Archive for August, 2011

Trying Electrolysis Tomorrow

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

Hey everyone! For anyone that has been following this site for years now, I’m sorry that I haven’t updated in a long time. Just to get you up to speed real quick, I haven’t had any more laser hair removal procedures since fall of 2009. Since that time, I’ve experienced 100% regrowth. To make things even worse, I suspect that the laser hair removal has actually induced hair growth in areas, mainly my upper arms and shoulders. I never had this amount of hair all the way up my arm and on to my shoulders before. the only areas where there is growth were areas that were lasered.

I would say that laser hair removal 100% failed for me and was a waste of money, unfortunately. Am I upset? Somewhat. But at least I had the balls to try to better myself for once.

So the real reason I’m updating this blog is because tomorrow I’m hitting an electrolysis center up and having an experiment done on my upper arm(s). I’m going to be testing both the blend and thermolysis methods in a small area on both of my upper arms. The goal here, is to see if this small area shows any lasting results after a few months and to see how my skin reacts.

I have high expectations for electrolysis, unfortunately, because it is the ONLY method that is approved as PERMANENT hair removal. I don’t expect my arm to be hairless in the treated area, but I do expect some noticeable, lasting results if this technician does this properly. For the record, I’m in NH and having this done at a center here. I haven’t had much luck linking up with any electrolysis places in the Miami or South Florida area, so if you know of a recommended person down there, I’d love to know about them since I’ll be heading back down to Miami in a month or two.

BTW, the rate for the electrolysis here in NH is $62 an hour. Not bad at all, since I was paying $1000 for my arms and legs in Miami and that did absolutely NOTHING in the long term. Not sure what the going rate in Miami/Ft Lauderdale/South Florida would be, but I’m guessing it’s probably going to be higher.

Wish me luck, please! I’ve been really disappointed and self conscious with my hairy arms over the past 2 years, so I’m going to need all the luck I can get here! Crossing my fingers. Again….

Update: I had a short electrolysis session this morning to test it out and see how it compares to laser. Electrolysis, it turns out, is much less painful than laser hair removal. It’s not like being snapped with a rubber band every few seconds. This applies to both the blend and flash thermolysis methods. It is much slower, but thermolysis is still surprisingly fast. I had a quarter sized area cleared in 15 minutes with thermolysis and a nickel sized area cleared in 15 minutes with the blend method.