My electrologist only uses Galvanic on the face and blend on the body. She said that Galvanic was kinder to the skin than Blend, is this true?
This may be true for her, but it is not necessarily true across the board. There are so many variables between electrologist skill, electrolysis machine used, vision equipment, and client skin, that what one gets from one situation is vastly different from what one would get from another.
After the treatment I get little tiny scabs. They do go away, but is this normal and is there anyway to stop them?
Yes, this is in the normal range of post treatment reactions, The only way to stop them from happening is to either change electrologist, Electrolysis Machine, Electrolysis Vision Aids or Post Treatment Care. If you can’t change any of that, just know that they are temporary.
When she pulls the hair out she wiggles it a bit and it doesn’t feel like she is totally plucking, but a little bit of a pull - is this normal?
(Sometimes if it doesn’t come out easily she does goes back and treats it again).
She is not plucking out an untreated hair, or an undertreated hair. She is simply trying to minimize your discomfort by not ripping the hair out quickly. Also, if the hair needs to be retreated, she will find out that fact by using this method.
I understand that skin hydration is important. I drank loads the day of treatment and take a couple of paracetomol before and this helps with the pain, but is it also a good idea to moisturize before the treatment?
You have to be hydrated from the inside! Drinking lots of water an hour or two before the treatment is useless if you have not been drinking the needed amount of water the 3 days prior to treatment. You should drink half a gallon to a full gallon of water each and every day. Many Asians drink 2 gallons of pure water every day, so don’t tell me that is a “a lot of water” Hell, I know people who balk at drinking that much water, but have no trouble putting away a gallon of soda pop, beer, or wine a day. The least troublesome way to do this is to drink 4 oz of water an hour until you meet the requirement. Make sure that you also get 4 oz to 8 oz of fruit juice per day as well for your electrolytes. In short, so called “moisturizers” won’t help you, because all they are is a barrier to evaporation. If you don’t have water in your system in the first place, you have nothing to evaporate anyway.
And finally does electrolysis just work on growing hairs or all hairs?
There is some disagreement on the correct answer to your question. Although no one disputes that electrology, when performed correctly, will kill growing hairs with one, and only one treatment. What electrolysis can, and does do for hairs that are out of phase is something to start arguments with electrologists at a meeting or convention. So that this doesn’t become an esoteric discussion of stuff none of you want to be bothered with anyway, I will just say that your electrologist would not be practicing any technique that is said to have a possibility of doing anything other than weakening the hairs in shedding or resting phase. So your answer for your practitioner is, "No, you can not get permanent hair removal from any hair that is not in growth phase when treated, and that is why your schedule and getting to full clearance the first time is so important to getting finished as soon as possible.
Good Luck Lisa,
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