Ok, I’ve checked out most everyone in Albuquerque. The first place I went to, as soon as I laid down on the table, the electrologist started in with a sales pitch. First she wanted to wax my bikini area…?? I said no, I came for electrolysis and I want electrolysis there…she was pretty insistent I needed to be waxed. Then she wanted to dye my eyebrows black…I’m a pale blonde with very fair skin…so I told her I’d look ridiculous with dyed eyebrows and that I didn’t want any service but electrolysis. Then she tried to sell me on having my eyebrows permanently tattooed black and was trying to sell me on permanent eyeshadow. Grrr…meanwhile, she was plucking pubes like a wildwoman, just enough current to let me know I’d been shocked then - pluck. I stopped the treatment and left. I’m so glad I’d had electrolysis before and knew what to expect. I shudder to think of all the people who don’t know better and get ripped off there.
Strike two: The electrologist was very friendly, but her machine was pure torture. I’ve sat through as much as 4 hours at a time before, yet it was all I could do to handle 15 minutes with her machine, and I have a high pain tolerance.
Strike 3: I found an electrolgist I really like, she gives good treatments. However, I want the full bikini area done…a brazilian. And she’s just unwilling to clear the entire area. So as I’m nearing completion on all the areas she does feel comfortable with, I’m looking for another practitioner.
I’ve called everyone in the phone book. It seems most who’ll do ‘all over’ electrolysis just aren’t able to guarantee more than half an hour a week. And since I work odd hours, scheduling is a problem too. I need someone with flexible hours.
If anyone knows of someone good in the Albuquerque area, please let me know. If not, I’m willing to fly somewhere if I could get enough time in for full clearance each time I go. This is really a priority for me.