I finally started getting electrolysis! Been thinking about this for years… but funds are finally getting to where I think I can regularly afford treatments.
I had laser hair removal on my legs recently(it had been years since the last test patch I had(shed well)/hadn’t been on this forum in like forver, so I forgot the settings they should use on a candela yag…)anyways hair on my legs shedding was terrible this time since she only used 14 joules(knnow better now, plus I found the old post where the place I had consult for years ago they had used I think about 27 joules… big difference. Anyways there’s a few other places I’m still going to check out.
Back to what this section is all about… electrolysis!
I had added James on facebook(I sound like a stalker lol)Messaged him a few times(awesome to talk to) and he mentioned he was doing a east coast tour(I think just east coast for now, can’t remember). Anyways he said that he would be passing through around the area I lived around, and asked if I knew anyone who wanted some work done(me!!!) Anyways, who better than to have your first electro session then with the best! He set up right in my living room(felt like I was in a doctors office with all the technology) but it was way cool having this all done in my house. Ended up doing a little over an hour and a half and cleared most of the prominent hairs on my upper lip and a lot of the hairs underneath my brows. (i have a lot…)It didn’t hurt too bad except around the middle of my lip(not his fault, just a really sensitive area!) but still totally worth it!The hairs underneath my brows still haven’t grown back(electroed over a month ago!!!) I was planning on trying to see him still reguarly every 3 weeks but things with my work schedule changed(I’m a massage therapist, I work full time at one location, and I’m on-call at 2 others) so for me it would be really difficult to even be away for a day. So, now I’m determined to find someone near by(would love to see James though!).
I had a consultation with a medi-spa that had decent reviews online. There’s 6 electrolysis practitioners who work there, a practitioner who had been in the business for 5 years said she was free for a consult the same day when I called a few hours earlier. The important thing is it sounded like she knew what she was talking about, had up to date technology(year old, included thermomylsis and blend) and said she would try to be on the more aggressive side with hair removal(after the lousy experience with the laser place I know I wanted someone more interested in results faster). Especially after working with James, I knew that results could be had fairly quickly with the right person.
My first goal is to have most of the unwanted hair on my face removed(most of my body is fuzzy, but I want to get rid of the place that is in most public view the fastest). I however didn’t want the lady at the consult to work on my face first(in case something went wrong I didn’t want to hide behind makeup and with James I had no scarring, you could barely tell anything had happened except for a little redness, but waxing caused way more!)I had her work on some of the hairs around my belly button for a half hour session. I could tell she wasn’t plucking, since the hairs came out with ease. The only thing was she was kind of slow… she did get some long hairs around the stomach but I knew that the amount of work I needed done it would take way too many years(different body parts). If she were faster I think I would keep seeing her. Well by luck, the next day another place I had left a voice mail called me back! She said she only did electrolysis, she had been doing it for 20 years, and she had an Apilus machine! After working with James and the other lady, I knew Apilus was the only way to go for me, but I’m still looking for skill! I have a consultation with her friday morning, I think I’m going to have her work on my stomach(want this area done anyways and I would rather have the session on this area for the first time again instead of the face). The only thing is, is using my stomach a safe judge of someones skill on my face? The hairs on my stomach are quite long/strong…
Do you guys have any tips on what I should do to prepare…
I know no caffeine, plenty of aqua, and no waxying!
I’m really excited to see her! I’ll let you guys know how it goes… :eek: