After years of plucking, I’ve just returned from my first electrolysis appt. It was at an upscale chain that operates in the Midwest and performs laser, electrolysis and other skin services, like microdermabrasion. I very much liked the woman who worked on me, but I wonder what other electrologists think about her (and her manager’s) encouragement to try laser instead.
The electrologist seemed very experienced (30 years under her belt, apparently) and my very pale, sensitive skin is only slightly red and swollen an hour after the 1/2 hour thermolysis treatment.
However, both she and her manager said that laser might be better for my coarse hair and that electrolysis would take an average of 6 treatments per hair follicle (!)to permanently destroy the root. That’s per hair follicle, not 6 treatments to clear the chin. She also said that shaving in between treatments is verboten (it stimulates the roots, apparently) whereas shaving with laser is fine.
She wants me to come back in a week because she said many of the hairs were too short for her to get. I’m a little discouraged by the electrologist’s tendency to push laser as a faster method over electrolysis, which I decided to do after MUCH research into both(including this board’s topics, thanks!).
Do you think they’re just trying to sell their other method because it’s newer and shinier or should I take their advice?