Electrolysis pitfalls?

I have seen the results of “Slash and Hack” speed thermolysis…

I want to make sure that I don’t end up with those God-awful Lunar craters or scars and have to backfill with Bondo or Floor leveller to have a smooth complexion!

Is there a best way to do Electrolysis? Good after-care?

Here is where I get to be VERY unpopular with many electrologists.

With the proper utilization of electrolysis machines with super high treatment energy coupled with very low micro-fraction of a second timing settings, and multi-plexing, it is possible to do a one insertion, one treatment energy treatment per hair, that allows the hair to pop out, and leave no excess irritation or skin trauma.

Of course, many people learned the old way, on old machines, which they never upgraded from. Still others insist on using newer machines, in the same way they did the older ones.

So, yes Virginia, there is a way to do thermolysis without eschars and pock marks, scars and scabs. It is just not as easy to find as opening the phone book and throwing a dart at a page.

It would be a shame to give up on electrolysis based on fear as it is the most reliable technology for permanent hair removal.

You will find electrologists at all levels of skill with all types of equipment. Since most electrologists offer free consultations, visit them and ask them questions.

Visit several electrologists and see how your skin reacts to each one’s treatments. After trying a few, you’ll also learn what sensations and reactions seem normal for you and what seems wrong. Post here how each electro was, and people here will tell you how it sounds to them. Then choose the best one, stay on schedule, and yes, do stay on top of that aftercare. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

This was the advice I got on this board, and it really did work!

Im one of those people who was treated by an operator who uses the flash technique, purely because it is something they have always used. They had been using their diathermy machine for 25 years and never kept up to date with better machines. I found it awfully painful. It did put me off having diathermy.

From what my school is telling me as i qualify. Not many people in the UK use diathermy much these days as clients don’t expect to have to tolerate the pain!!