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7/7/11 1:46 P

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I have very dark body hair and very fair skin, so laser worked very well on my face and belly area. You have to continue to do it for quite awhile; however, my facial hair, which used to have very thick, dark sideburns all the way to my jaw bone that I would shave everyday, is almost non-existent. A hair will pop up here and there. If there is an American Laser near you, I have found they have offered the best packages because they have a package that is good for up to 2 years. You can go as many times as needed (usually once a month) and after the 2 years is up, they give you a discount if you need any touch-ups. They also offered a 12 month, no interest plan so I could afford it a little more easily by making monthly payments.

4/26/11 8:47 A

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I have really dark hair on my belly and have since I was about 14. I just found out last year why that was. ;P So I'm looking into laser treatment at the moment. I was told it would probably work well because I am light-skinned with dark hair. Well, my hair everywhere else basically, is blonde but anyway. Any input?

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4/5/09 4:01 P

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Hi ladies I am new to SP. I have been told that I have PCOS. About a two years ago, I started experiencing the darkening of body hair and the excessive growth, mostly on my face. I have never been a hairy person and I can honestly say I still do not believe I have it as bad as some. However, I did start electroloysis about a year ago on my face and it has made huge difference. I started out going once a week and after a year I am down to once or twice a month. It can be a bit pricey but I can honestly say it has made me feel better. It does not take care of things over night but it does work if you can stick with it.


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4/5/09 11:32 A

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I had 4 sessions of laser treatment on my face and it didn't work very well. I have only lost 15 lbs so far and I can't see a difference yet. Oh how I hope it will get better!

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4/5/09 10:00 A

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I have had about 10 laser treatments for facial hair (pretty much whole body actually) and have found absolutely no long term benefit from laser on facial hair whatsoever. My lower legs are almost hair free and my thighs I think are a bit better, but hey you can always shave those ... it's the facial hair that's got such a stigma attached to it. I did enjoy the fact that a few days to a week after the treatment, the hair fell out and stayed out for about 3 maybe even 4 weeks. That was good. I can't afford to go at the moment, so I've taken to using an Epilady on my face which is working really well.

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4/3/09 7:46 P

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I have had laser treatments twice.(4 treatments at 2 places)

#1) They had a "good" laser. One that could wipe out blond hair. My weight was closer to normal. This treatment helped.

#2) I tried laser treatments locally, old fashioned laser. I was heavy at the time. It didn't help at all.

I don't know if it was the laser or the weight. I think that the laser was the most important. I am sure that the weight contributed to the problem. PCOS hair is harder to remove.

I think your plan is a good one. The more hair you can just stop from growing the better. Then later if it does still grow- it is easier to get rid of.

Best of luck emoticon

Edited by: 2NDCHANCE2B at: 4/9/2009 (22:51)
4/17/08 3:22 P

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If I'm reading my book correctly ("The Savvy Woman's Guide to PCOS" by Elizabeth Lee Vliet, MD), facial hair should decrease as you lose weight because the ability ot lose weight also means you are getting some hormones under better control. But I'm fairly new to this anyway, so I could be reading it wrong. That's just the impression I am getting from it.


The tragedy in life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.
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Victory belongs to the most persevering.


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4/2/08 4:55 P

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Has anyone here dealt with facial hair and then found it went away after weight loss?! Or have you had any success with laser treatment in removing the hair permanently?
I have lost 33lbs so far and am now starting to notice that the facial hair seems to have lessened. I was scheduled for laser treatments to start, but have postponed it. I am curious as to whether the hair will continue to diminish as the weight comes off. Also, if not then I was wondering if the facial hair was successfully removed with laser treatments. Any input from your experiences would be appreciated :)

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