(Closed) Hair Removal …yikes

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
14183 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

A friend of mine got laser and is quite pleased with it! It’s a little pricey, but with the recession you can bargain a doctor down and there are places offering deals on this sort of stuff. Think of it as an investment in your well being =]

Post # 4
596 posts
Busy bee

I second the suggestion for laser hair removal…I hear ti works pretty well!

Post # 5
465 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

As far as I know, laser is the only permament hair-removal. You could try pairing waxing/shaving/bleaching with a hair reducing lotion (I know Johnson sells one, but there are many others). As for the Nair, maybe try a different brand, like Veet? There may be some specific ingredient that is making you blotchy. 


Good luck!! 

Post # 6
44 posts
  • Wedding: August 2009

I have had laser hair removal on more than a few places and am very pleased with the results. Seriously NO MORE shaving!! Its a little pricey but I got it as a gift so I am not sure exactly what it ran.  I know that where I went, it doesnt work on lighter hair, (Thank goodness for my extremely dark unsightly hair haha) but that was a few years ago, maybe things have changed?

Post # 7
610 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Laser is actually not permanent. It’s more accurate to say it’s semi-permanent. Good laser candidates have fair skin and dark hair, since laser requires big contrast between the hair color and skin color so it knows where to zap. If your hair is light, you would not be a good laser candidate. Some ppl also resort to laser first & electrolysis to finish off the persistent stragglers…

I’m currently undergoing electrolysis treatment for brow and lip. Although I’ve heard mixed review from some ppl regarding electrolysis, it’s the only method that is claimed to be permanent. I found an electrolysist that has great review on yelp & have been going to my appt twice a month since Feb. Currently, a few stragglers would pop up after 2 wks of haitus. It’s freakin’ painful but the electrolysist is very experienced and understanding. Her mantra is "no pain no gain." She’s also very good at what she does so no scar at all. So here I am. I’m planning on 6+ months of committment to this treatment b4 I reassess.

Check out this person’s blog. It presents a pretty interesting comparison between all the methods of hair removal. Good luck to you (& me)!

Post # 8
815 posts
Busy bee

My friend got laser and she loves it.  She said it hurts pretty bad and smells even worse but the results last for a very long time.  I am considering it now, but until I get the guts and the cash it’s wax for me. 

Post # 9
40 posts

I am on my 3rd laser treatment and really do love it! It is pricey (underarms and a complete brazillian will run you about 3k) – but make sure you do not cut corners. Go somewhere that has a doc on premises, the lasers run by RN’s, and a "lifetime" policy that will cover any hair re-growth. The thing to know  is you do the sessions 10 weeks apart, and go through a shedding/completely hairless phase 2-3 weeks after your appointment. It takes about 2 appointments to see real results, though you will see some results after 1 session. It is not a comfortable process, but an entire session normally lasts between 9-11 minutes with actual laser time.

 If you have the time and money – it is definitely the way to go! I am fair skinner with darker underarm hair – so it works very well.


Post # 10
317 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011


Im with the laser. Im doing it and it works wonder. Yes it hurts but its worth it.


Post # 11
1044 posts
Bumble bee

I was watching a commercial where they’ve come out with a new drug to handle unwanted hair.  I’m not sure what it’s called. But if it comes on again, I’ll be sure to write it down and post it for you.  Check with your dermatologist.  He or she may know.  They may also have additional ideas on how to deal with your hair.

Post # 12
345 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

As a much cheaper alternative to laser, I use this Sally Hansen facial hair stuff for my ‘stache which would probably work well for your chin… they may even make a body brand you could use for your chest. It’s a few bucks at CVS, worth a try. It’s not permanent, but lasts several weeks (for me). I also have sensitive skin, but haven’t had a problem with this stuff. Good luck!

Post # 13
17 posts

I had laser done on my chin a few months ago and I love it. I know that it is not permanent but the technician said that since my skin is fair and i have dark hair I got really good results. I have not seen any regorwths yet but I am going back for a free touch up a month before the wedding.

It is totally worth it and in the end you probably end up saving money since you dont have to worry about buy any hiar removal products and plus it is probably better for you skin since you are not subjecting your skin to harsh chemicals every few weeks

Post # 14
50 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Hi Kurlynut~ I’m thinking about getting an epilator.

http://tinyurl.com/qot4vz (it’s a youtube clip of how an epilator works)

you can get it at http://www.beautychoice.com … you’re not the only one … my bf encourages me by saying that I was made beautifully hairy to keep myself warm in the winter xP

lol .. he cracks me up… 

Post # 15
445 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I’ve done laser on my throat and chin … expensive but totally worth it to me. I spent years bleaching, plucking, waxing, and always ended up looking like rats had been chewing on my neck. Now it’s lovely and smooth. You need several treatments for permanent reduction, and there will always be new hairs coming along, but it is still worth it as far as I am concerned. 🙂

As noted above, laser only works well if the hair is noticeably darker than the skin (the laser targets dark pigment). So this might work on your chin, but maybe not on your chest. 

I’ve heard good things about threading, which I’m going to try out by getting my eyebrows shaped. This might be gentler on your skin than Nair or waxing. If I wax anywhere other than my legs, my skin tends to blister.

Post # 16
101 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Does anyone own the epila lazer diode? I bought it i noticed some hair was gone from what it used to be, but honestly i have not seen like wow results and i have had this thing for a year now. Can someone help me with using this thing? I am not sure if i am using it right or is there a different way to see results.

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