Unfortunately there are lots of people, electrologists included who will tell you that normally after treatment there will be no reaction, this is a Myth! that needs to be explained away and resigned to the rubbish bin where it belongs.
In order that the lower two thirds of a follicle can be destroyed, which is ultimately what we are trying to achieve, certain levels of energy MUST be used to accomplish this. All the time people are told “you should have NO post treatment reaction” electrologists are going to be airing on the side of caution with treatment levels (as we do anyway) so that they are not labelled incompetent by “experts” and misguided people who don’t particularly know what they are talking about when a “Normal” reaction occurs.
Something to consider… If you want to be spending more time with your electrologist than your family? If you want to travel enough miles to and from your electrologists to circumnavigate the globe? If you have a bottomless pit of money that your willing to empty? Insist on NO post treatment reaction and you should be very happy.
If on the other hand you want to get the job done and be hair free (what a joy) Allow your electrologist some breathing space and be realistic. This doesn’t mean, expect to put up with huge scabs or scarring that last for ever. it does mean allowing your electrologist to work effectively to leave you hair free. This equates to using power levels that may, on occasion, cause an acceptable (depending on the individual) and Realistic level of post treatment reaction.
I have been through the process of hair removal myself with complete beard area removal.I had a number of laser sessions (12 I think), the last few at full power with limited success and some burning, then I moved on to electrolysis. I did have slight scabbing a couple of days after every treatment with electrolysis but personally I felt this was acceptable in order that the work could be completed in the shortest possible time. I have been left totally hair free with No pigment change, scarring or Any other marks that could have been caused by my treatment.
I am personally a firm believer in leaving nature to do it’s thing with the healing process. If you eat a fairly balanced diet and stay properly hydrated your body will competently heal your skin without outside intervention. Constantly applying various magic creams or soaps can antagonise a treated area and actually create an issue where if left alone, there wouldn’t be one… Leave it alone, don’t touch it, fuss over it and certainly don’t pick at it and it will resolve nicely all on it’s own.
I recently finished reading Mr Bono’s book “Treatment strategy for electrology” It’s an excellent read and goes into detail with the healing process and the various types of post treatment reaction that can and does occur. The sooner the Myths are blown away that surround electrolysis, the happier it’s practitioners and clients/patients will be…
Electrolysis stands alone as the Only means of “permanently” removing hair.
A certain amount of post treatment reaction is normal and can be managed.
Treatments will be more successful and available when the Myths are exposed.
Stay focused try not to miss your regular appointments and you will be hair free.
Best wishes to everyone and particularly chewbacca, the reaction will disappear as Mr Bono says and before you know it you’ll be hair free and the whole experience will be a distant memory