Please give me some advice.


I’ve been getting electrolysis for about four months now.
It cost me $2000 CAD.
I did three clearance on my arms, twice on my stomach,
and once on my legs. I do see some improvements on my arms.

Now I’m looking at my body and realize that I still have a LONG way to go. It’s going to take a lot of money. I used up all my savings now and I just don’t have enough to keep going. I’m a university student… The only way I can keep going is by getting a part-time job.

So… I’ve been thinking about waxing. I know…it’s going to turn back ALL my efforts at electrolysis. But I really want these hair gone fast. At this rate, I’ll reach satisfaction ten years from now. Plus, I’ll have to work like crazy.

So what do you guys think? Am I just giving in? Should I keep going? Is it worth it? Have I been a fool to think that electrolysis could solve my problem? What’s your opinion on waxing? Should I live my youth doing waxing and start electrolysis when I’m financially set?

I am on the verge of…freaking out.

Four months is not enough time to complete electrolysis treatment. All of the hair that will can grow, hasn’t presented itself to your electrologist.

What were your expectations?
What were you informed of during your consultation?
Have you discussed this issue with your electrologist?
What were his/her suggestions?
Invite your electrologist here so we can all have this dialogue together.

You indicate that as a student, you are on a budget.
Determine how much of your funds you can appropriate for electrolysis treatment and work on 1 area only.

Which area of the three to have electrolysis? I would have the electrolysis done on the abdomen. If you want to wax the other areas, that sounds fine. With repeated waxing, every 6 weeks, you will feel hairfree in these areas for several weeks at a time. Also, as we age, most of us grow less hair on our arms and legs.

I’m surprised that you even got full clearance on these larger areas three X (arms), two X(abdomen) and one X (legs), in just four months! That’s pretty impressive. You have got quite a talented electrologist there. Hopefully, she/he told you and reminded you here and there about the hair growth cycles. It really not fair to expect that electrolysis will solve your hair problems forever in just 4 months.

Arlene’s advice is great.

By the way, was a probe being inserted into each and every hair follicle each time or were patches, gels and tweezers being used??? Scammers ride on the words (coattails) of electrolysis all the time, but they are not really performing PROBE electrolysis. Just a curious thought of mine. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" />


Hi Amano,
Can you explain what CAD stands for? I agree that it is best to choose what area is your highest priority, how much you can budget for your treatments and stick with that plan.
Good luck to you! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

Hey, Lisa.

CAD is the currency code for Canada. CA = canada D = dollar, thus we have a Canadian dollar! All countries have these International Standard Currency Codes (ISO) to define money. Exchange rates are published in newspapers or they are posted at banks. I think maybe at this time , 89 cents of US dollars will buy one Canadian dollar???

So our ISO code is USD (United States + dollar), Japans ISO code is JPY (Japan + yen) and so on.

Thank you Dee for explaining the code. I recognize the code for U.S. dollars (USD) but I haven’t seen the CAD. Now I am wiser. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />