Can we talk? I mean, pardon me while I rant here.
One reason there are not as many electrolysis horror stories, is if you are getting poor work, you usually stop pretty quickly, and only a small area has been damaged. If one takes our advise and checks out everyone in town, and maybe down the road a stretch, one finds out the WIDE gap between the best available practitioner in your area, and the best ones (notice I said plural) in your area.
Here is where I get it coming from both sides.
Because I bleed to explain to you all what is possible, how to find the best available in your area, and how to evaluate your work, I am crucified in my own industry, while at the same time taking it from people saying that electrolysis is too slow to be a practical alternative to LASER. (Um, isn’t LASER actually an alternative to electrolysis? I mean this works in a which came first kind of way, right?) I have kooks spending money calling up other electrologists all over the world (I am not kidding, or exaggerating when I say ALL OVER THE WORLD!) trying to mount some kill James momentum. I can’t walk into a convention without being peppered with questions, dirty looks, whispers, and teachers admonishing their students to stay away from me. (Which only makes them invite me to the private party the teacher is not invited to.)
I tell you all here that you may live in an area where 100 hairs per hour is the fastest you may be able to find, and scabbing every appointment may be a fact of life… AND IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE THAT WAY. For this, I am attacked as well.
I tell you that it is possible to remove hundreds of hairs, even thousands of hairs in a single day, and still be able to go to work, and not spend time in a hyperbolic chamber in order to heal, and for that I get kicked as well.
When someone talks about their bad electrolysis experience, someone on here (ok, most likely me, because I type faster) explains exactly what happened, if we can figure that out from the strands of poorly worded clues we get here, and we guide the person on how to heal the area, and what their electrologist may do to avoid that complication in the future, and if it is an indication of incompetence, we advise continuing the search for someone good… if we do that, we get electrologists complaining that we are on a disinformation campaign and trying to either shut them down, or force them to buy outrageously expensive equipment they will never recoup.
All this makes me the devil. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" /> All this makes me someone trying to get everyone to see me. (Sorry, can’t fit you all in)
Do I think I am THE authority on electrolysis? Hell no. Am I out to make myself the first and last word in this industry? Couldn’t care less.
What I am is the second most frequent contributor to this site, and one of only two people still posting from the first year the site went up. Nothing more than someone volunteering time that could be spent doing other things, in order to help people I will never meet, never talk to in a direct way, and most important to some people, never make a buck on.
Do people travel to see me? Yes, but mostly when they have already ruined something and want someone to fix it.
Do people who have not ruined anything come to see me? Yes, and I always point out that the most practical thing in most cases is for us to establish some clearance, and they find someone to maintain what we get started once they get back home. Can I help it if some of them keep coming to see me instead?
<img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif" alt="" />People, Elvis is going to go upstairs, sing Moody Blue and eat a few Peanut Butter and Banana sandwiches. No one is allowed upstairs but Prescilla, and Ann Margret. You all can enjoy the hospitality and play all the instruments in the studio, but I am not sure that The King will be coming down to the Jungle room tonight. Thank You Very Much