I’ve been doing electrolysis for many years. I recently decided to try out new people due to excessive scabbing and irritation caused by my electrologist of several years.
My visit today with a new electrologist concerned me. With almost every hair, I felt a “pop.” It almost felt as though she was pulling the hair out. I felt the usual pain/stinging, but instead of the usual slide-out, I felt a definite break/pop. Her explanation for this was two-fold: 1) The hair follicles were all very dry because they were in between cycles. She referred to them as “anagen.” B/c they were dry, if she left the needle in too long, she said it would cause irritation. 2) She said I was feeling the hair come out because the root is bigger than the follicle. Therefore the popping.
Is this a legitimate explanation? Is it really appropriate for me to feel the hair coming out when it’s “in-between?” Has she caused more damage than good?