Hey guys, I’m a 21 year old uni student in Toronto, and I’ve been at an all out war against my facial hair since middle school. So far, I’m losing.
Anyways, having prowled for the forums for quite a while, Sarah Shringley seemed like the most recommended electrologist in Toronto.
Here’s a little recap of what happened.
During the consultation, she gave me the general information regarding electrolysis, most of which I already knew from researching, but I was grateful nonetheless for her attentiveness. However, she did mention one thing that somewhat troubled me, in her exact words “after 15 minutes, it’ll be like there was no hair growing there in the first place.” I knew there was going to be some after effects that would take quite a long time to heal, this comment seemed too good to be true. However, trusting the recommendations, I followed through and booked a trial.
A couple weeks later, I attended the 15 minute trial. During the trial, she used galvanic, and also a blend, to see how I would react to the different methods. Both methods were quite painful, however manageable.
The areas where she removed hairs on my chin still have scarlet red dots, which I’m quite happy with, and I know they will be gone given some time and patience.
The upper lip however is in quite a disastrous state. There is hyper-pigmentation around the treated follicles, and one particular follicle is now a huge crater. The scabs have fallen away, and the skin has improved quite a lot compared to after the treatment, however the treated areas do not resemble anything I’ve seen in the Temporary Side Effects thread.
Here are some pictures, apologies for the bad lighting and iPhone camera. Notice the 3rd picture how there is a bit of cratering.
I’ve been applying ethanol alcohol spray and aloe vera leaf on the treated areas twice a day as she instructed.
She assured me any marks left by the treatment it would go away within two days, as opposed to fifteen minutes which she mentioned in the consultation. It’s been a week so far, and I’m really praying those marks don’t result in scars.
I must say I’m quite discouraged. I don’t know whether if it’s simply my super-sensitive skin reacting badly to the treatments, or I am in need of an new electrologist.
Also, a shoutout to Josefa. I really hope I can book an appointment with you someday, despite your super busy schedule. Although I live in Toronto, I am willing to make the effort to travel there. Heck, I’ve been battling it out for 6 years, I’m not giving up now, and I’m willing to undergo just about anything it remove my facial hair with zero to minimal scarring.
Hope this experience has been helpful for fellow Torontonians.