By rbergman Latest Reply 2009-03-13 20:58:47 -0500
Started 2009-03-13 17:44:51 -0500

So, we talked before in another discussion about the condition on my legs, NLD for short. I even posted photo's of it on my profile page. Idon't shave my legs because of the lesions and irritation it causes, however, I cannot stand to have hairy legs, its not like I go out in public in shorts because of how severe the condition is, but having hairy legs is nearly as irritating to me. Before my doctor appointment last week I did attempt to shave but just couldn't it caused more issues with the affected area's.
I know they make Nair Hair removal Cream but the chemicals in it is also too irritating to the condition and burns like the devil. With both of these types of hair removal out of the question for me, does anyone know of any other way that wouldn't cause serious irritation, short of plucking each hair individually?

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2009-03-13 19:32:27 -0500 Report

Robin, I have a friend who doesn't like hair on her arms (yes, I'm serious) anyway I gave her a call. She uses something called Silkymit hair removing glove and exfoliator on her arms. She said it was for the legs, but she shaves her legs, lol. She said it buffs away the hair and it grows back in very slowly. She has used it for years BUT she does not have the problem you have. Just a thought. Good luck hun! Ang

rbergman 2009-03-13 19:36:31 -0500 Report

Well thats better than Deans suggestion, he said he would go out to the shop and get sandpaper for me to sand it off lol, MEN!

BeckyJ 2009-03-13 19:43:11 -0500 Report

LMAO…Sounds just like my Dad. He suggested a rasp (that funny file thing) or maybe burning it off. NOT FUNNY! Have to admit though that with summer coming on I would live to be able to wear shorts again. As it is my 5 year old neice thinks it hillarious to pull my jeans up and "braid" the hair on my legs. lol

rbergman 2009-03-13 19:45:29 -0500 Report

On occasions when I was still able to shave them without too much pain and discomfort, Dean would make comments like, " You know I thought lumberjacks were cutting down tree's today, turns out it was just you shaving your legs again" or some such…maybe he needs a hot wax treatment himself lmao

BeckyJ 2009-03-13 19:55:02 -0500 Report

LMAO..Last timed I psyched myself to go get waxed the technician was speechless. I was SOOO embarassed. My older brother was getting married (4th time around..lol)and wanted me to be in the wedding. Well of course I had to wear the stupid puffy lime green bridesmaid dress (what was she thinking) Ended up with bright red legs…but smooth…for about 2 weeks. Love ya Bro! Never doing that again.

BeckyJ 2009-03-13 20:05:21 -0500 Report

Picture it…Red hair(colorist forgot to put the red-out in when I went to cover the grey) Bright lime green dress, and red legs(mostly covered by hose but still shining through) and my lovely flats(couldn't wear the heels cause I kept falling over, never learned to walk in them without breaking something…lol) My brother owes me till the day he dies. New sis-in-law still says I maybe should have just been a gueast. Gotta love her. Don't know how she puts up with the big lug :)

rbergman 2009-03-13 20:09:58 -0500 Report

lmao, what a mental picture. I have never had the honor of being a brides maid and I don't see it ever coming to light in my lifetime but if I do, I will remember your story and if the bride pulls out lime green dresses, I'll lmao!

2009-03-13 19:45:51 -0500 Report

Robin and Becky, we've got to find a way to get that hair off those legs! LOL

rbergman 2009-03-13 20:58:47 -0500 Report

Dean just suggested he could also go get the electric palm sander, its quicker than by hand…I handed him a pillow and told him the couch was getting lonely and if he wasn't careful he was going to be keeping it company tonight lol

BeckyJ 2009-03-13 19:19:20 -0500 Report

Mom and I both have the same sesitivity and have tried everything out there it seems. Recently went to see the dermatologist and he said about the only solution would be laser hair removal. It is Extremely expensive at about $600 a treatment with about 3-4 treatments needed. Some people may experience irritation so it's only recomended if you don't have any current sores. We never seem to be in a stage where that is possible so just go hairy. You might want to check with a dermatologist too see if they might have another solution. Luckily she has really fine hair and it's blond almost white. I however have very dark and thick hair…really attractive in the summer.lol Let me know if you find something as we would both LOVE to know.

BeckyJ 2009-03-13 19:22:17 -0500 Report

Sorry should clarify…don't have NLD but have vasculitis (inflamation of the bloos vessels) Mom's is more severe and has to wear embolism stockings. Mine is just a fine peticia (sp?) around the ankles.

rbergman 2009-03-13 19:35:59 -0500 Report

I have an appt. with a Dermo on the 20th would kinda like to have the hair outta the way before I see them for the first time lol, but laser isn't an option for me either, A~ the cost and B~ the sores. but thank you.

2009-03-13 18:19:29 -0500 Report

I think this is a question you should ask your doctor. He/she will have a better answer than I would.