Yesterday I finished my 9.5 hours/19th session/12th month of electrolysis. I’ve spent just under $1,000. Hitting the year mark makes me pause to reflect on the experience thus far. If I knew how slow my progress would be I’m not sure I would have been brave enough to start this process. Years of tweezing have made my hair tough to treat. My hyperpigmentation has been difficult to live with and has made me avoid friends and social situations, perhaps a bit depressed. However I’m still glad I’m doing this. I believe my hair has been reduced by half or more. I love that my life isn’t consumed by tweezing for the past year.
To anyone who is thinking about starting and reading this let me tell you what I wish I knew at the beginning:
-Use lots of protection from the sun year round (hat, avoid peak sun, SPF 50 Mineral sunscreen replied throughout the day)
-Ice after treatments
-less product is more after appointments. Witch hazel only then a light moisturizer once the skin has calmed is all I’ve needed.
I’m pretty scabbed up today, mostly on the side of my upper lip that had a lot of growth.
The higher setting treatments have been over the last three months, so I’m hoping we’ll see less hair as we work through these new hair cycles. I really need to have fewer treatments over the summer to combat my hyperpigmentation and hoping I see the results I need to have that happen.