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Old Mon, May-16-05, 13:21
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I have been diagnosed with PCOS about 7 years ago.
I was wondering if anyone out there knew any magic tricks for facial hair???
This is HORRIBLE & keeps getting worse!
I currently have to SHAVE my face like a MAN & it makes me feel SO UGLY & unattractive. HELP! If anyone knows something that I do not- pleeeeeease- SHARE the wealth!
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Old Mon, May-16-05, 16:26
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I know how frustrating it is!! That is on my mind CONSTANTLY!! I've been using Nair Cream for Face. I use it once every two weeks or so, it keeps it under control. It stinks though, so grab a clothespin for your nose.
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Old Mon, May-16-05, 16:40
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Hi, I use Veet facial wax strips. They are a cold wax strip and they don't really hurt that much, a bit of an Ouch. They are very easy to use. It lasts for about 2-3 weeks on me and it isn't that costly.
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Old Mon, May-16-05, 18:31
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Plan: Atkins/SB/Low GI
Stats: 235/223/135 Female 64 inches
BF:47%/47%/20%
Progress: 12%
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I know how you feel Donna. I have been reduced to using an electric razor too. Between facial hair and hair on my breasts I feel like a gorilla.

I tried using Neet/Nair type stuff for the face but it doesn't seem to remove the hair and leaves my face burnt and red. Am I doing something wrong?

I tried that sugaring stuff once and ended up with a sticky face. <Sigh> sometimes it seem hopeless.
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Old Mon, May-16-05, 18:33
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Plan: LC / breastfeeding
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BF:30%
Progress: 44%
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I have been going to electrolosis for about 3 months, its to the point now where its just some spots left on my chin and neck. I had a full bear and gotee, it was horrible embarassing, I'd try everything nair, wax, ploucking even shaving, and it didnt work, at the end, I was shaving every day! electrolosis seems to be working I go every other week, and its only $45 a session. You should really check it out....

Good luck.
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Old Tue, May-17-05, 07:47
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I know how frustrating it is!! That is on my mind CONSTANTLY!! I've been using Nair Cream for Face. I use it once every two weeks or so, it keeps it under control. It stinks though, so grab a clothespin for your nose.


Thanks for your help- although- I have tried using the facial Nair & I must have really sensitive skin- it made my face burn & I had big red bumps for several days- uuugh! That was NOT the results I was looking for there! ha ha Thanks anyway!
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Old Tue, May-17-05, 07:53
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Hi, I use Veet facial wax strips. They are a cold wax strip and they don't really hurt that much, a bit of an Ouch. They are very easy to use. It lasts for about 2-3 weeks on me and it isn't that costly.
Take care
Astrid


I was just wondering with the wax strips- wouldn't you have to let the hair grow out fairly long to be able to use this method of hair removal? My facial hair is DARK and my skin is fair-so- I shave it off every day. My job is one where I am around people alot and there is NO WAY I could let it grow out. I would be mortified!!! So I was just curious as to how long it would have to get?
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Old Tue, May-17-05, 07:54
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Progress: 30%
Location: Virginia - USA
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I know how you feel Donna. I have been reduced to using an electric razor too. Between facial hair and hair on my breasts I feel like a gorilla.

I tried using Neet/Nair type stuff for the face but it doesn't seem to remove the hair and leaves my face burnt and red. Am I doing something wrong?

I tried that sugaring stuff once and ended up with a sticky face. <Sigh> sometimes it seem hopeless.


I know exactly what your saying there! I'm right there with you!
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Old Tue, May-17-05, 08:02
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Plan: Atkins
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Originally Posted by Donna2128
I was just wondering with the wax strips- wouldn't you have to let the hair grow out fairly long to be able to use this method of hair removal? My facial hair is DARK and my skin is fair-so- I shave it off every day. My job is one where I am around people alot and there is NO WAY I could let it grow out. I would be mortified!!! So I was just curious as to how long it would have to get?



Hi, the hair has to be 3 to 4 mm. In the mean time I also use Jolen cream bleach. It is a mild formula with Aleo Vera and I find it works well. I have very sensitive skin, the bleach dosen't affect my skin at all, the waxing makes it red for 12 hrs ish.
I hope you find something that works for you.
Take care
Astrid
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Old Tue, May-17-05, 08:23
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Stats: 259.5/227.0/150 Female 5' 6"
BF:2high! (no idea?)
Progress: 30%
Location: Virginia - USA
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I have been going to electrolosis for about 3 months, its to the point now where its just some spots left on my chin and neck. I had a full bear and gotee, it was horrible embarassing, I'd try everything nair, wax, ploucking even shaving, and it didnt work, at the end, I was shaving every day! electrolosis seems to be working I go every other week, and its only $45 a session. You should really check it out....

Good luck.


I did try electrolosis once- it was just a consultation visit where they done a sample area to see if I could handle it- well- where it was slightly painful- I could have lived with that- but with in a day after having it done, the entire area that she treated was covered with little scabs! I don't know if it was my skin being sensitive or if the lady didn't know what she was doing??? I haven't went back since then for more treatments. I hear the laser hair removal is wonderful as well- but expensive! Maybe I will try to find another person that does electrolosis & give that one more try?
Thanks for the input!
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Old Tue, May-17-05, 08:59
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Hi, the hair has to be 3 to 4 mm. In the mean time I also use Jolen cream bleach. It is a mild formula with Aleo Vera and I find it works well. I have very sensitive skin, the bleach dosen't affect my skin at all, the waxing makes it red for 12 hrs ish.
I hope you find something that works for you.
Take care
Astrid


I'm a licensed esthetician & I was just about to give this advice. I have clients with the same problem. I wouldn't shave though because when it comes back it seems darker & more course ,so you have to do it every day but with the waxing you'll have to probably do it once a month. I have some clients that do eyebrows & lips once a month then the rest of their face every other month.

Good luck.
Josie
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Old Tue, May-17-05, 21:32
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I did try electrolosis once- it was just a consultation visit where they done a sample area to see if I could handle it- well- where it was slightly painful- I could have lived with that- but with in a day after having it done, the entire area that she treated was covered with little scabs! I don't know if it was my skin being sensitive or if the lady didn't know what she was doing??? I haven't went back since then for more treatments. I hear the laser hair removal is wonderful as well- but expensive! Maybe I will try to find another person that does electrolosis & give that one more try?
Thanks for the input!

Years ago I had electrolysis done to remove some dark hairs from my upper lip (ouch!). The lady who did it was excellent, and I never had any bumps or soreness. She explained that she used the "blend method" - a combo of the galvanic and thermolysis methods. She was also experienced enough that she adjusted the currents manually with a foot pedal.

About a year later a few grew back, and I had to find another electrolysist because I had moved. This lady also used blend, but she let a computer control the currents, and I looked and felt terribly sore for several days afterward! I hadn't realized how much I'd lucked out the first time I guess.

So I'd say, call around and don't be afraid to ask lots of questions. If someone isn't comfortable with a technique then they'll probably botch it if you insist on it. Also, be prepared to pay more for a really good therapist - the first lady charged me almost 3 times as much per hour than the second one did (and it was worth it), but that was a different city as well.
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Old Wed, May-18-05, 09:38
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There are a number of hair-retardant creams you can get to use after shaving or waxing - I don't know the names of any that might be available in the US, but we have loads here.
You need to apply them at least once a day, but they gradually reduce regrowth and make it finer too.
Laser treatment is great, especially if the hair is dark and you are also dark-skinned. Supposed to be painless (!) but for me it was OUCH, but worth it, especially as I got in on a trial for quite a cheap rate. However, because I am very fair skinned, it didn't zap the lot, but with the cream it's all sooooooo much more manageable.
Babs
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Old Wed, May-18-05, 10:05
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Vaniqa is the name of one prescribable hair-retardant cream if anyone wants to look it up, although there are 'cosmetic' alternatives, too.
Babs
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Old Wed, May-18-05, 13:04
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tried everything to get rid of my facial hair and the only thing that worked for me was laser therapy. It took eight sessions and is expensive but now I have minimal facial hair - permanently - expensive but worth it. No more, shaving and waxing and worrying! Hope it helps.
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