I used to think there is only one electrologist in my city, but thanks to James and my skin reaction, I digged a bit more and managed to find at least another one. The story goes as this: I’ve had 2 sessions with electrolysis (about 5 weeks interval)on my back, after both of them I had red spots with scabs and whereas some of them vanished with time, some remained resembling acne. I thought the redness would’ve gone in a couple of days, so I was a bit anxious (don’t want to have scarring). I was wondering if this is temporary like acne and would disappear if, during warmer months I would tan my back (as it usually did with “real” acne). Additional problem is that although me myself had never had special skin problems as long as acne is concerned (I’ve gone through puberty quite easy), my brother still has skin problems with acne which are really harsh (and we’re both halfway our 20s). But his skin is lighter than mine, and he’s got allergic reactions to pollens, maybe then it has something to do with this.
Anyway, I found another electrolysis provider and just phoned them. The person performing it has master’s degree, and I got to know that she prefers to perform more sessions with lower current settings, than to damage somebody’s skin.
I’m considering going there and have her see my back, maybe have her continue the electrolysis. I’m also considering going to a dermatologist at student’s health care center and have her opinion.
But the thing is - if this condition is only temporary, and the discolouring will vanish, I am into quicker method, cause I want the hair gone as quick as possible and, in a long run, with fewer visits and less money spent (I’m studying).
Pain doesn’t matter much too, though I can’t say the 2 sessions were comfortable (I felt the needle, the warmth, after which taking the hair out was a mild sensation, except a few times).
I don’t want to risk any skin problems, but at the same time I want to be through with it ASAP. At the second place they seem to have good theoretical knowledge, and their patients buy the needles for themselves (have personal needles). The one I’ve visited hopefully has them sterile, but I have no way of checking that (there’s no personal needles, but they’re not expensive, so I hope she does care this much).
I’m puzzled right now - what to do?