Well, first of all, I admire your courage and determination. It’s a pretty long learning curve, but by the end, you’ll be very pleased with your abilities. Having slogged through probably about 100 hours, I now think nothing of quick touch ups on her eyebrows and upper lip.
We’re going through a second complete pass on the pubic area (I call it “pubolysis”) and there’s one more clearing on the underarms. Next fall I think we’ll embark on the legs. It’s incredible to look at the areas and realize the hair is really, really gone.
I’ve concluded that home electrolysis works for cases in which there’s either just a little hair or a great deal. In the former case, you don’t care too much that you’re much slower than a pro; in the latter, you invest enough time to become fairly proficient. Between the two, you never get really good, yet you burn a bunch of time doing it.
Take a look through my recent posts (accessed by clicking on my profile) to see notes on equipment choices for diy’ers. I’d be happy to discuss further questions about equipment and facilities.
If you have a fair amount of hair to deal with, and it’s inconvenient to work in finding and visiting an electrologist, you’re willing to gamble a little under $2K on equipment, and you’re willing to commit the time to learning, go for it! It has worked well for us, but I can easily see it wouldn’t work for everyone.
And ditto the comments on Bono’s book. While the book is not perfect, the knowledge Bono shares on those pages is encyclopedic.
[ April 20, 2004, 07:33 PM: Message edited by: DIY’er ]