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Old Feb 8, 2012, 08:59 AM   #26
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TS, I'm probably going to get this done on my sparse goatee stubble. I hate shaving, I don't have enough hair to grow a decent goatee but the hairs I do have are really coarse and really thick. Sandpaper doesn't even begin to describe it. More like sharkskin.

Anyway, there are several online accounts of guys with insanely coarse beards who decided to get their facial hair lasered off and had good overall results.

The main issue seems to be the hairs that are very close to the lips.
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Old Feb 8, 2012, 09:00 AM   #27
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Why would you want to remove your manliness? Grow that damn thing out son!
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Old Feb 9, 2012, 02:25 AM   #28
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Manliness depends on facial hair?
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Old Feb 9, 2012, 03:21 AM   #29
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How old are you? If you are early 20's I'd say wait, you may end up with more facial hair down the road.

I used to think I'd always shave but now I usually always have some sort of beard or thick stubble.
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Old Feb 9, 2012, 03:26 AM   #30
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Just live with it. I only shave maybe once or twice a week.

Use quality pre-shave cream, top quality shaving soap or creams (not that foam in a can stuff), a good badger brush and a decent safety razor.
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Old Feb 9, 2012, 07:38 AM   #31
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Manliness depends on facial hair?
We all know its based on penis size!

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How old are you? If you are early 20's I'd say wait, you may end up with more facial hair down the road.

I used to think I'd always shave but now I usually always have some sort of beard or thick stubble.
If you mean me, 42. I think I have all that I will ever get. Hair is a funny thing. Losing it on my head but a new crop is coming in nicely on my ears and in my butt crack/lower back. Sorry ladies, I'm taken!!!
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Old Feb 9, 2012, 07:56 AM   #32
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Grow a beard instead. I hate shaving too and I haven't done it in 15 years.
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Old Feb 9, 2012, 08:40 AM   #33
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We all know its based on penis size!
You leave my peen out of this! XD
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Old Feb 9, 2012, 02:38 PM   #34
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Keep your facial hair. Some day you might need to become a fugitive and a beard might come in handy.
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Old Jun 17, 2013, 02:23 AM   #35
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Now a year after this thread, did you get a laser treatment to your beard? how things went?

Not everyone has the same "beard experience" people who shave once a week are lucky and don't need any treatment. in my case, I need to shave everyday, though I usually skip a day. and it is painful to shave. I use electric shaver, I used razors , but my skin is sensitive and often it gets bloody.

To some, Shaving is like going to war. you don't know if you are going to survive this time.

However, I don't want to remove all of my beard, I hope to thin it out so it can become easier. because even when I shave, the shadow of my beard is still mighty and looks like a fully grown beard almost. Wonder if one/two sessions of IPL can thin it out, still searching. anyone has an experience with that?
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Old Jun 17, 2013, 10:36 AM   #36
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Now a year after this thread, did you get a laser treatment to your beard? how things went?

Not everyone has the same "beard experience" people who shave once a week are lucky and don't need any treatment. in my case, I need to shave everyday, though I usually skip a day. and it is painful to shave. I use electric shaver, I used razors , but my skin is sensitive and often it gets bloody.

To some, Shaving is like going to war. you don't know if you are going to survive this time.

However, I don't want to remove all of my beard, I hope to thin it out so it can become easier. because even when I shave, the shadow of my beard is still mighty and looks like a fully grown beard almost. Wonder if one/two sessions of IPL can thin it out, still searching. anyone has an experience with that?
I was told I wouldn't get good results based on my hair type and skin type so I didn't do it. Interested to hear if u do anything and how it works out.
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I've only been shaving for 10 years and while it can get annoying I wouldn't consider removing the hair.

I don't think a lot of men do it because the face is a very sensitive area with lots of nerves. It would be more expensive, painful, and take multiple procedures. I've seen how laser work is done and wouldn't want that on my face.
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I was told I wouldn't get good results based on my hair type and skin type so I didn't do it. Interested to hear if u do anything and how it works out.
Sorry to hear that.

I'm going to try Tria laser removal, I already ordered it and should be here this week. I will not laser my beard using that. just body hair, but I ll continue to search if I can find a way to thin out my beard hair. my hair is black and skin tone is fair, so it should work in my case.

You could try electrolysis which works with any skin tone and hair color. but it is quite expensive.

Thanks for the reply
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Old Jun 17, 2013, 04:26 PM   #39
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Sorry to hear that.

I'm going to try Tria laser removal, I already ordered it and should be here this week. I will not laser my beard using that. just body hair, but I ll continue to search if I can find a way to thin out my beard hair. my hair is black and skin tone is fair, so it should work in my case.

You could try electrolysis which works with any skin tone and hair color. but it is quite expensive.

Thanks for the reply
You too, keep me updated if you don't mind.
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You too, keep me updated if you don't mind.
Me, also. I hate shaving the neck due to some scars I got from surgery. Always end up nicking myself. I look rather nice with a trimmed beard, but the neck always looks so scraggly.
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Old Jul 30, 2013, 03:33 PM   #41
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Laser hair removal is permanent right? Why would you never want a beard again. they are pretty cool.
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Laser hair removal is permanent right? Why would you never want a beard again. they are pretty cool.
I'd happily get my neck lazered. Facial hair is only cool when it's on your face. A thick coat of neck hair just make you look like a slovenly bastard who doesn't give half a damn about anything.
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Old Jul 30, 2013, 03:46 PM   #43
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I'd happily get my neck lazered. Facial hair is only cool when it's on your face. A thick coat of neck hair just make you look like a slovenly bastard who doesn't give half a damn about anything.
That sounds like a decent idea then. I hate shaving my neck beard.
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That sounds like a decent idea then. I hate shaving my neck beard.
Same here. Shaving my cheeks and goatee area takes a minute or so of very little effort, and the results are always smooth and close. My neck? The hair grows thicker there, so I have to make at least 3 passes before it starts looking and feeling smooth.

And what does multiple passes give you? Razor burn. I have sensitive skin, so I get some vicious cases of it. I'd say two out of every 5 shaves gives me an angry red splotchy neck, and that's with a fresh razor. If I use the same blades two or three times, I'm practically guaranteed to end up looking like I've got a birthmark on my neck. The only sliver lining to all this is my beard grows a little slowly, so I only have to shave every other day if I want to keep things perfectly smooth.

And lets not forget ingrown hairs. Yeah. They're a joy. I rarely ever get them on my face, but my neck is a different story altogether. I tell you, nothing's better than spending the first hour of your day stabbing at your throat with a pair of tweezers painfully trying to pull a couple of hairs out that have looped back in on themselves.

I'd say getting your neck hair removed entirely is worth it. There's only a rare few people who can pull off a neck beard, and I'm not one of them. It'd save me a ton of money on razors at the very least.
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