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Offline alyssalove2790

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Hiding the beard when letting it grow for hair removal?
« on: March 21, 2019, 05:03:18 pm »
Is there any way to hide the beard when having to grow it prior to an hair removal appointment? I'm finding it harder and harder to endure dysphoria with the emotions I'm feeling now... a lot stronger than it used to be... It took everything to contain the flood of emotions coming with dysphoria at work yesterday. ..  :-\ :'(

I'm thinking of going out with a scarf on my face to the appointment, no matter how ridicule it might be... Better than going out with that beard showing...
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Re: Hiding the beard when letting it grow for hair removal?
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2019, 05:28:34 pm »
Is there any way to hide the beard when having to grow it prior to an hair removal appointment? I'm finding it harder and harder to endure dysphoria with the emotions I'm feeling now... a lot stronger than it used to be... It took everything to contain the flood of emotions coming with dysphoria at work yesterday. ..  :-\ :'(

I'm thinking of going out with a scarf on my face to the appointment, no matter how ridicule it might be... Better than going out with that beard showing...

A scarf is the only way I know. Thankfully I wrapped up mine in the winter.

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Re: Hiding the beard when letting it grow for hair removal?
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2019, 05:33:28 pm »
Hi, I used a heavy foundation "cover up" creme over the worst of it (derma blend or similar), when having to grow it out prior to treatment, then I would park just before the appointment, and use a make up wipe to clean it off and apply the emla creme (lidocane).

I agree it's very triggering for GD. I endured treatments for like 6 years (300 + hours in the chair).

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Re: Hiding the beard when letting it grow for hair removal?
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2019, 07:18:59 am »
A few years ago, whenever I had to go out in public a day or two before electrolysis, I dressed in an androgynous manner. Here in Florida, shorts and a T-shirt are almost universal dress for everyone.

Most often I  just stayed home and did not plan anything that took me out of the house.



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Re: Hiding the beard when letting it grow for hair removal?
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2019, 07:23:52 am »
Pick an area to be worked on and shave the rest of your face or neck...use heavy makeup on the area where you need to grow out and don't forget to use colour corrector(orange) to cover the shadow. This certainly helped me..
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Re: Hiding the beard when letting it grow for hair removal?
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2019, 07:28:47 am »
Pick an area to be worked on and shave the rest of your face or neck...use heavy makeup on the area where you need to grow out and don't forget to use colour corrector(orange) to cover the shadow. This certainly helped me..

That's what I did Liz, limit your visual exposure to only the area in treatment, the rest can go.

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Re: Hiding the beard when letting it grow for hair removal?
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2019, 03:31:33 am »
I'll look for the heavy foundation creme! Thanks for the suggestion!!

Thankfully it was raining the day of my appointment so I brought an umbrella placing it so people couldn't see my face.  :P

My beard is mostly invisible from a range but shows when close... blonde beard with some itty bitty red pigments.
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Re: Hiding the beard when letting it grow for hair removal?
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2019, 08:05:40 am »
The worst part for me has been having to let it grow out the day or two before my appointment and still go to work. It helps that my hair is quite light, but I still just end up putting the makeup on heavy those two days.
The day of my appointment I don't put anything on that part of my face because I don't want makeup interfering with the electrolysis.
My electrologist does up to 8 hours at a time, so I don't have frequent appointments. I can get my face cleared and return in 4 weeks.
Next week I get to start genital prep electrolysis... I'm really looking forward to that!  >:-)
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