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Hairy top lip and chin - is electrolosis the answer?
I have laser treatment. It does sting, but it's over quickly, as the laser removes more hairs, rather than individually like electrolysis does. My clinic uses a heat based laser so it's suitable for dark skins.
I got a deal from groupon which was about £70 for my upper lip, chin and sides of the face and was 6 sessions. I used to pay £60 per session for IPl, which is light based system of laser, so when I saw the groupon deal, I thought it was worth a shot. I prefer the results.
I did have electrolysis, but it was leaving marks on my upper lip, so I stopped. The marks have did go after I stopped.
Light skin & dark hair is apparently the ideal combo for effective laser hair removal and it has worked a treat on my facial hair after trying many methods inc. waxing and electrolysis. I never need to think about facial hair now and am particularly happy that the previous constant pulling at my upper lip with wax strips (and the lines it left) and generally examining my face with a pair of tweezers is a thing of the past.
Overall I needed one appointment every 5/6 weeks (depending on when re-growth occurred) and a total of 8 sessions before it was all gone permanently - my chin hairs were more stubborn and they spread a bit down my neck before everything disappeared permanently. Each session involved around a minute of actual laser-ing so it's over with very quickly and was nowhere near the slog and pain of electrolysis.
Ideally get a recommendation but if not then find somewhere with on-line reviews that refer to professional staff and positive results. Also take their advice re. sun protection during treatment seriously.