Need One Touch help!

I read somewhere the sucess depends on how much moisture you have in your hair. Is it better to warm the area with a wet cloth or put lotion on before you start? Just to increase moisture?

Also, I know that you must remove hair with the ‘bulb’ intact, if you do this, does this mean that you are sucessful and the hair wont grow back? I have also noticed some ‘bulbs’ are larger then others, in the same area, does this make a difference? Some also seem to have a white/clear sheath on them, is this what I want?

I have pulled hairs out that came out easily, but the ‘bulb’ seems to have 'melted"?, it remains as a spot on the skin, and if I gently squeeze the skin, the ‘melted’ part comes out, does this also mean that I destroyed the follicle or is it going to regrow?

Is there an increased chance of ingrown hairs if you dont get the whole follicle done? what are regrowth rates for hairs that come out very easily with bulbs attached?

Also, when I am done, my legs look like I’ve been stung a lot of time by bees, all bumpy and red looking, like chicken skin. The older areas look like little red ‘dots’ like the pore has been enlarged… Is this ok? It doenst normally hurt, it just stings for a couple of days afterwards and the bumps go away, but the ‘dots’ I described are still there…

I also have a tattoo on my ankle that I’ve read I shouldn’t treat myself. I plan on going to a professional to get that area done… I’m thinking its probably the best thing to do right?

Sorry for all the questions, but I’ve been using it on all parts of my body and find big differences in different areas. With all the contortionists poses I’ve been doing to get rid of the buggers, I want to make sure I’m doing this correctly and not wasting my time…
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

You have now encountered some of the reasons why I tell every Do-It-Yourselfer to convert to finding a hair removal partner, learning how to do it, and becoming a Do-It For-Each-Otherer if they simply can’t or won’t go to a pro.

The only way to properly hydrate the follicles is to acutally be hydrated! Drink water. If you did only 4 oz per hour while you are awake, you would get the minimum amount needed per day. You should also avoid things that dehydrate you, like smoking, caffine and tanning to name a few.

You should not be feeling pain in the treated area days after the fact. It sounds to me like something is wrong with your technique. It may be your insertion angles, it may be your settings, it may even be your machine, but either way, it just gets back to my advise; Go to a pro, or at least trade work with someone else who is not contorting and looking in a mirror backwards to do the work!

Aviod smoking and caffiene?? Nope, dont think so… lol… Very stressful time in my life right now and these are ‘comfort’ things to me…

I did find that if I turn the unit down, that I dont have problems, although it takes longer. Finances are a big issue with me at the moment. I have decided I will do the areas I can reach myself comfortably, and the rest I will go see a pro about. The lady who does my laser treatments also does electrolysis for $60/hr. I dont know how long it will take to do half treated legs, I will ask her next time I go in, but if its only a couple of hours, I will go for it… I figure its better then contorting myself into all these godawful positions and ending up with a sore neck and back…lol

Smoking and caffiene dry you right out, so if you are unwilling or unable to give them up, you’ll need to plan on having less effective results.

To increase your odds, use moisturizier a lot, use humidifiers in your house, and work on yourself after a shower, preferably in a steamy bathroom. All these will help make up for the loss of effectiveness you can expect from smoking and caffiene.