Tagged: Laser treatment facial hair
- December 1, 2022 at 3:21 pm #698298Helene van der TeeParticipantRegistered On: August 18, 2018Topics: 6Replies: 98Has thanked: 146 timesBeen thanked: 549 times
Hi, I had an intake appointment for a series of laser treatment for my facial hair. They use Soprano lasers which are a lot more efficient than IPL. The operative said they could guarantee 75% – 95% reduction of growth with 6 – 8 appointments. Has anyone else had experience with a professional treatment? I’m more than tempted as treatment is for 80% covered by my health insurance, which in reality is less than a years supply of premium Gillette razors. I have never had the urge to have face fuzz ever in my life so it seems like a good idea.
- March 19, 2023 at 7:44 pm #726214Jennifer LangDuchessRegistered On: December 23, 2022Topics: 1Replies: 20Has thanked: 6 timesBeen thanked: 93 times
Threw in the towel on shaving and just started facial hair removal. I’m well into the grey zone but still have a large amount of dark hair around my upper and lower lips. The clinician recommended laser for the small dark area and electrolysis for the mostly grey rest.
After just one session of laser and electrolysis couldn’t be happier. Laser gives fast results and really knocked out a lot of the stubborn beard shadow. Electrolysis lessened the density of the grey.
I initially wanted to focus on the dense goatee and mustache areas that I mutilate shaving, but I can see doing a lot more. It’s really worth it if you can invest the time and money.
Laser is quicker but it only works on dark hair and my clinician said you have to be careful about sun exposure permanently. Sun is not an issue with electrolysis. I get a lot of sun so doing a small area of laser and electrolysis on the rest is great for me.
I used aloe lotion right after and didn’t have any pain or skin reaction. The pain during both treatments was tolerable. I did an hour of electrolysis with no problem.
I’d put hair removal high on the CD “wish I had done this sooner” list!
- March 23, 2023 at 10:08 am #726977Helene van der TeeLadyRegistered On: August 18, 2018Topics: 6Replies: 98Has thanked: 146 timesBeen thanked: 549 times
I have precisely the same situation. Its hard to find a place that does electrolysis here the area. Laser was reasonably cheap compared to 10 years ago. I need to lose those white hairs that show up after 5 hours through my makeup. Im looking forward to wearing less foundation. I am having my eyelids lifted which I get on my insurance the rest I have to pay for. I’m looking forward to not having droopy eyelids and stubble.
- March 26, 2023 at 6:51 am #727574Jennifer LangDuchessRegistered On: December 23, 2022Topics: 1Replies: 20Has thanked: 6 timesBeen thanked: 93 times
Hi Helene, according to the clinician, electrolysis is the only option for the grey. It’s slower than laser and at first you are just thinning it out, but even after one session the area around my chin is a lot smoother after a shave.
There is a lot less beard shadow showing through in the upper lip area where they did laser. I have another electrolysis session in a couple weeks, I’ll update. Good luck!
- March 26, 2023 at 9:29 am #727591Diane BensonBaronessRegistered On: February 8, 2023Topics: 1Replies: 35Has thanked: 67 timesBeen thanked: 141 times
I am so pleased that you have already started to notice a difference with the electrolysis. I am in the same boat as Helene in that thee are no places that do electrolysis near to me. I wish I didn’t have to shave at all.
- February 19, 2023 at 2:38 am #719220BaronessRegistered On: February 8, 2023Topics: 1Replies: 35Has thanked: 67 timesBeen thanked: 141 times
I had nose to toe laser hair removal years ago and would recommend it for anyone who is suitable. The treatments one my face were not as successful as elsewhere on my body for one simple reason – there were too many grey and white hairs in my beard when I started. I would say only a 50% success rate. I only wish I had started a few years earlier – I would have a smooth face now if I had. If you beard is made up of predominantly black or dark hair you are likely get good results but if the hair is fair or if it gas stared to go grey you won’t get the results you would like. Don’t forget that you will need to continue to shave or have electrolysis on any hair that the laser doesn’t remove successfully. Good luck! xxx
- February 12, 2023 at 12:08 pm #717702Shelly Diane LynnLadyRegistered On: March 27, 2018Topics: 1Replies: 37Has thanked: 268 timesBeen thanked: 214 times
I had laser hair removal done about 12 years ago I only wished I would of done it sooner.
It sure makes a big difference in my appearance, but it is not cheap or pain free.
But I would certainly do it all over again I have to regrets.
- December 6, 2022 at 9:02 pm #699531StaceyLadyRegistered On: October 3, 2020Topics: 1Replies: 19Has thanked: 49 timesBeen thanked: 69 times
I started having laser treatments on my face a little over a year ago. Six treatments so far. Summer months are a no-go for laser treatment if you’re in the Sun at all. If you’re wondering if it hurts, yes. My mustache and around my chin is still dark but much thinner. I’ll probably need another six treatments before I have little to no 5:00 shadow. It makes it much easier to wear makeup and hide the blue cast after just six treatments. Did I say how much it hurts? It’s worth it. Afterwards I cut off a piece of my aloe plant and put it on my face. I have never had any red blotches from the laser using aloe. Makes a huge difference.
- December 6, 2022 at 3:16 pm #699471Paula MalmborgLadyRegistered On: October 22, 2015Topics: 12Replies: 639Has thanked: 927 timesBeen thanked: 1750 times
I have done my whole body from head to toe, it has taken about four years of treatment, I have been lucky enough to get it all done for free as a Trainee model for Australian Skin Clinics If you are from Melbourne Australia email firstname.lastname@example.org tere always looking for new models, you just need to be flexible with your time, and the young ladies that do the treatments are awesome
- December 4, 2022 at 8:30 am #698871Marg ProdueLadyRegistered On: March 16, 2022Topics: 2Replies: 583Has thanked: 3065 timesBeen thanked: 2327 times
Hi Helene, You are lucky to have any payment assistance with beard removal. Rochelle is so right about the pain. Just like a bad horror film, those things just never die and keep coming back. I never did laser but did do electro to remove spotty islands of light hair especially around my lips. I used to pre-pluck the hairs 3 weeks before the appointment so they were the fresh ones to get zapped. I also took 2 Ibuprofin a half hour before and then swabbed my face with generic lidocaine sunburn lotion just before walking in. If I didn’t have to drive an hour to and from the appointment I would have considered 3 shots of vodka in the parking lot instead. I paid out of pocket at $70 and hour. I still have to return for an small touch up now and then. It’s usually just an hour of clean up. It’s a commitment but I liked the results. Now I only shave to catch any wild hairs just before I put makeup on otherwise my face is permanently very clean. Hugs, Marg
- December 3, 2022 at 10:00 am #698683Rochelle MillsBaronessRegistered On: March 16, 2019Topics: 10Replies: 138Has thanked: 301 timesBeen thanked: 413 times
My facial hair removal has switched from laser to electrolysis. Too many gray hair to deal with and sometimes it was hard to schedule laser treatments when my face hadn’t received much recent sun exposure.
I have been happy with the results of laser on the rest of my body, though. Very little shaving to do besides my face…might be another year or so till I get to the finish line. Good luck!
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- December 3, 2022 at 1:27 pm #698726LadyRegistered On: August 18, 2018Topics: 6Replies: 98Has thanked: 146 timesBeen thanked: 549 times
- December 11, 2022 at 11:34 am #700656Stephanie De MontmagnyBaronessRegistered On: April 30, 2022Topics: 1Replies: 5Has thanked: 2 timesBeen thanked: 30 times
Hi Helen, I’ve had about 6 laser treatments of my face, and it’s working well. Most of my dark hairs are gone, except for some small patches near the nostrils and just under my lips. I believe that with another 3 sessions basically all the dark hairs will be gone. What remains are some white hairs, but they grow slowly and are not the problem with makeup.
- December 4, 2022 at 6:43 am #698852Rochelle MillsBaronessRegistered On: March 16, 2019Topics: 10Replies: 138Has thanked: 301 timesBeen thanked: 413 times
Helen, unfortunately facial electrolysis is often quite uncomfortable. A numbing gel is used around the mouth and this helps. But sometimes it seems a bit like Russian roulette: some hairs come out easily with almost no sensation and others, yow! It did help that she waxed my face before starting with the needle. This meant that most of the hairs she was zapping were new “juicy” ones that tend to slide out more easily. Not sure if this sounds all that encouraging, but after several treatments I no longer have the annoying and hard to shave hairs near my nostrils. I’ll take small victories moving toward the hair-free finish line…
- December 2, 2022 at 2:08 am #698355Roberta BroussardDuchess - AnnualRegistered On: July 20, 2020Topics: 7Replies: 687Has thanked: 8796 timesBeen thanked: 3535 times
I’ve been told that it has little effect on light colored hair, such as blond or grey. I really wanted to get away from shaving, so I started Electrolysis, on my face. It’s a long slow process but effective. You just have to use a numbing cream to desensitize the area 30 min before a treatment.
I think its would have been much easier in the long run, to have gone the laser rout when younger.
- December 2, 2022 at 1:23 am #698352Michelle IsgurlyLadyRegistered On: October 12, 2021Topics: 14Replies: 108Has thanked: 279 timesBeen thanked: 614 times
- February 1, 2023 at 1:48 am #714419Roberta BroussardDuchess - AnnualRegistered On: July 20, 2020Topics: 7Replies: 687Has thanked: 8796 timesBeen thanked: 3535 times
With your darker hair, i would definitely look hard at Laser Hair treatment’s. I’m using electrolysis only because it’s my only choice due to having almost all grey and blond hair. It is not without plenty of discomfort.
- December 1, 2022 at 7:30 pm #698331Cassie JaysonDuchessRegistered On: September 29, 2019Topics: 85Replies: 1380Has thanked: 3203 timesBeen thanked: 6483 times
- December 1, 2022 at 6:00 pm #698323Stephanie BassHostessRegistered On: November 30, 2019Topics: 30Replies: 4991Has thanked: 73641 timesBeen thanked: 17470 times
- December 1, 2022 at 3:42 pm #698303AnonymousTopics: 0Replies: 0Has thanked: 0 timesBeen thanked: 0 times
I think you’d need to ask exactly how they define the “Reduction of growth”, and what are the long term expectations.
My laser treatments eliminated about 90% of the facial hair… for a while. 15 years later, I estimate that about 60% were gone for good, with 40% regrowing over time.
I was about 40 when I had the treatments, so black hairs/follicles, where the effects would have been better.
Now, that was long ago. Perhaps they have improved overtime. But will be best if they make crystal clear what you can expect.
- December 1, 2022 at 4:01 pm #698306LadyRegistered On: August 18, 2018Topics: 6Replies: 98Has thanked: 146 timesBeen thanked: 549 times
To be honest I would be really happy with the result you achieved. I am 59 now. The full course of treatment would substantially reduce what I have now, I hate the blue haze and having to redo my makeup twice if I am away for a day. In Outside daylight its ok but inside I feel really conscious.
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