I’ve had three sessions now with an electrologist using thermolysis who tells me that contrary to what I believed, the individual hair follicle is not completely destroyed at first treatment rather the hair grows back weaker and finer until the follicle is eventually destroyed. This doesn’t fit with how I interpreted the descriptions I’ve read of electrolysis on the forum here…could anyone clarify which is correct?
As I say, I’ve only had three treatments so its difficult for me to assess the effectiveness of treatment at this stage, with the chin area being treated being very coarse and dense in hairs. However the electrologist does work very quickly (about 10 hairs a minute) and most of them seeming to slide out after treatment. There is the odd hair which I feel some resistance with when it is removed but my electrologist informs me this is because the hair root and sheath is particularly strong with my thick hair. Does this sound accurate?
I do also occasionally feel that the hair has been plucked (about 10 hairs per half hour session) but put this down to the electrologist pulling a hair which has not been treated next to the one that has due to me only growing my hairs for 2 days before treatment and it therefore being difficult to locate the just treated hair especially in such a dense area. I don’t see this as too much of an issue as it is a small amount of hairs compared to the amount successfully treated in a session and I will be continuing treatment for the next year so expect these will be treated correctly at some point. I just wondered if it was the case that a different hair to the one just treated was plucked would the treated hair still be affected and simply grow out if it wasn’t removed?