Menopause - facial hair

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Any advice welcome. Since the onset of the Menopuase I am getting the fine hair on my face.......yuk. It is now at the point that i have a beard and it is becoming prominent under my chin too. I am not on HRT and as I am fair haired I cannot find anywhere that would laser them. I feel bad enough going through the menopause as it is with the ususal, night sweats, weigh gain, mood swings and everything else that makes you feel rubbish. Somehow I can cope with all that but not the facial hair. I get upset and the only thing I can see that will work is electrolysis, using the fine probe into the hair shaft. As the hairs is so fine and blonde I feel it will take a life time to slow this down,or get rid of it let alone the cost. I would struggle to pay for this treatment as I have read it can take yearsto destroy the hair root.  Is this normal to have so much facial  hair.  I am so unhappy trying to deal with this. 

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    I can identify with the fine hairs but its probably only you that is really aware of it. Wait until you get the really juicy thick black ones! Lol
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    Sounds odd I guess but I have one of those little shavers and use it to shave the fuzz. No big deal and now I'm not so self conscious about it.
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    I had a little bit of facial hair all i did was shave it off it was under my chin and a little above my top lip 

    All i do is just shave the hair off with a razor 

     

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    Try electrolysis, on fine hairs it should work first time, on tougher ones you sometimes need 2 or 3 goes.  It isn't that painful either.
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    I use tweezers on the thick black ones and use facial bleach on the finer ones. Its quite depressing when your 4 yr old granddaughter asks why Im getting a hairy face like daddy!
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    Or you could see if threading would work for you
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    I use electric shaver but not right up close to my skin. I hold shaver just a little bit away from my skin as if you shave really close up it tends to grow back thicker and coaser!  Oh the joys of menopause!
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    Hi there, Oh YES YES.  I have been having hairs on my chin area last couple of years.  Since I have been plucking them they got worse and corse-according to my electrolysis lady!  My daughter complained about my hair hurting her when I was kissing her. So I got fed up for 2 reasons and went to look for a lazer treatment.  But I was advised that electrolysi is better for it(?)  It wasn't all that fair. So fed up I was I accpeted it. Spend fortune on it. It has much much imporved and I have much less and softer hair but I cannot carry on with the treatments since it is far too expensive,  I don't know the answer.  Yes, it is painful. And yes it seems to be working but you need lots of money.  I will have my last session next week.  I will let you know what happens after stopping the treatment. Would I recommend it, I think yes if you have the money!  GOOD LUCK ladies...
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