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Hair, hair, every-frickin-where :(

Postby queenypink » Wed Feb 11, 2015 10:01 pm

Hi ladies -some of you maybe can share these challenges of that damn pesky whisker where it shouldn't be... I wish it was just one whisker! I have (undiagnosed) hirsutism (and thinning hair - lucky me). The peach fuzz is starting to get to me though.

I don't want to get to the point where I can't look at myself in the mirror without gagging, or wondering what my husband see's in me.

So, does anyone have any advice? I'm thinking about lazer hair removal... maybe electrolysis - if you have experience, can you tell me a little about what to expect, time commitments, and cost?

Thank you!
Me: 33 Yrs. Cervical cancer SURVIVOR! Treated w/radical trachelectomy, lymphadenectomy & circlage. Sucky FSH (12) & AMH w/in the normal/low range
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Re: Hair, hair, every-frickin-where :(

Postby catrinarf » Thu Feb 12, 2015 11:03 am

Hey - sorry to hear about your "hair" issues :) I have PCOS too and have hair EVERYWHERE as well. My first sign were the nipples, i mean seriously? Gross! I also have quite the mustache as well :)

I did get laser on a certain area of my body... if you know where I mean... it was ok, I did 6 rounds of it, but you have to go back to keep it being great! It was fabulous for the first 5 months after my last round, but now Im back to shaving every other day. The razor burn isnt AS bad as it used to be and it doesnt grow like it did, but its still annoying. As for my face, I youtubed how to thread and now I thread my own mustache. I could get waxed but it then I have to pay for it every couple of weeks. Oh and for laser you have to have dark hair, it wont work on light or blonde hair.

Good luck!
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Re: Hair, hair, every-frickin-where :(

Postby queenypink » Thu Feb 12, 2015 11:44 am

Hi Cat - thank you so much for the response. I know I'm not alone with this struggle, but sometimes it feels that way!

Good to know about the lasering - I didn't know it only worked on dark hair. Hmm, does the procedure ever become permanent? Sorry yours came back. And what was the cost like for you to treat ... that 'area'?

I actually just watched a video on threading the other day. Looks easy enough, but I didn't think it would be much different than plucking... is it?

Again, thanks. Your post was mega helpful!
Me: 33 Yrs. Cervical cancer SURVIVOR! Treated w/radical trachelectomy, lymphadenectomy & circlage. Sucky FSH (12) & AMH w/in the normal/low range
DH: 38 Yrs. SA came back low-ish
Official Dx: Unexplained

Five unmedicated IUI's - All Neg.
| 29.03.14 | 29.04.14 | 23.06.14 | 22.07.14 | 19.08.14 |

IVF #1: Baseline Mar 17/15
ER Mar 30th -- 15 eggies collected, 13 mature, 10 fertilized naturally
ET Apr 4th -- 4AA Blastocyst Embaby <3
6 perfect frosty day 6 blasts/expanded blasts

BFP at 8dp5dt
Beta 10dp5dt April 14th - 179
Beta #2 12dp5dt Apr 16th - 519
Beta #3 16dp5dt Apr 20th - 2698
Beta #4 20dp5dt Apr 24th - 8337
DD born Oct '15 at 32wks gest. She's perfect!

FET #1: May 2/17 BFN
FET #2: June 6/17

BFP 8dp5dt
Beta 10dp5dt - 498
Beta 12dp5dt - 1473
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Re: Hair, hair, every-frickin-where :(

Postby catrinarf » Thu Feb 12, 2015 1:52 pm

Hey! No problem thats what we all are here for right? :)

It cost my $750, my sister worked for a place that did it and they did 50% off promotion every once in a while, so I just went in then. No, as far as I know, there isnt a permanent solution. The laser is great! But like I said you have to go back every 3-4 months for another round which would cost me about 150 each time. Its not super pricey but, since Im paying for all these fertility treatments, its not high on my list of things to pay. Im glad I did it, because its still way better then it was, but just know it does grow back :/ ....

I actually prefer to thread my 'stache. It just makes it easier, rips out a bunch in one shot. The first time I did it was the first time I had ever had threading done and was not prepared for that! Now I do it 1-2 a week before I put my make up on and its not painful anymore. Id definitely do it over plucking. :)
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Re: Hair, hair, every-frickin-where :(

Postby kflores31 » Mon Feb 16, 2015 3:47 pm

I'm with you ladies on the hair problems. I pluck the stash, but it seems never ending! I knew it was getting bad with DH noticed it around my nipples. :oops: talk about embarrassing!
Cat - did you find a solution to that one too??
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Re: Hair, hair, every-frickin-where :(

Postby Sms842 » Tue Feb 17, 2015 11:07 am

I've had laser hair removal on my body and the results have been pretty great. My treatments weren't on my face, but I havent noticed any return growth. It was a bit costly when I did it several years ago so I can't help with that.

My biggest issue is chin hair and of course my DH pointing out the mustache
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Re: Hair, hair, every-frickin-where :(

Postby catrinarf » Tue Feb 17, 2015 3:26 pm

Hey ladies! I knew the moment my husband mentioned my 'stache that something needed to be done. luckily my face hair is blonde, so it wasnt THAT noticeable, but I didnt want to be tickling my husband when I kissed him with my 'stache! Ugh stupid PCOS.

Kflores - I just pluck them :/ They say not to bc it can cause infections, but F that! I remember in Sept I was taking a shower and looked down and saw all these hairs that HADNT been there before! WTF! I have enough problems with hair everywhere couldnt it leave my girls alone??!! Guess not :/
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Re: Hair, hair, every-frickin-where :(

Postby catrinarf » Tue Feb 17, 2015 3:27 pm

Sms- forgot to tell you. When we were little my grandma used to let us pluck her chin hairs. Sounds gross but we thought of it as a game. Well when we got older we realized how weird that was lol but now WE ALL get these ugly strangling looking chin hairs. Serves us right for making fun of good old Grandma!
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Re: Hair, hair, every-frickin-where :(

Postby Sms842 » Tue Feb 17, 2015 5:04 pm

Catrina, that's hilarious, my mom always had us pluck hers, but when I got mine I was like ugh. I thought I could escape this, but PCOS has other things to say. Some days I miss BC because it controlled all this. I feel 15 again with all the breakouts I've been getting too. :(
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Re: Hair, hair, every-frickin-where :(

Postby catrinarf » Wed Feb 18, 2015 9:04 am

I feel the same way! I wish there was a pill I could take that would solve all the issue BC would but wouldnt prevent me frm getting pregnant! I luckily hvent had to much of a break out :/ yet at least! Who knws what PCOS will throw at me next.
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Re: Hair, hair, every-frickin-where :(

Postby Sms842 » Wed Feb 18, 2015 4:07 pm

The acne I think hit me first, then the hair, then breakouts on my back. It's never ending, I literally felt 12 again. I should go to a dermatologist to see if they could help, but I haven't. You're lucky, mine came back with a vengeance.
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Re: Hair, hair, every-frickin-where :(

Postby queenypink » Wed Feb 18, 2015 4:10 pm

It's tough being female sometimes!

I'm just doing the routine pluck-a-roo for now, but I fear (old wive's tale? truth) that it maybe growing more. And the stash - I use a cream for that.

Sms - what was the time requirement for you doing the treatments? Were they over a certain period of time?
Me: 33 Yrs. Cervical cancer SURVIVOR! Treated w/radical trachelectomy, lymphadenectomy & circlage. Sucky FSH (12) & AMH w/in the normal/low range
DH: 38 Yrs. SA came back low-ish
Official Dx: Unexplained

Five unmedicated IUI's - All Neg.
| 29.03.14 | 29.04.14 | 23.06.14 | 22.07.14 | 19.08.14 |

IVF #1: Baseline Mar 17/15
ER Mar 30th -- 15 eggies collected, 13 mature, 10 fertilized naturally
ET Apr 4th -- 4AA Blastocyst Embaby <3
6 perfect frosty day 6 blasts/expanded blasts

BFP at 8dp5dt
Beta 10dp5dt April 14th - 179
Beta #2 12dp5dt Apr 16th - 519
Beta #3 16dp5dt Apr 20th - 2698
Beta #4 20dp5dt Apr 24th - 8337
DD born Oct '15 at 32wks gest. She's perfect!

FET #1: May 2/17 BFN
FET #2: June 6/17

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Re: Hair, hair, every-frickin-where :(

Postby Sms842 » Thu Feb 19, 2015 5:47 am

queenypink, Its been a few years, but I believe I was going like every 6-8 weeks. And I did it over a year, maybe longer. I only had to "pay" for 6 treatments for my back and I forget what I did for my upper legs. But I kept going back with no issue.

It's not the most comfortable thing, but it's bearable. You can't be out in the sun either afterward.

The results have been great and it was definitely worth it. I had a lot of hair on my lower back that I was super self-conscience about and its been gone completely. I definitely would love to go back and get more done, but right now we have other priorities, hopefully in the future. Shaving is such a chore.
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Re: Hair, hair, every-frickin-where :(

Postby bluenoser » Sat Feb 21, 2015 12:59 pm

OMG I'm so over the hair: my lady 'stache, my chin, down my neck, on my lower abdomen, and because all that wasn't enough on my nipples. Like, really? Isn't having wonky cycles and difficulty conceiving enough!? My facial hair is mostly blonde, but every so often a lovely coarse dark one likes to appear.

I home wax, pluck and shave to deal with it all. I hate it. My body already doesn't do what a woman's body is supposed to, I get to deal with hair in places a woman shouldn't have hair too? NO FAIR!
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Re: Hair, hair, every-frickin-where :(

Postby Stampy1 » Wed Apr 22, 2015 5:53 pm

I had last hair removal on my face every few months for a year when I was 17. I went back and had more done a few times sporadically in college. I'm five year out of college now. It does work for a decent amount of time but if your hormones fluctuate, you could develop new follicles over time.

With my treatment, I was able to get rid of my thickest hairs (which was my main goal.) Since the 10 years have passed, I have regrown moderately thick hair and fine hair on my face. My laser lady says that the strength they set the laser on during use will only zap certain thicknesses of hair. If they have the last set for coarse hair, it won't destroy the fine hair follicles. If they have the laser set for fine hairs, it won't get the coarse ones. While it can be expensive, I think it is completely worth getting every so often, just to reduce the amount of hair and give you a few months of really clear skin.

I've been thinking of going one more time before I get too tan this spring. (You don't want to get it done when you are tan because the laser can permanently mark your skin. It's best to do it in fall/winter.)
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