The debate will stop when all clients get good results with thermolysis. Thermolysis is the hardest to master.
I know this crazy debacle well.
You see since I do all modalities, people find out about me somehow.
They want to try Blend, they want to try MNG, I do it.
Then, once they feel safe and comfortable with me, I invite them to let me administer thermolysis on their left side and continue with Blend or MNG on their right side only. It is really an issue of trust. Almost always, the client makes the move back to thermolysis.
It would be very special for us to all be able to administer all modalities or at least 2 modalities or at least several techniques within the thermolysis modality. Then, those clients who are slow to heal from thermolysis or a particular thermolysis technique, can compare as they experience more than one technique or modality. Thermolysis is actually wonderful as it gives us so many opportunities to develop techniques. For deep facial hairs, for example, for me, I like to pulse using thicker insulated probes. There are so many ways to get the job done. The challenge is comfort and healing for the clients because they make it a very big issue.
I have always said that for me, for body work, I can not handle any thermolysis technique as it exacerbates my psoriasis and I seek out slower blend.
So, unfortunately, as much as we would like the modality issue to end, the issue is not going to end.
There actually are big issues today. Sometimes I wonder if all of our high end digital pre-sets is having an effect on our ability to think things through. I remember machines with 2 pedals, one for HF the other for Galvanic. Just with the touch of our pedals we could treat each follicle accordingly.
I see that most of us in the electrolysis profession care very much about our work and our clients. I for one, would have loved to find my way to an online dental chat room and get information about the Maryland bridges that were put in place in my mouth that ended up ruining so many of my good healthy nearby teeth. I would have loved to read about patient experience and dentists’ suggestions.
Overall, electrologists are a very kind bunch of people and we try to share information and educate. And this done, with very little great formal education available.