- M P
- December 30th 2019
Electrolysis has been life changing for me. I’m enormously grateful to have found Rachel; she is truly an expert in her field as well as being incredibly sympathetic and understanding. My facial hair growth started in my teens, mainly on my chin, but by my early thirties also included my cheeks and top lip. Various blood tests didn’t show any abnormalities so I was just left to get on with it. For decades I secretly plucked the hairs all around my chin which left me with sore red marks where I’d damaged the skin and had frequent ingrowing hairs which I would cover with foundation. I waxed my top lip at home religiously every two weeks. Eventually I was spending an hour a day tweezing and was beginning to get RSI in my hand; I just couldn’t keep up with the regrowth. I would avoid getting too close to anyone in bright light in case they noticed any whiskers and, if a person kept glancing at my chin or cheeks, I’d rush to the loos with a hand mirror and tweezers to attack the offending hairs, feeling miserable that someone had seen them. I was terrified of being found out as a bearded lady, nobody knew the extent of my facial hair battle which had made me ashamed for years. With my self-esteem at rock bottom I knew I had to find help and reviews on Get The Gloss led me to Rachel so I made contact and happily joined the waiting list. Four months later I had a consultation where Rachel put me at ease, explained how many hours it would take to achieve the results I wanted so I had realistic expectations, and I began treatment in March 2019, resolving to never plucking a hair from my face again! Allowing the hairs to grow long enough so they could be treated was the biggest hurdle as they were very coarse after so many years of tweezing but, following Rachel’s advice, I trimmed them short in between appointments with nail scissors which helped me cope. I hid behind scarves at work and avoided going out socially for a while and counted the days and hours until the next treatment. Rachel was very generous fitting me in for extra sessions at the beginning so she could do a full clearance of my chin in the first 2-3 weeks, and I took half days off work to make any appointment I could get. The feeling of being stubble free after those first sessions was incredible, it gave me the motivation to persevere. After working on the chin area Rachel is now clearing my cheeks and top lip. I had hourly treatments every single week for six months, then went down to fortnightly appointments and now I just need monthly sessions after just nine months. Electrolysis is without doubt the best investment I’ve ever made. The difference it’s made to my self-esteem is incredible; having soft, smooth skin and no angry red marks from tweezer damage and ingrown hairs is priceless. I knew the success of electrolysis is down to the expertise of the practitioner and Rachel is incredibly experienced and the only person I found who guarantees their work. I wholeheartedly recommend her, she's amazing.