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How much have you cleared your face of those nasty hairs?

90-100% by electrolysis (I'm really done)
9 (14.3%)
around 75% by electrolysis (I'm almost there)
10 (15.9%)
around 50 % by electro ( halfway home)
3 (4.8%)
around 25% or so (just started)
8 (12.7%)
I really haven't started yet, but will do electro
3 (4.8%)
I don't intend to
0 (0%)
About 90-100% by laser
5 (7.9%)
about 75% by laser
4 (6.3%)
about 50% by laser
3 (4.8%)
around 25% by laser
4 (6.3%)
I really haven't started yet, but will do laser
10 (15.9%)
I don't intend to clear it
4 (6.3%)

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Offline Maddie

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Re: Have you "Cleared " your facial hair yet?
« Reply #20 on: April 08, 2019, 07:39:25 pm »
100+ hours of electro so far,  (including the lips cleared a half dozen times),
Interrupted by 10 laser sessions on the face, which took almost a year. 
Back to electro since fall, but on an irregular basis.

Here comes the beard- need to pick the pace back up!

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Re: Have you "Cleared " your facial hair yet?
« Reply #21 on: April 08, 2019, 08:00:08 pm »
It is pretty good level.  I have to wait a couple of weeks before the hair growth starts coming back.  I know I make it hard of the lady doing my electrolysis session since the hair is getting less and less. The mustache area and chin are still the problem.

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Re: Have you "Cleared " your facial hair yet?
« Reply #22 on: April 09, 2019, 01:54:32 am »
All cleared.  I have not shaved in over a year.  I get about 45 minutes of electrolysis every 6-8 weeks to remove any remaining terminal hair follicles as they awaken.  I generally have less visible hair than post-menopause ciswomen my age at this point.
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Re: Have you "Cleared " your facial hair yet?
« Reply #23 on: April 09, 2019, 02:36:38 am »
I am at 90% gone, but I mixed laser and electro. I would say that 90% is gone from the laser and the other will be electrolysis.

There was no option for this and from what I understand I will do doing electrolysis for the rest of my life.

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Re: Have you "Cleared " your facial hair yet?
« Reply #24 on: April 09, 2019, 10:33:40 am »
My facial  hair is at 80% gone with 230 hours under the electrolysis needle. Several others have commented that when the hair is gone and never returns, it happens rather suddenly. I am at that any day now point. 

Of course, I expect to do touch ups for many years. I am just looking to not have to shave daily anymore.



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Re: Have you "Cleared " your facial hair yet?
« Reply #25 on: April 09, 2019, 06:42:35 pm »
I've had around 30 appointments (all laser) and still have hairs on my chin and occasionally other places.



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Re: Have you "Cleared " your facial hair yet?
« Reply #26 on: April 10, 2019, 12:55:52 am »
I am full time and consider myself to be at the 80% to 90% cleared level. I started with six laser sessions that did not do much at all and about 120 hrs of electrolysis through E3000 in Texas over a two year period. That ~120 hours covers both top and bottom. I can hardly wait to get to the maintenance stage

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Re: Have you "Cleared " your facial hair yet?
« Reply #27 on: April 10, 2019, 05:53:22 am »
I have a salt and pepper beard but most of it is gray. I did a few sessions of laser and then switched to electrolysis three months ago. Making progress but still a long way to go - at least 9-12 months of 2 hr/week sessions to get to mostly clear.
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Re: Have you "Cleared " your facial hair yet?
« Reply #28 on: April 10, 2019, 06:33:10 am »
I have done about 25 laser sessions and about 60 hrs of Electrolysis. I could probably do another 20-30 of electrolysis however I am able to manage with epilation about once a month. I have run out of money for any more hair removal but I am satisfied that I have no shadow and  require minimal maintenance. If I win the lottery then I may spend some more money on hair removal but I am really quite happy where I am.
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Re: Have you "Cleared " your facial hair yet?
« Reply #29 on: April 12, 2019, 12:10:33 pm »
Ever since the beginning of my detransition I've been very on and off about what to do with my face hairs. On one hand I hate them and want them gone cause they ruin my ability to pass as female again... but on the other hand they're my comfort blanket and I love them for just being a part of me now, and I feel like I can't part with them. If it's nostalgia, or that I genuinely like having facial hair, but just feel uncomfortable with it in public, I haven't figured out yet.

So I haven't done anything to remove them and I don't think I will, but also it's possible I'll decide that's what I want further down the road. I do live... kinda full-time as a woman again now, since July last year. And I say "kinda" cause I know I don't pass, sometimes I even go outside unshaven (intentionally) and I don't try all that hard to pass in general. I'm just feminine and wear my boobs, and that's about it. So it's not so strange I come across as a feminine man.

Most people think I'm amab, as far as I can tell, and very few even believe me when I've told them I'm afab. I don't argue with people about that anymore, just let them believe and gender me however they want. So I'm full-time in the sense I present myself as Laura and a woman, and kindly ask people to use she/her pronouns for me, but I'm consistently non-passing, partially by choice.

But regardless, I'm heavily leaning towards keeping my facial hair as it is. So it stays for now. Even though it's really a lot of it and it's a science to shave without skin-flaying myself in the process. Cause it brings me so much comfort in my privacy when I don't take other people's opinions into count, and cause I think I'd regret it if I'd get it removed.
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Re: Have you "Cleared " your facial hair yet?
« Reply #30 on: April 12, 2019, 12:59:16 pm »
More important than clearing my face, I gained a friend that will be my friend for the rest of my life. We are about 75% clear mostly the lips and a few stray hairs that grow because of the hair growth cycle. Anyone in the Tacoma WA area I recommend Nanci Vargas. Such an amazing ally. Such a beautiful person.
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