I’m finally starting to look into starting electrology started. I need it done on my chin and neck. More then a bit nervous because I’m not sure how much pain it will be or what it will look like right after the treatment. I’ve been tweezing for years now, as a result, my skin is always very dry. Even the pigment on my chin is slightly darker then the reset of the face sometimes. Is there a greater risk for even more damage after starting electrology?

First appointment I would like to make on a friday or a satarday so that by monday hopefully my face looks ok again by monday morning. If it does not, can I use make up to at least try cover it up?

I know I’m supposed to get test patches done, but where? I mean how should I know that my skin on my leg will react the same way the skin on my face will considering that the skin on my face is so dry. Plus the hair is different.

What would the best method be for me? After years of tweezing, the hairs have gotten coarse and thick.

I REALLY wish I would have known that tweezing is bad before I started doing it. It all started with a few dark but fairly thin hairs, now its all over my chin and under it!! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" />


Electrolysis would be a great help for your chin and neck. First appointments make everyone anxious, but after a few treatments, most people relax because they know what to expect. Also, your practioner is trying to refine energy levels that will be the most tolerable for you and your skin. Give her/him a running chance to figure out a plan for your individual needs and then it is smooth sailing from there. If you have a treatment on a Friday or Saturday, you most likely would have no tell-tale signs of having electrolysis. If you develop scabs, it usually takes 48 hours for those scabs to appear and that would put you right at Monday morning when you have to go to work.Makeup is okay after 24-48 hours. Make sure it is clean and is applied in a sanitary way.

I don’t like scabs on facial work, but if they happen, your electrologist should be told so adjustments can be made to prevent them. If I were working on your body and scabs developed, my attenna wouldn’t go up as high,but I would still “change the recipe” for intensity and timing.

Get a test patch on your chin and neck, go home for a week and see how fast and how well your skin heals. You seem to have an issue with hyperpigmentation (brown spots). Be sure to tell your electrologist. She/he may want to use blend instead of thermolysis, or some other strategy that works well. I personally would choose the blend method for your coarse, deep hairs that have been tweezed for years.

You must STOP tweezing and start shaving to disguise your problem until your practioner can catch up with the hair that is showing. There’s plenty more hair under the skin that hasn’t peeked through yet, so you have to keep consistent appointments that are spaced close together for aa long as it takes to get full clearnace. Drink plenty of water, exfoliate and moisturize your skin to prepare for your electrolysis treatments, too.

Best advice is to go forward and don’t look back, that is after you have found a great practioner.



I’ve been away from this forum for a couple of years, and it’s changed quite a bit… I hope I can still work it!

If you’re worried about a bad reaction, I’d advise blend over diathermy.

I use diathermy on my neck as it’s quicker, and not so noticible. But I totally refuse to use it on my face, as the reaction leaves my skin looking so bad.

Also, if you’ve been plucking, you might find that diathermy won’t work. Plucking can distort the folicle, so it’s hard to get the probe right down to the bottom of the folicle where the blood supply is. Blend works best in these cases as you don’t have to get so far down.