well I just got my one touch a couple days ago and I have not even plugged in the battery yet. i’ve read alot about how the insertion angle and depth needs to be correct in order for it to work properly. so I’ve been experimenting and I don’t think I am doing it right yet. How do you tell if you are at the bottom of the folicle? I was able to get it just inside the hair shaft, but I’m not sure if it was far enough. should I just turn on the juice and see what happens?
also I read the suggestion about covering the needle with nail polish and sanding the tip so you don’t burn the surrounding skin. has anyone tried this? is it a good idea?
just a little background on me: I spent about 10 months with an electrologist, then 7 months seeing a laser specialist, wasted a LOT of time and money, nothing was permanentely removed and many hairs grew back in much darker. so I figure for $30 I might as well give this a shot. I mainly just have a handful of dark hairs on my chin that I want to get rid of. I have very light skin so the laser lady used high powers on me. since laser covers an area rather than individual hairs, I think it actually stimulated new growth and made hairs darker along the back of my chin. with the elctrologist, I dont think she actually inserted anything. it was on my chin so I could not see what she was doing. went very quickly from one hair to another, just like a series of sharp pinches. if she did insert anything, it was not for more than a second. laser was definitely less painful than electrolosis. I never needed pain medication for either. they both told me that there is a small percentage of people in the world that don’t respond to the treatment, so I’m hoping that it’s not me, and they were both just incompetent
so enough about me! I want to hear about your experiences especially with insertion and treatment times. I plan to try a few on my arms ( I have really hairy arms for a girl, but it doesn’t bother me enought to remove the hair there ) before I attempt my face. If this doesn’t work I just may have to join the circus as the bearded lady!