Before using electrolysis, I was bleaching and using depilatory creams. I have fair skin and very dark hair, and the follicles would be visible while still under the skin. Tweezing made things worse. Most of the hairs on my chin and neck were as coarse as the hairs on my legs. So I tried lasers--I was basically paying for the aesthetician to tweeze me after the "laser" treatment. Finally, I started electrolysis. It took me a while to discover the blend technique, and once I did, I needed treatments less frequently. I went from every week, to every two, then every month. That was the type of current that worked for me. Ninety percent of the original problem is gone, and the hairs that remain are mostly new ones that have yet to be treated, but these are usually fine. I simply trim them until my next treatment. They need one or two treatments and they never come back. Now I focus my treatment time on areas that never bothered me that much, like the fine hairs on my upper lip. Before electrolysis, my hair problem literally defined how I felt about my appearance. Now, I forget I ever had a hair problem. I know whatever technique I use, it will never be a one time "cure" because these hairs are driven my hormones, which my body is constantly producing, and new hairs pop up even though I am in my thirties. But having electrolysis is a life-saver. I know the hairs will never win!
-Heidi M, M.D.