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#125309 - 12/02/17 03:05 PM Electrolysis Log, Numbers, Graph and Pictures
SoCalPurr Offline
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Registered: 12/23/15
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Loc: SoCal (Eastvale, CA)
Hi All! I had previously written in an electrolysis diary here. You can go to that link if you want to read the background. I decided to start a new thread now that I have actual data to show people. I remember when I first started looking into electrolysis, I found it extremely hard to find any hard numbers about how long the process would take. So, I made sure to keep extremely detailed logs and also took pictures along the way so that I could create graphs and have a visual log of the process.

Areas Treated
Face - Less than 15 hairs. Cleaned up hairline and chin line. Stray hairs only.
Chest - About 40 hairs. Nipple area only.
Knees - About 100 hairs. About 40 hairs per knee plus a handful of stray hairs on legs.
Underarms
Brazilian


Electrolysis - Chart
by SoCal Purr, on Flickr

I've currently logged around 46 hours across all electrologists. 43 hours between Johanne and Joanie.


Electrolysis - Graph
by SoCal Purr, on Flickr

As you can see from the above chart and graph, the initial clearance phase took over 2 hours per week on average. Once the initial clearance was complete, the weekly average dropped to about 1 hour and slowly declined after that. Currently my weekly average is around 10 minutes. In order to calculate the weekly average, I'm averaging the time spent across the last 3 treatments. I'm averaging across 3 treatments so that the data is more stable.

Hopefully this helps someone.


Edited by SoCalPurr (12/02/17 04:09 PM)

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#125310 - 12/02/17 03:06 PM Re: Electrolysis Log, Numbers, Graph and Pictures [Re: SoCalPurr]
SoCalPurr Offline
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I'm now almost a full 2 years into the process. Most of the below pictures were taken 5 weeks after the last treatment.

The pictures don't show up full size on the forum. So, click on them to view larger.

Bikini Area


Electrolysis - Bikini 0
by SoCal Purr, on Flickr


Electrolysis - Bikini 18 3
by SoCal Purr, on Flickr


Electrolysis - Bikini 33 5
by SoCal Purr, on Flickr


Electrolysis - Bikini 65 5
by SoCal Purr, on Flickr


Electrolysis - Bikini 71 6
by SoCal Purr, on Flickr


Electrolysis - Bikini 93 5
by SoCal Purr, on Flickr


Electrolysis - Bikini 98 5
by SoCal Purr, on Flickr

In the last 2 pictures, I identified a few hairs that I'm positive are the same by lining up the images and using landmark patterns. This is to give people an idea of regrowth rates.


Edited by SoCalPurr (12/02/17 03:28 PM)

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#125311 - 12/02/17 03:20 PM Re: Electrolysis Log, Numbers, Graph and Pictures [Re: SoCalPurr]
SoCalPurr Offline
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Registered: 12/23/15
Posts: 89
Loc: SoCal (Eastvale, CA)
Underarms


Electrolysis - Underarms 0
by SoCal Purr, on Flickr

This 2nd picture was taken after having done roughly 31 weeks (7 months) of routine treatment. The picture was taken at week 46. That is 15 weeks after that last treatment (about 3.5 months after last treatment).

Electrolysis - Underarms 46 15 by SoCal Purr, on Flickr


Electrolysis - Underarms 60 6
by SoCal Purr, on Flickr


Electrolysis - Underarms 65 5
by SoCal Purr, on Flickr


Electrolysis - Underarms 71 6
by SoCal Purr, on Flickr


Electrolysis - Underarms 88 5
by SoCal Purr, on Flickr


Electrolysis - Underarms 93 5
by SoCal Purr, on Flickr


Electrolysis - Underarms 98 5
by SoCal Purr, on Flickr



Edited by SoCalPurr (12/02/17 03:35 PM)

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#125312 - 12/02/17 03:54 PM Re: Electrolysis Log, Numbers, Graph and Pictures [Re: SoCalPurr]
SoCalPurr Offline
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Registered: 12/23/15
Posts: 89
Loc: SoCal (Eastvale, CA)
Knees

A lot easier to see progress on knees due to the lower starting density. I don't have a true before picture but in the first picture, the spots are hyperpigmentation from the previous treatment to give you an idea of density.


Electrolysis - Knees 11 3
by SoCal Purr, on Flickr


Electrolysis - Knees 22 3
by SoCal Purr, on Flickr


Electrolysis - Knees 65 5
by SoCal Purr, on Flickr


Electrolysis - Knees 99 6
by SoCal Purr, on Flickr

In the most recent picture, you cannot even see any hairs in the picture although there are a couple tiny ones you can see in person.

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#125597 - 01/02/18 05:26 PM Re: Electrolysis Log, Numbers, Graph and Pictures [Re: SoCalPurr]
Iluv2zap Offline
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Thank you SocalPurr this is a BEAUTIFUL demonstration of your results!
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http://electrolysisbyseana.com

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#125599 - 01/02/18 06:44 PM Re: Electrolysis Log, Numbers, Graph and Pictures [Re: SoCalPurr]
AlineBetancourt Offline
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SoCalPurr, thank you for sharing your progress with that quality of photography.

We can see a lot of hyperpigmentation, can you confirm if there were scabs too?

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#125603 - 01/04/18 07:53 AM Re: Electrolysis Log, Numbers, Graph and Pictures [Re: SoCalPurr]
Stephgold Offline
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Registered: 09/12/17
Posts: 40
Loc: New Mexico
Awesome!!! Where are you? Where is your Electrologist?

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#125636 - 01/09/18 05:40 PM Re: Electrolysis Log, Numbers, Graph and Pictures [Re: Stephgold]
SoCalPurr Offline
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Registered: 12/23/15
Posts: 89
Loc: SoCal (Eastvale, CA)
Sorry for the delayed replies, I don't check the forum often.

Originally Posted By Iluv2zap
Thank you SocalPurr this is a BEAUTIFUL demonstration of your results!


Thank you! I was really hoping that this would be valuable to someone. I found it very difficult to find anything like this when I first started researching online a few years ago.

Originally Posted By AlineBetancourt
SoCalPurr, thank you for sharing your progress with that quality of photography.

We can see a lot of hyperpigmentation, can you confirm if there were scabs too?


Scabbing for me is now insignificant. However, early on, it took a while to resolve since I had a lot more hair being treated each time and they were thick.

FWIW, in general, I hyperpigment easily. Even if I have dry skin and I scratch it, the area will end up hyperpigmented and take a while to go away. Probably would take several months of no treatment at all to go away.

Originally Posted By Stephgold
Awesome!!! Where are you? Where is your Electrologist?


Southern CA. If you click on the very first image (the table with the numbers), you can zoom in and see the electrologists that I used in the right column.


Edited by SoCalPurr (01/09/18 07:00 PM)

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#125637 - 01/09/18 11:14 PM Re: Electrolysis Log, Numbers, Graph and Pictures [Re: SoCalPurr]
dfahey Offline

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Posts: 9633
Loc: Columbus, Ohio
Very nice account of your experience that will serve many well. Thank you, SCPure.
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