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FuckSakeFuckOffFelicia Tue 02-Apr-19 14:58:06

I'm sick of shaving

I'm sick of being 28 years old and having to shave twice a day

I'm aching. I have to wear inches of makeup to cover my stubble

I'm all bumpy and rashy, and disgusting

Can someone please just recommend the best Philips Lumea? Will it work? I'm confused at the entire range and my head is sore from trying to work out which will be the strongest for my mess of a face, neck, chin and sideburns

Thank you sadblush

BlooperReel Tue 02-Apr-19 15:02:08

You poor thing, you sound very distressed and that looks really sore.

Have you been to the GP and had tests done for hormone issues etc?

Can you afford professional hair removal? IPL/Laser etc?

No idea about the Lumea sorry but I would imagine a professional treatment may be longer lasting.

pansydansy Tue 02-Apr-19 15:03:16

My friend was like this she went to the doctors and he referred her for lazier treatment on the nhs. Have you spoke to your doctor?

pansydansy Tue 02-Apr-19 15:04:08

Laser not lazier 🤦🏻‍♀️

Bankofenglandfiver Tue 02-Apr-19 15:05:12

Do you have PCOS?

Get to the doc and rule out hormonal issues.

bonzo77 Tue 02-Apr-19 15:05:15

Lumea has worked great on my legs and definitely reduced my tach. If your heart is dark and skin pale (it looks like it is) it will probably work. Not sure which model, but def get one with attachments for facial hair. Mine is not cordless and is fine.

But see your GP. Because this may need medical attention as it could be a sign of other hormonal stuff that’s affecting your body in other ways.

FuckSakeFuckOffFelicia Tue 02-Apr-19 15:05:33

The doctor told me to go away basically

I conceived my child easily so apparently I won't have PCOS sad I think this is rubbish

I asked for special cream called Vaniqa. Said no and was very dismissive

I'm gonna pay £90 for it anyway privately

The laser clinic round here were too busy quoting me silly amounts - £600+ with no guarantee it will work

I am just distraught. I can't cope anymore

FuckSakeFuckOffFelicia Tue 02-Apr-19 15:08:19

I wake up like this every single morning sad

MyKingdomForBrie Tue 02-Apr-19 15:09:20

The Remington iLight is better for more coarse hair I have been told, I don't know about yours but when I get hair in this area it's quite coarse. Poor you flowers

starryskies4 Tue 02-Apr-19 15:09:21

I'm sorry to hear you sounding so distressed. I've had awful peri oral dermatitis for the last 6 months and it does really make you self conscious as well as sore.

Are there any more GP's in your surgery so you could try a different one? Or perhaps the practice nurse may be more understanding? Express how badly it's affecting your mental health.

FuckSakeFuckOffFelicia Tue 02-Apr-19 15:09:32

I can't grow it out to wax it sad hair removal cream burns me

I'm sorry but I'm just crying my eyes out because I can't wear scarves in this nice weather sad

StripeyChina Tue 02-Apr-19 15:10:03

I'm watching OP.
I am older than you but similar.
It really gets me down.

notatwork Tue 02-Apr-19 15:10:46

£90 for a month?
For 3 months of cream you can get a Lumea.

Good luck.

Fazackerley Tue 02-Apr-19 15:12:33

I had similar. After 2 months of lumea I still have hair, but all the little dark follicles have gone, all the rashes and bumps have gone and what comes through is much finer. I still shave but I am currently peering at my chin and can't see a single dark dot.

Faster Tue 02-Apr-19 15:12:50

Have a look on groupon. My friend had very similar facial hair and she got a deal on groupin and it’s changed her completely

Memeface Tue 02-Apr-19 15:13:24

School holidays soon, so, if you can let it grown just a bit, then maybe an epilators will work? It hurts, but, I think you will have a will of iron regarding this so that's no issue.

LuckyAmy1986 Tue 02-Apr-19 15:13:58

Lumea is really good. But I would go back to a different doctor first if you can

notatwork Tue 02-Apr-19 15:14:07

Also consider electrolysis rather than laser. To have the whole treatment will cost more than laser but it is permanent, and you pay out in smaller amounts as they do a small area at a time.

golightlytoday Tue 02-Apr-19 15:14:22

Get over to the lumea thread in s and b.

I bought one last week and have done one treatment so far. It was easy to use. Obviously haven't got any results yet from it. But others have.

I got the Costco £194 one that was on offer but is put o 248 now. It's the lumea advanced and came with face attachment.

GirlInTheDirtyShirt Tue 02-Apr-19 15:14:38

Oh love. I can’t believe how horrible your GP was. Is there another one you could see? It might be hormonal in which case fixable with medication. I’m so sorry you’ve been treated like that.

Fazackerley Tue 02-Apr-19 15:14:50

My gp couldn't have given less of a shit. Was no help whatsoever

But men transitioning to women can get laser on the nhs, apparently

Tinkoschminko Tue 02-Apr-19 15:15:57

I have PCOS and conceived first month of trying... weird!

Sorry OP. Looks really sore.

Wallywobbles Tue 02-Apr-19 15:16:14

Lazer does help. Best done by dermatologist rather than salon. There lazer is much stronger. I've done a bit of electrolysis too. Hurts a lot on tache but okish on beard. You do need to keep having appointments after. Probably a couple x a year. And no sun at all. So ideally a winter activity.

SosigDog Tue 02-Apr-19 15:17:19

I’d say there must be hormone issues to have that much hair. You need to talk to a different GP for a second opinion and insist on blood tests. I’ve found that male GPs and GPs who weren’t trained in the UK tend to be more dismissive of issues that are “merely” cosmetic, so perhaps choose a different GP who will be sympathetic.

Palominoo Tue 02-Apr-19 15:18:20

The cream might not work.. Pay the money to a clinic for lazer hair removal rather than buying a home machine.

I would also see another GP if the first one was unsympathetic.

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