Hi. I have been reading this site for a month or so and it’s by far the most helpful source of reliable info for electrolysis I’ve ever seen.
I am female with a lot of course dark hair on my chin and neck. I had 18 months of electrolysis four years ago and it did not help. I never tweezed while undergoing electrolysis, and I never missed an appointment. It was about half an hour every week for the first few months, then every two weeks, and then every three weeks.
I’ve decided to try again with someone else. The first person I saw this time did not work out for a number of reasons. The person I am now seeing seems competent and does thermolysis with an Apilus Senior.
But the insertions of the probe are painful. I can tell when the current goes through because there is a beep. But even when the probe just enters the follicle, I feel a sharp stab. She’s not using a pedal; I hold the thing with wet towel on it. Is it possible there is a small current when she inserts it and that could account for the pain? Is painful insertions enough reason to start looking for someone else? I’m quite discouraged, as I have gone through the whole process before already. I know I have to have a very skilled electrologist this time.