Hello, I’m very interested to hear from some of the experienced Electrologists here on how they handle full beard clearance. This is has been a burning question of mine. In school we were taught to start off by scattering the entire beard, then just to continue scattering the beard over and over until clearance is achieved. The reasoning behind this was to prevent over-treating the area and it was explained that collagen damage could result. Once I started out on my own, I realized that if I did this with for example weekly clients coming for an hour or two at a time, that it is easy to lose track of new growth vs. old growth, and I wouldn’t always be treating the hair in it’s growth phase. At that time I asked a few colleagues about beard clearance strategies and I didn’t get any answers. I started doing what made most sense to me, I chose an area of the face, for example the chin, then started scattering that area until cleared so that I could keep track of new growth and make sure I was treating it in it’s growth phase. Then I start to move on to other areas of the face. I continue to do this with the exception of the upper lip which I slowly scatter during their session anywhere from ten to 30 minutes at a time to prevent over-treatment.
So my question is, how are some of you attacking a full beard clearance? Does anyone have any feedback on how I describe my current strategy?
Not to complicate the post, but one of my clients who is transitioning to female, is considering going to a large volume electrolysis clinic where two technicians work on clearing her face for 12 hours, so essentially this is 24 hours of work on just her face in one shot. Other than severe swelling, is she risking collagen damage by going?
Thank you in advance!