doesn't work well. 

I have my first appointment for electrolysis on June 13th. I'm not looking forward to the cost and some pain but to have my chest hair permanently removed will be priceless. Based on how it goes over the next many months I may have my back hair and bikini line done too. Those don't bother me as much as my chest hair does. 

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Lady
(@harriette)
Joined: 1 year ago

Famed Member     Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 2497

@pantyloverguy Today, I spent hours attacking the remaining hair on my left leg with an IPL. Some of the dark hair 6-7" above the knee cap and on the  front of my shin has resisted the light. There were also hundreds of ingrown hair created by using other methods in that area and I have had to pick each one of them, too, to free the hair.

Using a different technology to get rid of them may be necessary, for me, so I would appreciate getting some feedback on the efficacy of electrolysis.

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Lady
(@rickialan)
Joined: 4 months ago

Estimable Member     North Carolina, United States of America
Posts: 54

@harriette Have you ever used ipl on facial hair?

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Lady
(@harriette)
Joined: 1 year ago

Famed Member     Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 2497

@rickialan Yes, a few times, just to see what it would feel like, but I have a feeling that chin whiskers would be very, very resistant to IPL.

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(@LizK)
Joined: 5 years ago

Illustrious Member     North County San Diego, California, United States of America
Posts: 3078

@pantyloverguy @kerrismith @finallyfiona 

I got full-body laser before grey hair became a problem.  At the time, I still was boymoding and didn't want to blast my facial hair.  Mistake!  Now there's too much grey.

I've gotten one full pass of electrolysis done on my face.  It hurts.  Some parts are torturous, upper lip for example.  It took about 4 months to do that 1 pass.  I'll need at least 3 more full passes to be done.

I don't think I'd want to get electrolysis on a large area like my chest.  It's too painful and takes too long.  I'd find a dermatologist that's affiliated with a teaching hospital.  They're more likely to have state-of-the-art equipment.  I've read that the newest generation of lasers are getting better at treating light colored hair.  But most salons and private practice clinics don't have the latest and greatest equipment.

One bit of advice if you're getting electrolysis - buy some Rx strength Lidocaine/Prilocaine/Tetracaine compounded topical anesthetic.  You'll be glad you did.  It's way stronger than the OTC stuff and makes sensitive areas tolerable.

/LK

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Lady
(@tia)
Joined: 2 months ago

Estimable Member     Shady Cove, Oregon, United States of America
Posts: 60

@emilyalt Good advice about being prepared for the pain. I had not heard about the new lasers. My facial hair is gray but most of my body hair is still dark. Thanks for the tip.

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(@annaredhead)
Joined: 4 months ago

Prominent Member     Cornwall, United Kingdom
Posts: 414

@pantyloverguy I hope it works out for you

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(@christineth)
Prominent Member     Brussels, Brabant, Belgium
Joined: 2 years ago

Hey Carla,  I too hate my body hair: face, chest, armpits, arms bikini area and legs, so you are not alone.  But my dislike is intimately related to my dressing.  Other than my arms I shave everywhere.  I sometimes use creams and epilators (painful!).  Let us know how the electrolysis goes…best of luck.

hugs

Christine

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Topic starter
(@pantyloverguy)
Estimable Member     Georgia, United States of America
Joined: 3 months ago

 My chest hair is so strange. It grows in different directions and it is thicker in different areas. Heavy on top and bottom left but sparse bottom right of my chest and abdomen. So I want it gone! With the way the hair grows it is just about impossible to really get it baby butt smooth. 

So I hate my chest hair not because of crossdressing. but because it is just too weird. 

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(@kerrismith)
Honorable Member     Belvidere, Illinois, United States of America
Joined: 2 years ago

Carla, I hate my beard.  Whether I transition or not, I hate having whiskers.  Laser won’t work because I’m a greybeard.  Electrolysis is my only option.  The pain and expense is daunting but worth it on the end.

Kerri

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Lady
(@pantyloverguy)
Joined: 3 months ago

Estimable Member     Georgia, United States of America
Posts: 57

@kerrismith not sure I could handle having my facial hair removed, I read where it is very uncomfortable and takes a very long time due to the number of hairs the face has.

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(@finallyfiona)
Joined: 7 months ago

Noble Member     Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Posts: 824

@kerrismith That's my biggest bugbear as Fiona, too.  All my other body hair I can tackle and keep at bay, and so far seem to be successful.  But not only is the beard various shades of grey, it's as coarse as hell.  With a couple of days' growth my face could seriously smooth plaster!  I have tried wet shaving but my skin is quite bumpy.  I always come out of it looking like a war zone, and still with a chin and jawline rougher than I'd like, even when I've included a pass against the grain.  To be honest my electric shaver achieves the same level of result a lot more easily and without the bloodbath, especially if I can let the stubble grow an extra day or two.  But on a one-day shave I can always feel it through my reddener, concealer and foundation, and see it more and more as the day progresses.  If I get any professional hair removal done, it's going to be facial electrolysis.

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(@annaredhead)
Joined: 4 months ago

Prominent Member     Cornwall, United Kingdom
Posts: 414

@finallyfiona have you tried electric shave first, then wet shave to get really smooth? I've found this reduces cuts. Follow it with exfoliation pad

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(@finallyfiona)
Joined: 7 months ago

Noble Member     Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Posts: 824

@annaredhead Yes, I did try that once.  With a soak in conditioner beforehand.  I was still cut to ribbons by the time I'd finished!  It's probably that I didn't learn how to wet-shave young enough while I didn't have the volume or coarseness, to know my face by muscle memory now.

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Lady
(@tia)
Joined: 2 months ago

Estimable Member     Shady Cove, Oregon, United States of America
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@finallyfiona When I was first married, I saw my wife dry shave her legs which shocked me because I didn't think you could do that without cutting your skin to ribbons. As I watched her, I could see that she was holding the razor very lightly, not the way I was taught. Men have to scrap the hair off their face with bold strokes. Not true. I learned that soft touch works much better. I never told my dad. He wouldn't have believed me anyway.

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(@finallyfiona)
Joined: 7 months ago

Noble Member     Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Posts: 824

@tia Thank you Tia, I might have to give it one more try.  A nice big bandage at the ready to wrap my head in for afterwards 😉

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Lady
(@tia)
Joined: 2 months ago

Estimable Member     Shady Cove, Oregon, United States of America
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@finallyfiona Good luck I'll keep my fingers crossed.

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Lady
(@tia)
Joined: 2 months ago

Estimable Member     Shady Cove, Oregon, United States of America
Posts: 60

@kerrismith Will it make a difference if you dye the grey hair first?

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Lady
(@kerrismith)
Honorable Member     Belvidere, Illinois, United States of America
Joined: 2 years ago

Carla,

I would do it maybe someday when I  have the money to pay for it.  I really hate having to shave every day. It is just too masculine.

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 Dani
Lady
(@danirost)
Estimable Member     Central, Illinois, United States of America
Joined: 2 years ago

You girls are making me feel better. I am like a big food clone. My facial hair literally goes every direction. The times I keep my chest shaved I have to do a complete shave every couple of days. If I don't let it grow out a little bit it will never be clear. And even then I would most likely have to have something on my skin to better hide the skin, it's like you can see where the hair was. Ugh. 

I have stopped getting freaked out about it. It is what it is. I want to be feel love Dani in spite of that. 

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Lady
(@danirost)
Joined: 2 years ago

Estimable Member     Central, Illinois, United States of America
Posts: 137

Ugh BIGFOOT not big food. 

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(@cdkaylasnow)
Reputable Member     Denver, Colorado, United States of America
Joined: 3 years ago

I've always hated my chest hair too! I'm getting a cover-up tattoo this summer on my chest that's going to take up a large area, plus my hair is super light blonde... so if anything, I would need to get electrolysis too, laser would be completely out of the question. You'll have to let me know how it goes! The epilator doesn't work very well on my chest lol it keeps grabbing the hairs but won't pull them out, its incredibly painful. I have my wife wax my chest every few weeks currently, but I'd be much happier if it went away forever. I don't mind shaving my face and epilating my arms and legs, but the chest hair is the stuff I hate the most and just want it gone!

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(@justnikki)
Honorable Member     Seattle, Washington, United States of America
Joined: 2 years ago

I hate my facial hair. Hate hate hate it. Even my wife hates it. I have sensitive skin so I can't shave everyday and my face is always somewhere between sandpaper and saguaro cactus, and even clean shaven I can't seem to hide my beard shadow (I know all the tricks, I just can't get them to work). My wife thinks I should have a laser consult even though my beard has maybe 50% gray. Getting rid of the dark whiskers would tame my beard shadow and the maybe electrolysis for the rest. It's all so daunting...

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Lady
Topic starter
(@pantyloverguy)
Estimable Member     Georgia, United States of America
Joined: 3 months ago

Just got back from my first electrolysis appointment. I was expecting it to be painful based on Youtube videos and reading up on the procedure. I have to admit it wasn't painful at all. The woman doing the procedure was nice and knew quite a lot about hair removal. I imagine it may be more painful for some areas like the shin or lip but the chest is a breeze. Now that I know what to expect I have an appointment next week and plan to go for an hour every week till the end of the summer then increase it from an hour to 2 hour appointments. So glad I have finally doing this!

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(@rhondalee)
Honorable Member     Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America
Joined: 3 years ago

Cool!

Love the photo! Is that you?? If so, I'd like to know how you managed to develop so nicely.

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Lady
(@pantyloverguy)
Joined: 3 months ago

Estimable Member     Georgia, United States of America
Posts: 57

@rhondalee no it's not me just a photo I found and sent to my fishing buddy a long time ago to tell him I'm upgrading my fishing partner.

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(@sashabennett)
Honorable Member     Wick, Caithness, United Kingdom
Joined: 7 months ago

I feel for you all on this one, I'm super lucky in as much as I didn't seem to get the hairy gene. Almost no body hair & I only need to shave legs every other week these days. On the downside the non hairy gene extends to the head as well so there is no chance to ever get a decent hairstyle but I guess that's a small price to pay for not looking like Burt Reynolds.

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Topic starter
(@pantyloverguy)
Estimable Member     Georgia, United States of America
Joined: 3 months ago

Second appointment is now in the books...I'm very happy with the results. Yes it costs more than I would like but the results are amazing. There is really very little pain so far on the chest. I was expecting it to hurt more than it does. So wish I had done this years ago but it wasn't in the cards back then. 

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(@candycross)
Reputable Member     Queensland, Australia
Joined: 2 months ago

Facial hair is a pain, l have to shave it daily. The rest of my body hair isn't too bad though, l shave it with an electric razor and the face with a safety razor as l get a facial rash I I use an electric razor on the face

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