Good to hear from you. I am so happy with my results. It's been a little over a year since my procedure and I've only COMPLETELY shaved ONCE. I love my beard and I can't live without it:) I don't know how true the myth is about shaving daily makes your beard grow back thicker BUT I have noticed it getting thicker without shaving. I trim and shape it every other week but haven't completely shaved in a while. I visit Dr. Epstein's website every now and then and compare my pictures and I can definitely tell a difference.