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upper lip - frustrating

upper lip - frustrating

Postby joyf » Tue Dec 02, 2008 4:53 pm

my upper lip is so frustrating me right now in the way the hair is growing back.

It's been the hardest area I've felt for them to do on me - I asked for a lip guard to put in my mouth or something, but they want me to use my tongue (move it left, right, over more type thing...as they are working)

And when the hair begins to grow back, I am noticing less hair half of my lip (like directly below my nose) - yet closer towards to the end of my lips the hair above there is looking untouched ...

I know it's because that area - they are always asking me to move my tongue around for them to make it easier for them and it's just not working. :?
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Postby joyf » Wed Dec 03, 2008 5:22 pm

really odd thing happened in regards to getting my uppper lip treated.

(by the way, I did end up mentioning about my lip with them. They were very careful, slow, and worked harder in that area)

as I am leaving to go in my car, my nose starts bleeding.

I just read this:
Possible Causes of Bloody Nose / Nosebleed / Epistaxis
"Nosebleeds are most commonly related to some type of damage to the internal nose tissue. Causes may include excessive or hard blowing of the nose; inserting a foreign object, including fingers, into the nose; changes in air pressure, altitude or weather; and excessive heat and dryness"

I'm curious to know if the heat of the laser so close my nose (because it basically this time was super close to my nostrils) ... had anything to do w/it bleeding.

maybe not. and just a simple nosebleed as I was leaving. But it just start bleeding before I even got to my car.. don't know. But I've never had the laser so close to my nose almost touching my nostrils before.

Kind of interesting. After reading that about the heat and nosebleeds, it made me wonder :?:
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Postby kasinokitty » Mon Dec 08, 2008 6:27 pm

the hair on my upper lip grows back too.. i've had probably 9-10 treatments.. at least its not as thick anymore though.
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Postby macy1 » Tue Dec 09, 2008 12:21 am

Sorry that happened to you, joyf. How long did your nose bleed? Hopefully, it was just coincidence and didn't have to do with the laser. I'm curious as to what Dr. Rivkin will say.

If the laser treatments don't take all the hair off on your upper lip, would waxing or epilating the remaining hair help? I always hear that waxing over time thins the hair somewhat and that they grow back finer and lighter eventually. I would assume epilating does the same thing.

Just a thought. I know you want it all off.

I was thinking of this the other day, that it would be great if there was a tweezerlike device that lasered just one hair at a time. That way you could pluck the hair on your face you want to remove and it would get lasered at the same time. Would be great for eyebrows as well. (Kind of like the idea of electrolysis but using laser technology) ...Anyway, I know I could use it. The hair on my chin and upper lip is a mixture of blonde and dark, fine and coarse. I don't want to shave my face, and really would be happy to just have the dark or coarse hairs removed; that's why I wish there was an at home device that I could use myself. Any inventors out there? :D
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Postby joyf » Tue Dec 09, 2008 7:27 pm

Thanks macy
- Here's what Dr. Rivkin told me:

" that's interesting - i have not heard of LHR upper lip causing nosebleeds, but its certainly possible that it had something to do with the bleed. most likely, you are susceptible to nosebleeds and the heat and manipulation of your nose with the laser head caused a scab to come off and bleeding to occur.
i would keep the septum of your nose (that's the area from which nosebleeds happen, for the most part) moisturized with vaseline during seasons of low humidity."

Dr. Rivkin made me feel so good with this info because I felt so stupid asking him this kinda - but the timing of the nosebleed just made me wonder
And so I'm SO GLAD I ASKED him now. :)
Because he explained it so good.

It prob. was the laser combined with the other factors/septum of my nose, etc. as he explained, so I'm going to do exactly what he suggested and keep it mositurized with vaseline, and also before treatments do that also.

It was bleeding for about 5-7 minutes or so...

I didn't want to shave my face at first. I used to get it waxed. The thought of shaving it was so gross. but I'm used to doing it now, and I SO love getting my face done w/laser hair removal.

Anyway, thank you!

Kasinokitty - thank you also for that info. :)
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Postby joyf » Wed Apr 15, 2009 5:20 pm

I finally fiqured out my frustration about my upper lip.

They should have been doing more like a moustache type direction.
vs. what they were doing.

women shouldn't have to deal with this - hormones :roll:
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Postby iamluvdx2 » Sat Apr 18, 2009 7:24 am

Did you get to use a lip guard? My tongue always would slide out but with the guard it did not.


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Postby joyf » Sun May 17, 2009 2:33 pm

[quote="iamluvdx2"]Did you get to use a lip guard? My tongue always would slide out but with the guard it did not./quote]

No - they wanted me to keep using my tongue. They just are going further down, more like like moustache route vs. the straight upper lip.
But they feel the tonque right now is working and giving them good access.
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