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I have a problem with facial hair. Have had no success finding a solution with doctors and am not able to afford electrolysis etc. Does anyone have
ideas to deal with this? Would be very appreciative for input.
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Thanks for asking. Re the facial hair-it seems there is no solution to that problem. Just have to live with it I guess. As to the abdomen- all tests have been negative. The answer I am left with there appears to be diet and exercise! Oh for some magic pills!
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@lisalucier -Hi Lisa
As there did not seem to be any answer to the facial hair problem with doctors and tests, I have continued to explore
and when looking at possible side effects of my medications found that all three that I take Ativan, Clonazepam and
Fluoxetine can cause that problem! They can cause many other things too for example small red spots on the body
(I have that too.) I think we all need to educate ourselves on the side effects of our meds. We may be in for some surprises.
Now I wonder if I could phase out my meds-will have to give it some thought and talk about it with my doctor!
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My teenage granddaughter uses an epilator to keep her bikini line looking great, and she's not even hairy… so for about $10 plus shipping I bought one for myself for chin fuzz.. It works so well that I sent one to my sister, too.. We are both well "over the hill"… but we don't care what anybody says, we're cute…
Hi @hotfooted thank you for sharing! Does your sister like it as well?
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Hi, @hotfooted – I wanted to let you know I moved your post with the tip on using an epilator for chin fuzz to this discussion, "Facial Hair on Women," as I thought the members who've been part of talking about facial hair before might be interested in your experiences and want to chat with you about it.
I also wanted to invite a few other members who have talked about facial hair on Connect here or elsewhere to return or join this conversation, like @jbmall @kimh @ainsleigh @mri8191 @mrlncrvn @dntsass01 @texasduchess @gailfaith @cbs61752.
Is the chin hair something that you've developed more recently, @hotfooted, or that has been something you've wanted to work on for some time? Does the hair removal hurt at all?
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@lisalucie- I use NAIR. I know that it stinks. My skin is too sensitive on my upper lift and chin to wax them, but I use to. I also wax my own eyebrows. Does anyone else use NAIR?
@merpreb I used NAIR long time ago thanks for reminder I think I should go back to it . I shave right now but they grow back in stiff .
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Using an epilator for facial hair removal doesn't hurt except a tiny bit, like tweezing really, when it grabs a black hair.. but it's well worth any little twinges because it really does clean up those little whiskers… Check them out on Amazon and other sites… WalMart has them too.. My husband put new batteries in my little $10 one and it works like brand new again! I thought I was going to have to replace it with a more expensive one, but this one does the job well once again… They range in price from around $10 on up to over a hundred or more.. And who needs all the different attachments they add to run the price up! I use plain ole Apricot Scrub for exfoliation.. works great! My mother in law used an electric shaver, but I don't like the blunt ends that leaves when the hair grows…
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Lioness, get yourself an EPILATOR… easy to use and you'll love it, I think…
@hotfooted Is this the brand name ? I tried one I bought online didn't work very well but then I had been using a razor for so long the hair was tough I think I will look into it at Walgreens have to go there today if not I,ll go to Walmart. Thanks have a good day
I used Avon Skin So Soft facial hair remover for sensitive skin and it hardly has any scent at all.
How often do you use it?
Hi tennbee.. Just use it when you feel any hairs or fuzz on your face.. There is no set time for it.. and it doesn't irritate the skin for me.. If you have more of the stronger black hairs, you might want a wider plucking area on your epilator.. which usually indicates slightly more expensive model, I guess.. My black hairs are random, and the little one works for me.. As I said before, it doesn't hurt.. just feels like using tweezers.. but is way more efficient. Let us know what you try and how well it works for you please…
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@tazscott For a while I went to a woman who removed them via electrolysis. It didn’t hurt and is supposed to be permanent. The only downside is cost. I stopped going after about 7 treatments.
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I agree with you about electrolysis.. Expensive and you can spend a fortune and still have fuzzies.. I did some of that, too, sad to say… Plus, a friend of mine was left with lots of tiny dimples in her chin from electrolysis.. The Epilators do the job so much better, altho you do have to keep using them.. somewhat like shaving, but with no stubble left behind..
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