First I want to thank everyone for the info I have gathered here! Not sure if my story will be helpful to anyone but thought I’d post in case it was since this board has helped me a lot.
I was first thinking about doing laser, but decided to go with electrolysis since I wanted to go with the option most likely to be permanent. I don’t know anyone who has done either so didn’t have a clue what I was looking for as far as practitioners, etc. I went to the consultations based on what I found on the internet as I wanted at least a little more than a name out of the phone book to go on. The first place I went to basically told me I was crazy for wanting to do electrolysis on my underarms and went to get the laser person instead. After that I thought well, maybe I should do laser instead. The second place also did both procedures but was mainly electrolysis…I just didn’t have a good feeling about that place (not a very inviting atmosphere, equipment looked like it might be rather old, but I never even went into the procedure room so I’m not sure–was not offered a sample of either treatment). The third place I went to is where I ended up going for treatment. I was going to look at one more but I couldn’t imagine what I might like better somewhere else so I decided to just go with #3. She was much more informative during the consult and gave me a sample of both the laser and the blend and thermolysis. She said the blend seemed to work a little better for me so we went with that. She also followed all procedures possible as far as cleanliness and such.
I had my right underarm done today. Did about an hour and then she had to stop for another client’s appointment. I went back in about an hour and a half and she did the rest. It wasn’t too bad as far as pain but the second session was definitely worse…I found out later she did up the intensity a bit though. And drink a few gallons of water tonight!
I am not at all uncomfortable right now. The laser treatment I had at the consults seemed like the pain would last longer, but if I do my bikini line and/or legs I may opt to try that instead since electrolysis is so time-consuming.
Question…I think I read somewhere that you shouldn’t exercise for a certain amount of time after having electrolysis done? Is this right? (just for a comfort factor due to sweating?)
Also, she said possibly later she would do the flash method rather than the blend. Is there info on that somewhere on this site?
Thanks again for the help!