I posted a while back about my decision to start electrolysis after years of hiding in shame and obsessing over my problem. I started going to weekly appointments in February of this year, only missing 4 appointments so far. I’ve been very diligent about my schedule.
I recently just hit two MAJOR (to me) milestones and I just wanted to share my successes with anyone who’s still unsure about electrolysis.
First, a couple weeks ago my electrologist told me that it was time to lessen my appointments from one hour a week two 45-minutes a week. This doesn’t sound like much, but it is to me! It’s a step in the right direction and it means that things are WORKING.
Second, and this one means more to me emotionally: This week was the first time since high school that I did not have to shave my face. Before starting electrolysis, I would shave every day in the shower, and have to touch up again later in the day if I wanted to go out anywhere. The shaving has been less and less frequent, and I was down to 2 or 3 times a week in-between treatments. I’ve noticed that my electrologist has been digging out a lot of ingrowns lately, so I asked about it and she said that the shaving certainly wasn’t helping them any. So I decided to give it a try this week and just not shave at all. I did it, and I don’t look so bad at ALL. I have been clipping the hairs that are there with scissors, but most of them are so thin that they are barely noticeable under my makeup. But even then, I spent literally 30 seconds - 1 minute a day this week clipping. Before, I spent 15 minute or more a day tweezing, plus all the shaving I had to do and stubble I have had to hide.
I still have a ways to go, but my problem is SO, SO, SO much better than it was 8 months ago. There is a light at the end of the tunnel, and I have to say that all the money and time I have spent on this has been WORTH IT!!!