Tjeena Sterkarn … Boy, and thanks! (And Dee Dee too!)
A couple times I wrote about “micro-managing” your electrologist. What I meant by that was taking someone else’s “strategy” and applying it universally to another. Strategies are different and depend on modality and experience.
Of course, I know that telogen hairs are easily removed by electrolysis: this was clearly stated in my book published way back in 1995! Still, the “anagen only” idea persists and will never end: even though it’s completely wrong. However, the “anagen only” strategy still WORKS! (Remember, because something works, does not therefore make it true.)
If the electrologist wants to only work on anagen hairs, and wants the person to shave, etc., that’s really okay because her strategy IS going to work! There’s nothing actually wrong with this approach, it’s just not based on fact. A better way of saying this would be: “I prefer working ‘anagen only’ so I can assure the patient of less skin reaction.” (Yeah, this is a valid reason to do this.)
However, it’s annoying when a client demands that I work in a manner that I do NOT want to work, i.e., damaging that I “clear off” the entire beard in a few days, work on “anagen only,” demand that I use a certain needle, or demanding that I use a specific setting.
There are a LOT of valid strategies in electrolysis! For example, you cannot expect a multiple needle expert to follow MY strategy, or the strategy of a micro-flash user. I really wish our beloved readers here on Hairtell understood that there are “many way to skin a cat!”
What counts are actual results. I don’t care if you use two-hands, one hand, or remove the hairs with your fingers. Are you causing permanent hair removal? THAT’S what counts. So, don’t “micro-manage” from only reading a few comments on-line!
As the song from “Porgy and Bess” goes: “It ain’t necessarily so … the things that you’re liable to read in the Bible … it ain’t necessarily so!”