Thanks for the quality picture. Very nice!
So, I do thermolysis, PicoFlash, Synchro, MeloFlash. They are all about the energy it takes to get the hair to slide out - meaning no resistance, pull, traction, tugging should be felt. Many of us do some form of thermolysis and we disable the follicle on the first attempt. It might take one?two? or three? zaps per hair, but once the follicle is treated properly, it’s done for! Thermolysis is highly effective if performed with all the right principles and special techniques lined up. Blend is not better than thermolysis and thermolysis is not better than blend. Galvanic multi-needle is not better than thermolysis and blend. They are all very good, but the thinking human being doing whatever modality is what matters most.
For me, for your chin, it would take me 90 minutes to 2 hours to do a first, full clearance, using the tools I choose to use. I would use PicoFlash or Synchro thermolysis, surgical magnification (customized for my eyes) and an excellent Dazor LED light. The treatment table is perfect for me as is the chair I sit in to do longer periods of time, which have become three hours or less as I age because we all know that sitting is not good for ones health.
It takes 12-24 months to finish a case like yours. It goes something like this:
After the first, FULL clearance, I will see the client again in 6 weeks to get a second FULL clearance. Six weeks later we do a third FULL clearance. Six weeks later a fourth FULL clearance… When we reach the 7th or 8 th clearance, then I spread sessions out to every 8 weeks, after month 12 or 14, I spread it to every 3 months to get a FULL clearance, but there is not much hair to treat by that time, which tells us that you are coming to the end.
Not all electrologists do treatments the same way. This is what I do, with the equipment I choose to use and people with cases like you get finished in that 12-24 month time frame. There should be NO TUGGING and BREAKING of hair. Using a big probe for big follicles like yours is the best choice. I would use an insulated probe, but I could make gold probes work very well also. Expect more skin reaction for the first 4-6 clearances. I like my clients to use a quality cold aloe vera gel, especially for the first three days after those first 3- or 4 clearances. Stay on a schedule. Don’t do anything that pulls the hair out while having electrolysis and keep the faith!
If there are other electrologists that care to share their path to success, it would be most welcome here. There are many pathways to permanent hair removal using electrolysis. They all work well when performed well. The heart of it all boils down to perfect, accurate insertions into the follicle, for the right amount of time, with the right amount of energy, whether it be thermolysis, blend or multineedle galvanic and NO TUGGING.