Ok…I started electrolysis about a year and a half ago. I went in with a lot of hair (very dense) I had about 10 3 hour sessions and only got about half cleared because every time when I went in - the electrologist would first clear up the new growth in the area that had been cleared on the previous visit and only then start to clear a new area)
then I had to take about 3 months off for financial reasons…
then I came back for another 2 or 3 months of going in for 3 hours every week and again, I only got about half cleared for the same reason…and I had to take another 2 or 3 months off.
I think that I have been seeing her at this rate (3 hours a week for 2 or 3 months and then 2 or 3 months off and then I go back again) for the whole time…probably spending a little more time seeing her than not.
I have only gotten the entire area cleared twice so far. At this point, it only takes about half an hour to clear the remaining growth in the area that has been cleared multiple times, but the other half (which has only been cleared twice) is still very dense.
I guess what I want to know is - is this the wrong way to be going about it? Should I start asking her to focus on the densest area first and to ignore the hairs that come in in the area with very thin growth? Does it make a difference?
I realize that by not clearing the lower area it means that I will be going in for treatment of hairs in that area for a long time to come still…but I’m wondering if this method of treatment is increasing what will be the overall cost of treatment?
Also…I guess like most people going through electrolysis…I’m starting to wonder if its even working. It’s a dumb concern since I can definitely see that less hair is growing in…but man is it ever dumbfounding that after all this time there can be ANY hair growing in in the area that’s been cleared every time. It also doesn’t help that my electrologist keeps undestimating the amount of time that it will take to finish (clear the remaining area) Every time i see her she says that it shouldnt take the full three hours next week…but then it does and we’re still not cleared! It’s starting to drive me a little batty. She says that she just doesn’t remember how many hairs there are and that a lot of them are hard to get to…and I know that she’s treating a lot of hairs in the dense are because of the way it burns when she’s been working for a while…sighs
Anyone have any words of encouragement for me?