Today was my 2nd electrolysis session. The practicioner I am seeing is very communicative and passionate about her work. She has 16 years of experience and rather seems to know what she’s doing.
The only problem I have is about the sanitation of the place. I’d asked her in my first session if she uses new needles and if she cleans the tweezers. Indeed, she showed me the new needles and clean tweezers in the packages at the time. But now she moved places and things seem to be a bit more chaotic (they weren’t perfect to begin with).
She’s alone in the new place with no help at all. Today she was attending a client before me (doing laser) and then she ran around the place to see him out and see me in, etc. The only thing I saw her doing was replacing the paper on the table. I didn’t see her washing her hands and the tweezers were lying directly on top of a counter. She did wear white gloves and she put the used tweezers on an open container with other perused material.
The thing is, for all our open relation, wouldn’t it be rude of me to ask her to wash her hands? How do I even begin that conversation? ‘Excuse me, but it bothers me to not see you clean up before our session’ - does that sound good enough? As a professional, would you feel offended if a client brought this kind of thing to attention?
Also, what kind of risks am I taking here, with this level of sanitation? I would try other places but electrolysis is unheard of here in Portugal and there is not association of electrologysts here so there are no guidelines, per say, in the few places where the service is available. Besides, not withstanding, I am happy with her work. It just happens there is this massive concern that needs to be addressed and I plan to do so in my next session. I am just unsure how =/