Hey Friends all Around the World!
I finally made that move to make my blog into full fledged comprehensive resource and support website for all women suffering from hirsutism.
Because of that, my blog might be down temporarily, but I am will be working all day long on it to ensure there are as little lapses in down time for you as possible.
If you have questions about anything on my blog, feel free to contact me on my Facebook Page “Your Girl Mo” or at firstname.lastname@example.org
I finally found a better camera stuffed away in my drawers full of crap.
Here are some photos of my hirsute spot right now: my neck. I have no idea why my hair grows so much here as opposed to other places.
Speaking of which, I also refilled my Spironolactone today.
I strongly believe with that and my on-going electrolysis treatments, I will handle this issue once and for all!
I plan on taking care of this maddness this coming Saturday during my next electrolysis appointment, Thank God!
So I had my first electrolysis appointment in years on Tuesday. I must say my electrologist is very straight forward with me. She explained that I will have to maintain treatments to get optimal results for permanency. As nice and friendly as she was, she was very stern and this is only because (or I assume) she wants you to get the best bang for your buck and I don’t blame her one bit!
I also told her I am no spironolactone and she was very pleased with that.
I told her I wanted to go to someone who has some type of national accreditation and she explained it’s good to look for but not always necessary to find a good electrologist. Some states simply do not require an electrologist to be licensed. But at the same time, you don’t want to go to someone who does not know what the hell they are doing and you end up looking worse than when you stepped in the office!!
Basically, she inserted a small needle into each hair follicle. It actually did not take as long as I thought. She did most of my whiskers, chin and sideburns in less than 40 mins (36 minutes to be exact.) The needles insertion doesn’t hurt. I mean, you can feel the slightest pressure of it going in but you will feel the current of heat. I say heat because she used thermolysis on me which is a mode of electrolysis that uses heat as opposed to electricity.
The heat was tolerable, but I will not say it was completely painless. Now there were some hairs I did not feel being zapped at all, but most of them, yes, I felt some sensation. I did not cry nor did I ask for her to crank the energy down, though I’m sure I could if the intensity was too much for me.
You can also request numbing cream as some areas are quite sensitive like the bikini line or the upper lip hairs.
In my opinion, it’s worth it. I did have some swelling and some tiny scars, but I know they will clear up. It’s quite normal to see some small scabs on the individual treated hairs so do not fret too much if you get them after getting electrolysis. Now if you see bruising and huge scars, there’s a problem.
If you have the money to maintain treatments, I would go for laser hair removal, but understand you will likely be getting treatments done forever. If your goal is to be hair free forever, give electrolysis a try.
Now here are some before and after pics of the lower part of my face, right on the corner of my mouth, where I am the most hairiest.
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I JUST got an alert on a very interesting article, detailing the drastically reducing cases of pubic lice (or crabs) possibly due to waxing the pubic area.
The Bloomberg article by Jason Gale and Shannon Pettypiece basically states that the Phthirus pubis, the infestation organism more unfondly called “crabs,” may become an endangered species because of the growing amount of men and women waxing those balls and coochie hairs!
It almost makes sense…I mean, the insect lives amongst the pubic hair and skin of an infected person, thus causing horrible irritation and itching. If there is no hair for it to be a nuisance, it likely will not be able to live very long or develop at all. This is just my educated guess.
Because people are getting more hair removal done (commercial depilatories, waxing, shaving, tweezing, laser or electrolysis) the multi-billion dollar business of getting rid of hair is growing even more.
So it may quasi-official that “waxing it all off” may actually be good for your pee-pee’s health!
Of course this is no excuse NOT to protect yourself if you sexually active. Ignorance is not cute!
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I will be having my first electrolysis session in years this week approaching!
I have been growing out the hairs on my neck, sideburns and chin for the past week to prepare for the session. I took these photos this evening.
Considering how bad my hair has been over the past decade, I’m not as hairy as I was, say, in college.
Basically, I have not touched my epilator. Shaving the hair is fine but removing the hair from the root is discouraged when undergoing electrolysis treatments.
I will certainly post for after photos the day I have my electrolysis done.
I cannot wait to start documenting my progress with photos!
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So I went to a neighboring city, about an hour away, called Colonial Heights, VA.
It is where a small electrolysis school is located, one that I intend on attending soon. I love that the school is quaint and small and more importantly, it’s one of the few schools that teaches electrolysis that is registered with the state of Virginia.
The lovely and friendly Mrs. Furrow took me around her facility, which was very cute! She even had some toys for my children to play with!
After talking business about my enrollment, I informed her that I am getting my first electrolysis appointment done this coming week, Tuesday actually. She was very happy for me, but informed me that if I signed up for the classes, there is a good chance that I go be a model for students to practice on under her supervision, for free! Even if I did not sign up for the classes, if I were to get services done there, I could volunteer for such services for free!
How cool would that be!?
She inspected my facial hair and informed me that my hair did not look that bad! The hairs are kind spread apart and very easy to see, making me a great model for students to work on (again, under her supervision!) Coming from an educated woman who has been doing this for years, that made me feel very good!
I look forward to getting free electrolysis done and performing it on others in my own small salon in Newport News, VA.
I chatted with my mom about it who didn’t have a problem with it, but kinda down played the idea, saying I should wait to attend the classes…..wait for what?! I am passionate about this, why not go for it while I can?!
I really look forward to being apart of this class and learning such a great skill that will change so many lives! I’m excited!