Hey everyone. After my mad search for an electrologist around here I think I finally found a good place.
The person I found is very straightforward and she encourages communication (which, after the other places I went to is such a blessing, truly). While I didn’t have to fill in any form, we did chat for quite a while and I also addressed my hormonal problems (I’m starting hormonal treatment for a thyroid problem but I decided to start dealing with the laser stimulated hair on my chin already, as it’s becoming quite noticeable).
She told me she has 15 years of experience and during the test I did today I hardly felt any tugging of the hairs, if any.
I was a bit concerned about the sanitation of the place because first thing I see is…a dried drop of blood on a chair. Uh oh. It was immediately cleaned, though. Also, she showed me the needle she was going to work with - all disposables - and she opened the package in front of me. She also has a yellow and red bottle for the used needles. I didn’t see her wash her hands, though, but she did wear those white gloves and she applied alcohol to the area prior treatment and some aloe gel after.
Now, the equipment. That concerned me a bit. The poor machine is a bit old and has seen better days. I think the name on it was Jambal but I browsed it through Google and couldn’t find it. maybe I read wrong. It’s one of those types where you have to hold a metal probe thingy. She laid it on my shoulder so I didn’t have to hold it. I also had to remove my necklace and hairpin because of metal contact but I could keep my earrings. I’m not sure what method she uses, but I’ll be sure to clear that out next appointment. Because…I am returning there, what novelty! (Seriously, my quest for this has been…daring).
All in all I really liked her and her colleague. They seemed very honest and passionate about their work and she respected my wishes about not having laser on my face again. Also, turns out it would be very hard for that to really work in a positive way as it seems my hair roots are white. Dark hairs with white roots, at least on my face. I wanted to try laser on some areas of my body but if my hair is like that perhaps that will not work. What do you think?
So, for now, the plan is to work in all my face bit by bit - my chin, my sideburns, my upper lip. She will switch area if the pain becomes too bothersome - that way I can hold out longer than if it’s just treatment in one isolated area. I have yet to work out the frequency of the visits, but I’m having my first real session in two weeks. She discourages tea tree oil because it tends to dry the skin a bit and she encourages aloe. She also told me to exfoliate my face before our next session, to get rid of dead cells and such.
Ok, I think this is it for now! I’ll update after next treatment (by then I’ll probably know which method she’s using).