I am a 24-year-old Caucasian female, and I have been struggling with Hirsutism since I was 16. Hirsutism is excessive hair growth in women, or a male like hair growth pattern. It can range from mild to severe and any skin type can experience this. I remember clearly when I first noticed that I had this problem. I was getting my makeup done for a school dance and the makeup artist pointed it out to my mom. As high school went on it got slightly worse. I had a lot of blood work done to determine that the hair was not from a medical problem like Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, or a hormonal issue. I learned how to deal with it over the years using a variety of methods from waxing, bleaching, and plucking to even paying thousands of dollars for laser hair removal.
When I first started laser hair removal it was about 7 years ago. I went to a place in Northwest Ohio, where I was living, that was well advertised on the radio. It was a “fad” facility that after a variety of complaints closed down. My experience at this facility was less than favorable. I went once a month for about a year with little results. The technicians kept telling me that we had to catch my hair in the growing phase and this is why I was seeing little results.
First, when I got to the facility they would shave my face because there was always a decent amount of hair growth. After this, they put clear gel on my face, the same gel they use for ultra sounds, before the removal. Then they conducted the laser hair removal on my cheeks, chin, and neck. Every time I left I felt horrible. First the treatment was painful and then I felt like it was not working, and it was so expensive. It was just an overall frustrating and stressful visit. I finally decided to stop going. After I stopped going I tried bleaching the hair, which worked fine, because I have very light skin. It made the hair more unnoticeable than prior. So, I did this about once a week for several years. It seemed like the best, least expensive method. Nonetheless, the hair was still noticeable, and I still had to wax and tweeze sometimes.
Recently, I learned about Touch Medspa. I started with chiropractic care, which was very beneficial for my minor back aches. I then spoke with a staff member about starting laser hair removal again. At first I was very hesitant, as I have been down that road before and had no results. After they told me about their new laser and some of it’s features, I decided that this technology had probably improved since the last time I did it. I also felt more comfortable with the staff that works here, and they made my decision to proceed easier. Read my next blog on my experience with laser hair removal at Touch MedSpa.