It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Hair Problems Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-29-2007, 09:25 AM   #1
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: uk
Posts: 8
harri84 HB User
what can i say to my doctor to make him see how upsetting ecxess facial hair is

what can i say to my doctor to make him see how upsetting ecxess facial body hair is i know i have not always had but everyone just brushes me off, i cry every night never go out and cant stand to look at myself in the mirror, im 23 years old and getting married soon but its ruining my life

 
Old 10-29-2007, 11:29 AM   #2
ke2 ke2 is offline
Junior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Canada
Posts: 20
ke2 HB User
Re: what can i say to my doctor to make him see how upsetting ecxess facial hair is

Have you thought about electrolysis or laser hair removal? I have heard very good things about both.

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 10-30-2007, 02:03 AM   #3
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: uk
Posts: 8
harri84 HB User
Re: what can i say to my doctor to make him see how upsetting ecxess facial hair is

i thought about laser hair removal but then i read it can make the hair grow back thicker and black

 
Old 10-30-2007, 07:53 AM   #4
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 615
Choice HB User
Re: what can i say to my doctor to make him see how upsetting ecxess facial hair is

Have you shown him the hair? Have you been tested for PCOS, insulin resistance or had your iodine levels checked?

Laser only works on dark coarse hair. Electrolysis will work on any hair, any skin color.

Laser induced growth is rare. But if you hair isn't dark now, laser isn't an option for you.

 
Old 10-31-2007, 07:22 AM   #5
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 1,019
gardenandcats HB Usergardenandcats HB Usergardenandcats HB Usergardenandcats HB Usergardenandcats HB Usergardenandcats HB Usergardenandcats HB Usergardenandcats HB User
Re: what can i say to my doctor to make him see how upsetting ecxess facial hair is

There is a new presciption medicine out just for facial hair and I have heard it works wonderfull. I can't recall the name. I'm sure your doc would now ..Ask to be given a script for it..

 
Old 10-31-2007, 08:10 AM   #6
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 615
Choice HB User
Re: what can i say to my doctor to make him see how upsetting ecxess facial hair is

The prescription has been available for several years, it's called Vaniqa. It has a low success rate. It only works on very fine facial hair. You must apply it twice a day, it's expensive, and not covered by insurance. It's a growth inhibitor. Once you stop using it, all the hair returns.

Because electrolysis is permanent, it would be less expensive than using Vaniqa for even just 2 years.

 
Old 10-31-2007, 09:32 AM   #7
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: uk
Posts: 8
harri84 HB User
Re: what can i say to my doctor to make him see how upsetting ecxess facial hair is

Thanks choice, i didnt know about PCOS causing hair, I have printed your note off to take with me, have you ever had electrosis? Im a bit scared

 
Old 10-31-2007, 12:58 PM   #8
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 615
Choice HB User
Re: what can i say to my doctor to make him see how upsetting ecxess facial hair is

Yes, I'm very familiar with electrolysis. I had my brows done when I was 14. As an adult, I've had electrolysis on my chin, lip, neck, abdomen, legs, and underarms. The word "electrolysis" does sound scary, but it really isn't at all. The first time will be the worst time because you don't know what to expect. It stings a little, but it's not so uncomfortable that you wouldn't want to do it. Finding a good electrologist is the key. Not all states have requirements. So you want to make sure the electrologist uses either disposable or sterilized probes, washes her/his hands, wears gloves, etc.

 
Old 11-04-2007, 02:18 PM   #9
Senior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 237
jillr HB User
Re: what can i say to my doctor to make him see how upsetting ecxess facial hair is

I tried Vaniqua and i didn't like it. You use it after you've already removed the hair with wax or tweezers. It's soposed to inhibit regrowth. It didn't really work for me. I'm in the midst of laser treatments to remove facial hair. It is permanent and it doesn't make the hair grow back thicker or more corse. It takes 6-8 treatments . My dermatologist does it, and it's not too painful. My mother had electrolosis done years ago, and it didn't really work well for her. I would recomend laser hair removal for a permanent solution.

 
Old 11-05-2007, 03:50 AM   #10
ke2 ke2 is offline
Junior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Canada
Posts: 20
ke2 HB User
Re: what can i say to my doctor to make him see how upsetting ecxess facial hair is

I think laser vs electrolysis really depends on the type of hair. If you are interested might be good to see someone that does both, and get their opinion on which would be best for your type of hair. My understanding is that laser is best for coarse, dark hair, but not always for finer hair (especially the kind you may get on your face). However, electrolysis works for both types. It is a longer process, but with regular appointments over time can be permanent. However, this is assuming it is not being causes by PCOS or anything so that should be ruled out first by your doctor.

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
what kinda of doctor do i see about unwanted facial hair growth anonymous27 Hair Problems 6 04-13-2009 04:54 AM
Can Anyone Here Tell Me What My FSH, LH And Testosterone Results Mean? Tifferzz Infertility 7 09-12-2007 04:26 AM
Newly Diagnosed with PCOS... What is this?????????? Eeyore1973 Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) 2 07-14-2007 11:29 AM
Facial Hair Denise54 Aging Issues 41 03-16-2007 09:11 AM
Facial Hair Problem at 23 yrs old Catherine83 Women's Health 5 06-19-2006 04:58 PM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added








TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



birchtree (4), Just-A-Boy (2), funkybreaks (2), ladybud (2), Audrey-B (2), Sachimi (2), cherabino (1), Chinaski (1), Dan_the_man (1), stasis4 (1)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1136), MSJayhawk (941), Apollo123 (857), janewhite1 (823), Titchou (773), Gabriel (743), ladybud (667), sammy64 (666), midwest1 (655), BlueSkies14 (610)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:58 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.com™
Copyright and Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!