First time posting, but have been reading a bit on these oh-so-informative forums. Now, I would like to seek active advice.
I am considering electrolysis for my wife. This lovely lady has hair in more places than she would like, and while a previous laser treatment helped, there has been more regrowth than she would like. Part of this I am sure is due to limited treatments (we had to move after only 3 treatments), but she is also dark-haired & light skinned, with the majority of the hair being coarse.
So the immediate goal is the few pesky hairs that remain after chin, chest, and neck lasing. But a longer-term goal would be other areas, such as legs, bikini/crotch area, & perhaps armpits.
I have already ordered Mike Bono’s book, and have checked out some of the Ebay links here, but still need more info on which pro unit to buy. I don’t want to imply that money is no matter, but I DO want to get a good quality unit that will last, as well as be fairly easy to get supplies for.
I know that the process will be slow, but I am called anal by my lovely spouse for a reason, and no task I am willing to undertake is too small but to apply myself fully. I don’t expect to become a pro, and I doubt I continue this as a business, but I DO want to be the best I can become at home.
I hope to receive the book by mid-December, and do some heavy reading to round out what I have been learning here, but I would also like to hear input from the knowledgeable folks here. We live in Korea, and while using a professional is not out of the question, it is a tad more challenging with the language barrier issue.
So to start off, let me ask about the leg situation… as I mentioned, her hair is very coarse, it grows very fast (think shave at 8:00, stubble by 9:00, hurts my legs to rub against them by 9:30, sooner if she gets cold). Would it be better to zap them with a laser first (Alex 755), then follow up with Electro? Will it hurt anything if we used electro for a bit, then went laser, and finished with electro to finish up any stragglers?
I read in a post by Dr. Walker that pros can hit a new follicle every .2-.5 seconds. That is simply incredible. But at the DIY rate, about how much are could a person expect to cover in an hour? I mean, are we talking a year to complete one leg? Or just a few months? I know no one here can judge another’s skills/abilities over the internet, but I am trying to get a realistic idea to report back to the wife.
What are some minimum things to look for in an Ebay purchase? I am sure that the ones mentioned in the post about good ones on Ebay are all good, but it seems like digital, auto-sensing, and such features must be nice to have. Yet it seems that a good job can be done by a DIYer with some less sophisticated equipment, for less cost. But are the newer ones SAFER, particularly in the hands of a novice?
Thanks in advance for any insight you guys & gals can provide. I’ve already learned a lot here, and look forward to furthering my education with your help.