Super Embarassing: Facial Hair

Super Embarassing: Facial Hair

SugarLips SugarLips
Almost all my life I've had embarrassing unwanted hair issues. Since 8th grade I've had some hair above my lip (which I know a lot of women do) but as an adult I've started getting hairs on my chin. Anybody have this problem? How do you get rid of them? Waxing and hair removal cream didn't work for me- it actually gave me nasty burns on my face which were even more embarrassing! There is quite a bit of hair and so tweezing is super painful and tedious. Shaving doesn't seem like a great option. I don't know what to do!
11/18/2011
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Taylor Taylor
Actually this is really common, don't worry! I usually wax, but if that irratates your skin too much you might try sugaring which works a lot like waxing but it doesn't take off the top layer of skin like waxing can. If that doesn't work you might try something permanant like electrolysis or laser hair removal.
11/18/2011
Cherrylane Cherrylane
I'd probably recommend hair removal then.

I have ONE random stubborn as hell hair that grows on my chin that I pluck and is beginning to take longer and longer to grow back.
11/18/2011
Peggi Peggi
If your hair is dark, there is a pretty pain-free laser treatment for hair removal.
11/18/2011
Annemarie Annemarie
I've had chin hair (like, a veritable goatee) since I entered puberty 10 years ago. I just shave every couple of days when I notice it getting longer or occasionally use Veet. I've only waxed it once--never again.

You can also use depilatory cream that's meant for sensitive skin, and keep it to just long enough to remove the hair. I've done that, and, while it burns a teeny bit, there's nothing left behind.

I would totally get laser treatment but, that's crazy expensive and insurance doesn't cover it. Insurance doesn't cover anything cosmetic like that. Insurance companies just don't get that it's not cosmetic, it's debilitating to one's self-esteem/self-worth .
11/19/2011
SugarLips SugarLips
I think I might try the sugaring--haven't done that yet! I tried a depilatory cream made specifically for facial hair, it was supposed to be for sensitive skin but it burned like crazy! It was a cheap on I got at walmart so maybe I should try a higher end one.

I'd love to get the laser treatment. Hopefully one day!

Thanks to all for replying! Good to know I'm not the only one!
11/19/2011
SilverIsis SilverIsis
I would suggest looking around your area for a place that does threading. It has the accuracy of tweasing, but with the speed of waxing.
11/20/2011
mudpie mudpie
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Originally posted by Cherrylane
I'd probably recommend hair removal then.

I have ONE random stubborn as hell hair that grows on my chin that I pluck and is beginning to take longer and longer to grow back.
Yep, this is me too. Just one hair that I pluck. It's still annoying.
11/20/2011
wrmbreze wrmbreze
Quote:
Originally posted by Cherrylane
I'd probably recommend hair removal then.

I have ONE random stubborn as hell hair that grows on my chin that I pluck and is beginning to take longer and longer to grow back.
I get this hair once a month near my period. It pisses me off something fierce.
11/20/2011
Miss Morphine Miss Morphine
You may want to try threading if laser treatments are not an option. I thought it was less painful than waxing. It just removes the hair from the room like wax or sugaring treatments. So you might not like it either.
11/20/2011
SugarLips SugarLips
Quote:
Originally posted by Miss Morphine
You may want to try threading if laser treatments are not an option. I thought it was less painful than waxing. It just removes the hair from the room like wax or sugaring treatments. So you might not like it either.
I would really like to try the threading. I've never done that before. I need to look for a place around here that does it. thanks for the suggestion!
11/25/2011
jc123 jc123
I can't wax due to major irritation (I get staph infections really easily), and my hair is too light in color for laser (I've had about five laser treatments, and they did nothing). Threading works on my lip but not as well for my chin. And none of the cream did anything appreciable.

My dermatologist suggested electrolysis, but the nearest place to have that done is about a hundred miles from where I live, and I can't do that with my work schedule (electrolysis requires several follow up visits at certain intervals).

For now, I shave daily. I was thinking about buying an at home electrolysis kit online, but something about the thought of putting one hand in salt water and holding a live electrode in another hand kind of freaks me out. As with sex, if it involves electricity I think it is better left to the professionals.
12/19/2011
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