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The last 4 years I am embaressed to be seen in natural light not only cause of my acne and scars but also my peach fuzz. Usually everyone girls face I look at close up , has peachfuzz , but it looks fine , it grows all in one direction. Mine just grows in different directions and looks really scary. I try to pluck some out from my chin but , ther is just to much to do get it all out,I notice older woman have this problem. Do u think I should shave it???And why me?


ze]I can be such a Grumpy F*@k when my skin breaks out, lol Anyone else

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That's happening to me too. I don't know why, i know it's hormonal, I know older woman have this problem because of aging, but I'm only 20 and I have no clue what I'm supposed to do, I don't think i have aging hormones yet.

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im 23 soo ya my derm. cant tell me he just looks at my face and tells me im fine , he is a douche

but im glad im not the only one .

do u ever pluck them?


ze]I can be such a Grumpy F*@k when my skin breaks out, lol Anyone else

Ilonka311, so im me!


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I have too much to pluck, lol. I pluck the obvious ones, and I lost my head and waxed, biggest mistake ever. don't EVER wax your face, even with wax made especially for the face.

But I'm gonna try and pluck them all soon, It's going to take alot of time and patience though.

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I have too much to pluck, lol. I pluck the obvious ones, and I lost my head and waxed, biggest mistake ever. don't EVER wax your face, even with wax made especially for the face.

But I'm gonna try and pluck them all soon, It's going to take alot of time and patience though.

ya and u know they grow back like the next day on me lol


ze]I can be such a Grumpy F*@k when my skin breaks out, lol Anyone else

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Ilonka,

I have the same problem, my peachfuzz is longer than most people's and I seem to have more of it than most people my age (27) It's sort of a "new" thing for me too because it wasn't always this way - I had all of my hormone levels checked (a good idea if you suddenly get hairier) but everything was normal. The doctor told me that some people are just very sensitive to testosterone and even though my testosterone is normal, my follicles are just extra sensitive to any amount of it, hence the increased hair. (GREAT)

In any event, you cannot get laser removal for peach fuzz. The hair is too light and fine for it to be successful. THere is even one IPL (The Aurora) laser hair removal machine that some clinics CLAIM will get rid of peachfuzz (because it does get rid of blonde hair) HOWEVER I went to a reputable center who uses this machine and she said she would not take my money for peachfuzz because it simply would not work.

Please look into threading for your peachfuzz. I just had this done on my entire face and it was wonderful! It's something that you have to keep up, but it does not irritate your skin like waxing. (I was afraid to wax because of my acne prone skin)

Here is info on threading

http://www.spaindex.com/Lifestyles/Threading.htm

You can search for a place in your area that offers it.

ALSO here is a thread going right now for other girle with "hair" issues. YOu are not alone....

http://www.acne.org/messageboard/index.php?showtopic=43258

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wow thankyou for that info. Thats interesting ,being sensitive to testostore,I know I have alittle more than I should ,when I took some tests. But that makes somuchsense. I will definetly start threading ,my friend julia did my chin once,and it hurt like a biatch! but I guess if its the only thing for now i will take the pain,


ze]I can be such a Grumpy F*@k when my skin breaks out, lol Anyone else

Ilonka311, so im me!


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well Ive learnt 2 new words today - peachfuzz and douche! lol

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^ oh my lol. So threading hurts? Not that it really matters because I want this stupid hair gone at almost any cost...just wondering..

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[quote It suck cause on some girls the hair looks really nice and shiny againt the skin, like along the jawline . oh well gotta remove it


ze]I can be such a Grumpy F*@k when my skin breaks out, lol Anyone else

Ilonka311, so im me!


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^ oh my lol. So threading hurts? Not that it really matters because I want this stupid hair gone at almost any cost...just wondering..

threading doesn't hurt much, it stings a little but thats about it.

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ya , I guess if I can steam my face well and open my pores in would be easier


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Ilonka311, so im me!


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I have the same problem. I can pluck a few long hairs, but there are too many shorter, finer hairs to pluck. In the past I've had the most success with waxing, but I had one bad experience that scared me away from it.

I always had it done at a salon, and then one time, I don't know if the wax was too hot or if it had something to do with my skin, but some of my skin came off when the wax was ripped off. I had scabs on my face for over a week. It looked awful. Ever since, I've been too scared to do it again. :(

Since then, I've used Nair for faces. It seemed to work pretty well. Wasn't painful. Although, now that I'm on the regimen I might not be able to do that anymore.


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I have the same problem. I can pluck a few long hairs, but there are too many shorter, finer hairs to pluck. In the past I've had the most success with waxing, but I had one bad experience that scared me away from it.

I always had it done at a salon, and then one time, I don't know if the wax was too hot or if it had something to do with my skin, but some of my skin came off when the wax was ripped off. I had scabs on my face for over a week. It looked awful. Ever since, I've been too scared to do it again. :(

Since then, I've used Nair for faces. It seemed to work pretty well. Wasn't painful. Although, now that I'm on the regimen I might not be able to do that anymore.

Ouch..thats happened to me before where skin came off with the wax, left lil scabs on my face. But I think that was because of the acne meds i was on at the time, made my skin super sensitive...but yeah, I feel your pain! Had bad experience with Nair for the face too..got burned, more scabs! lol Well until I find a threading place...or save up some dough for laser hair removal, Im gonna keep waxing and plucking :rolleyes:

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same thing happened to my friend, she got electrolosis.

no way it worked ? I though it doesnt taake thin blond hair


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Ilonka311, so im me!


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same thing happened to my friend, she got electrolosis.

no way it worked ? I though it doesnt taake thin blond hair

I think you may be thinking of IPL hair removal ilonka, that wont get lighter hair because it works off pigment.

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wax!

i love wax

it never really hurts for me when i get my brows waxed.. maybe for a millisecond

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same thing happened to my friend, she got electrolosis.

no way it worked ? I though it doesnt taake thin blond hair

I think you may be thinking of IPL hair removal ilonka, that wont get lighter hair because it works off pigment.

thankyou for correcting me again


ze]I can be such a Grumpy F*@k when my skin breaks out, lol Anyone else

Ilonka311, so im me!


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same thing happened to my friend, she got electrolosis.

no way it worked ? I though it doesnt taake thin blond hair

I think you may be thinking of IPL hair removal ilonka, that wont get lighter hair because it works off pigment.

thankyou for correcting me again

Do i sense some sarcasm?

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Hello. I started to look at this forum for makeup suggestions, but when I saw your question on facial hair I decided to read the thread because of my own experience with facial hair and removal.

I am sorry to hear that you have peachfuzz that makes you feel uncomfortable. I know that dark or excess facial hair can be traumatic as a woman. In my mid-20s I started to get dark hairs under my chin and a few on my upper lip. I did tweeze and shave because I didn't know any better and its not something that you can easily talk about! One day my parents said I had a "smudge" on my chin and this led to me telling them about my problem. What a relief to not have to deal with it on my own!

To make a long story short, I started to electrolysis treatments. It is a permanent hair removal treatment. It can be painful (you can talk to a doctor about a numbing cream if you need to have lengthy treatment sessions or if you just can't tolerate the discomfort). Everyone experiences pain differently though and even though I don't like it, I put up with the pain for obvious reasons.

It can also be costly if you need many treatments. To give you an idea...I am paying $28/half hour session.

Electrolysis can be used on thick or thin hair, dark or light hair. All the electrologists that I have worked with have said "Do NOT tweeze". If you need to deal with the hair inbetween sessions, it is okay to shave, but do not pluck. It takes time and patience - an individual hair might need to be treated more than one time. The thicker the hair, the longer it takes to completely eliminate it. So, peachfuzz will probably be a faster treatment regime.

Look in the yellow pages under "Electrolysis" or "Electrologist". Make an appointment with 2-3 and have them explain the process. It is important to feel comfortable with the person that will be treating you!

I wish you the very best!

Fiona

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You ave some options here:

1) Tweeze-a little painful, time consuming if you have more than a few hairs

2) Wax- A little painful but quick and easy. Will work if the hair is past the 1/8 mark. Grows back thinner, but you have to wait until it grows to the 1/8 mark to have it waxed again. I have waxed with Nad's and found it very effective and my skin felt like baby's afterward.

3) Shaving-I wouldnt recommend this because hair seems to grow back thicker and quick.

4) Electrolysis-You have to go for more than 1 session, is painful and time consuming, pricey. better to go for laser

5) Electric shaver- I have found that when using a miny shaver like the ones for your bikin line, the hair grows back the SAME and slow. It is not as close as shaving but hair does not grow in thicker.

6) Laser- Have heard only good things about this but do not know much about it. You have to go for more than 1 session I believe but is not painful, is pricey but very effective.

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what's peachfuzz?


Reasons are like seasons, they constantly change.

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Miss you bad

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Was the day, I found it won't be the same

I didn't get around to kiss you

Goodbye on the hand

I wish that I could see you again

I know that I can't

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Won't you wake up

I keep asking why

And I can't take it

It wasn't fake it

It happened you passed by

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Somewhere I can't bring you back

The day, you, slipped away

Was the day, I found it won't the same

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You ave some options here:

3) Shaving-I wouldnt recommend this because hair seems to grow back thicker and quick.

It is actually a myth that hair grows back thicker, stiffer, darker, etc as a result of shaving. It might feel or appear thicker because the end of the hair is blunt from cutting it off at the thicker portion. Hormonal changes can affect hair thickness/growth, but NOT shaving.

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