Hi - I posted a message a while ago when I was looking for an electrologist in the NYC area. Someone sent me some previous messages that had been posted about Maria Vega, so I decided to give her a try. I just wanted to describe my experience/progress so far.
By the way…I previously did laser on my face (10 treatments) and I had terrible results. The laser actually stimulated hair growth and I now have thick, dark hair growing all over my face and even some on my neck!
Anyway, I had my first appointment with Maria Vega last week and it was great. The hair is just growing in from my last laser appointment, so the hair is not all out yet. It takes about 3 weeks for all the hair to come out. The area treated was the sides of my face, and my chin. She used thermolysis with a machine called Apilus (sp?). I only scheduled half an hour since I wasn’t sure how my face would react. She actually removed A LOT of hair…the majority of it. She really tries to get rid of as much hair as possible.
After the treatment was over, my skin was pink/red and bumpy (I have very sensitive skin and turns red easily). By the time I got home, the pinkness/redness was gone and my skin was just a little bumpy. When I woke up the next day (the appointment was in the evening)it was all gone. My face looked great…couldn’t tell I had anything done.
I did not really use any after-treatments. Just a little hydrocordisone cream when I arrived home from my treatment. I am prone to acne, so I didn’t want to aggravate that. Also, Maria told me that skin heals best by itself, so I just left it alone and it worked. I did not get any scabbing or pitting or anything. My skin looked great the next day.
Anyway, I have my next appointment on Thursday for 45 mins. The hair is still growing in from my last laser appointment which was in January. The areas treated last week w/electrolysis have not had any hair growth.
Maria Vega is a little more expensive than other electrologists, but I think it is worth it since she works so fast and doesn’t leave any marks.
I am so glad I found this website. I will post my progress as often as I can.