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Electrolysis alternative at home???

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val4 Sun 17-May-20 11:10:57

I have chin and neck stray hairs , which I usually keep under control with electrolysis at a skin clinic. Obviously cant at moment so just wondering if anyone knows of a similar type home solution? I don't want to pluck ( but v tempted) as don't want to go back to Square one when salon is open again. Any ideas for home treatment??

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lilgreen Sun 17-May-20 12:29:38

A Philips Lumea?

val4 Sun 17-May-20 17:20:24

Thanks Lilgreen...would it be similar to this....https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B0856VLSXW/ref=ox_sc_act_image_1?smid=A2WK48UQUH960T&psc=1

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ToothFairyNemesis Sun 17-May-20 17:24:28

Don’t buy that op , obvious fake reviews.

lilgreen Sun 17-May-20 17:57:44

I don’t have one but have heard that they’re good but pricey. I use an epiwand. Super cheap and effective .

val4 Sun 17-May-20 18:23:05

Are there fake reviews on Amazon Fezak IPL machine , Toothfairy? Thought it looked v convincing but obviously dont want to invest if all reviews fake?

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GrumpyHoonMain Sun 17-May-20 18:26:09

The company selling it is based in China and has exactly 1 seller review. Those reviews are definitely fake. Legitimate goods / chinese companies often have thousands of reviews.

val4 Sun 17-May-20 18:26:39

Looking at the epiwand lilgreen.......is it same concept as plucking? Dont want to coursen hair on my neck. It is only a stray few at this stage, as getting electrolysis for years.

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lilgreen Sun 17-May-20 18:29:09

Yes it plucks but better at getting short hairs so you don’t have to wait for hairs to grow long like with waxing.

lilgreen Sun 17-May-20 18:29:52

Plucking doesn’t coarsen hair does it?

AnnaMagnani Sun 17-May-20 18:33:47

Lumea is your only option - however it works best on dark hair on light skin.

If that doesn't describe you, you are back to plucking until beauticians open again.

Plucking doesn't coarsen hair.

val4 Sun 17-May-20 18:35:59

I was told by my beauty therapist/ electrologist , not to wax or pluck the hair between sessions as it undos all her work! She said to trim them if I must but no plucking or waxing. I have tried trimming them but I think they still look obvious and dont know when they'll be open again.

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lilgreen Sun 17-May-20 18:37:31

If it’s just a few I’d pluck!

Oblomov20 Sun 17-May-20 18:38:14

Don't pluck. Whatever you do. Your'll undo all your hard electrolysis work.

ToothFairyNemesis Sun 17-May-20 18:51:03

Reviews are fake, you can tell because all done round the same date , and hardly any.

lilgreen Sun 17-May-20 19:08:02

Surely she can pluck and let them grow out when she knows she has an electrolysis appointment booked in a few weeks.

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