In my teens I started noticing small hairs on my chin. I plucked them, somehow hoping they would just disappear. How wrong was I! The problem just got worse and worse and I was constantly plucking. I had a tweezers in the car, one in the bathroom, on my bedside table. I tried waxing but it was completely useless as I needed to let the hair grow to an unsightly length before it could be waxed and then it just grew back worse than ever. Laser didn’t work as my hair wasn’t black enough. By now I had a serious amount of hair on my chin and neck and it severely affected my confidence. New things came on the market and I tried them all. I first tried electrolysis in a salon in Dublin, no success. I look back at photographs of myself as a young woman and notice so many of them I have my hand on my chin, covering those ugly spiky hairs, and I realise how it had affected my confidence. Roll on 20 years, (at this stage I’ve resorted to shaving my face and neck) I’m living in Carrick on Shannon talking to a beautician who told me waxing is a waste of time and recommended only one person to do electrolysis. Susan McGirl. I remember that consultation so clearly, Susan looked at me and told me that it wasn’t going to be a quick fix but it will work. Because my case was so severe I had to go twice a week at the start as she tried to clear the chin area first. Due to decades of plucking, the hairs were strong and resilient, but I noticed they grew back finer and they eventually just gave up! The appointments became fewer and further apart. A year later, I see Susan every two months for a ‘tidy up’, most of those hairs have already given up, the rest are on the run. I am so grateful that I found out about Susan. She is very honest about how long the course of treatment will take. Trust her. Electrolysis takes a lot of skill and you won’t find anyone more experienced than Susan McGirl. It has ended up far more cost effective than any other hair removal method. They were temporary and didn’t work that well anyway. Electrolysis is a permanent hair removal treatment. It is the best gift I have ever given myself. I’m just sorry I didn’t meet Susan 20 years ago.