Just for a little more FYI the scabbing in the first pictures, indicates to me that these are spots where the probe has actually penetrated the follicle wall or the bottom of the follicle. Usually you will only see scabbing in the first 12 hours or so from this kind of cause.I call them “bleeders” and the better you get as an electrologist, they occur less and less because you can feel the probe and if it’s not inserting correctly the natural reaction is to back out and try the insertion again…before the follicle wall or skin surface is broken. The number of clear scabs in the first picture is honestly alarming to me and I’m thinking you probably felt those insertions a great deal, even when i FIRST started doing electrolysis on myself I didnt see reactions like that, as a rank amatuer.
The small pinhead scabs that cover the entire area in the second set of pctures is from a different cause, that is from the treatment itself, either too shallow or too strong an intensity, or both.Some scabbing will happen, but that is a LOT of scabbing. If this were to happen a lot to the area you would end up with an almost “eggshell” appearance to the skin, which is undesireable. This is where washing the area to clear out the white blood cells would have an effect. If the insertions were too shallow, this is especially problematic because of the possibility of damaging the perilous zone closer to the skin’s surface.
I am being careful with what I say here, because honestly I’m questioning whether this is a lack of skill on the part of the electrologist, or if they just were having a bad day. I dont feel that I have enough experience to criticize the work of a pro, but my gut tells me that this electrologist is struggling. Hopefully Michael or Dee pipe in here because this deserves a more professional look.
As an older transwoman, I had a lot of greys in my chin. When I had the students working on me early on, I had them address just the greys thinking I might have more laser. I realized that the greys were coming in as fast as I removed them. You have a very male growth pattern, and seem to going for clearance rather than thinning. This tells me you may have some things in common. I work almost exclusively on other transwomen, so I’m used to the thick roots that a male beard can present. If you want any advice on strategy, then please dont hesitate to message me or address me publicly, I’d love to help as little or as much as I am able to.