Well, I took the step and had my first consultation and a bit of electrolysis today. I really like the lady I went to. She is very personable, very honest, and explained everything to me. Luckily I knew most of it already from reading so much here but it was nice to hear it and see it (she pointed things out on a giant poster). She said her ultimate goal is to do as much as possible at first to get to the first total clearance in the shortest amount of time. That was what I wanted to hear! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
We did 40 minutes on me to give it a try. She uses all 3 methods and said she’ll experiment and see what works best on me and I honestly am not sure what she used today. She swiped the area with alcohol and then a local anesthetic and she said I could ask for more of that at any time. She started out on a setting of 5 (which she forgot to turn down, said she usually starts at 3) and that was very tolerable for me. I felt a slight sensation when she inserted the probe (she uses disposable probes and gloves when she works)and I could feel the tugging of the hair on a few, it was the most painful part but I don’t think it was tweezing?? She said I was feeling that because MANY of the hairs were in the resting stage which is not the optimal stage but it must be done to get to clearance. I could tell some of them she would pull and if they wouldn’t release she would insert the probe again which I’m guessing is a good thing. She did quite a bit on my chin (which I would say is already halfway to a clearance or at least it looks that way, she seems to go pretty fast) and she just kind of did some here and there I think to see how my skin is going to react.
Afterwards she put on some witch hazel and explained all the after care. She said no make up for at least 24 hours and gave me the option of purchasing that liquid makeup I’ve heard about on here. I had a few spots that were a little red and puffy about 10 minutes afterwards but by the time I got home (hour later) that was gone. I can see maybe 5 or 6 TINY red dots in a few spots but otherwise my skin looks great (minus the unshaven hair that is bugging the BLEEP out of me right now <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />
She has A LOT of clients so I’m assuming she must be pretty good, but, it’s just my first one so I have nothing to compare it to <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" /> She works out of her home and the office was very clean and pleasant. She had music on in the background and she is very personable so we talked a lot and it made the time fly by and I think it made things more tolerable.
I go back to her next thursday for another hour and we’ll see how that goes. Right now she’s the only one I can get in to so I’m giving her a try. Hopefully in the next two weeks I can try out another one in the area and have some sort of comparison.
I did take my before pictures today and am going to keep track as I progress and I’ll be sure to share. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
If anyone has anything to offer, especially advice, that’d be GREAT! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
Good luck everyone,