Location: Portland, OR
Member since 6/4/2009


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10 Years Later and No Regrets

I had pretty heavy armpit hair at age 45. I shaved every other day, but found that, even after shaving, I had a heavy "5 o'clock shadow" there. I had electrolysis on some facial hairs in the past, and assumed that it would take several sessions to make a difference with laser as well, so I signed up for a package.The first treatment alone knocked back the coarseness of the hair such... READ MORE

Recent comments from juliejulie

I subsequently read a medical article which stated that the trauma of epilation benefits permanent hair removal. But this was after the fact. In practice, I found that once I began tweezing my electrolysis regrowth on my face, the... READ COMMENT

I sounds as though your doctor knows why it did not work the first time, and is unwilling to tell you. However, you should not have to pay for the second try, unless money is not a big limiting factor in your life. Personally, I would... READ COMMENT

Lipo does not tighten skin, but more the opposite. You had fat cells removed in the procedure, did you ask how many cc's of fat, or did you see it? If your weight is stable since before the procedure, you did lose some fat, and most... READ COMMENT

What is happening, I think, is that swelling at your lipo site is preventing full lymphatic drainage. The swelling you see is scary, but as you heal it should go right away. I do not know how tight is advisable for your post surgical... READ COMMENT

Note that you still have electrolysis as an option. The upper lip is not a pleasant place to have electrolysis, but I would check out this option, and there are topical anesthetics which can make it a bearable experience. Note that you... READ COMMENT