Many Electrologists like the idea of spending their lives working on female upper lips and chin hairs. They are kinda easy. Your first treatment sessions are maybe an hour long, but before long you do nothing but sessions lasting 15 minutes or less. If you get 4 gals with less than 15 minutes needed booked into an hour, you get to make more than your hourly rate while working less than an hour. NEAT HUH?
Many people don’t have the inclination to work as hard as it takes to clear out large treatment areas. Others don’t know how to go about it. Still others just have not spent the money to set up their practices to allow one to work that hard without sending oneself to the hospital. You see, the longer you work, and the more demanding the job is, the more important it is to have ergonomics in your office. The practitioner needs a workstation that will allow hours of working on the same person, and the treatment space for the client/patron needs to be comfortable enough for one to spend hours in working position without needing a trip to the chiropractor. These things cost money that some are not willing to pay. Just the chair for the electrologist to support the arms without getting carpal tunnel or having the blood supply cut off from being in the same postion for hours costs $750.00US before tax and shipping. While a flat board treatment table costs $200.00US a fully adjustable Salon Treatment Chair can run $3,000.00US or even more!
There is one other thing. Nothing bothers an electrologist more than not being able to finish what we start. Really folks. Most of us are just really bothered by someone who starts and then doesn’t finish, or doesn’t come in on the schedule needed to get it done in the quickest time possible. It is like someone taking the canvass away from Leonardo and saying, “Maybe I will bring this back to you one day if I get the time.”
Many people are sort of discouraged that those who are just coming in for little stuff don’t come the way they should and don’t do what is needed to finish stuff that is easy. They just don’t want to get their hearts broken when they start something that they know will be a large project and the person has a longer time to stop before any real returns are realized. Of course, most see a big noticeable return in 4 to 6 weeks with me, but I make sure that my clients understand that we must do things a certain way in that first 6 weeks, or we won’t get the best results. Most just do what I tell them, and if they stop later, they at least got real permanent hair reduction from what ever time they did spend with me.
Most are afraid that someone with a large area will start, then stop prematurely and then tell people “Electrolysis did not work for me.” They just don’t want the negative publicity for them, or the industry as a whole.
Does that explain it well enough for you?