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That competition thing is alive and well in many places, so you just get that old determination thing going and learn for yourself. I practiced insertions on a ripe banana trying to hit the little brown dots over and over. An orange would be good too as you aim for the little dimples. Husbands have great follicles after you conquer the banana and orange.
You’re using a probe, not a needle, and as such you need to gently and slowly slide the probe into the follicle opening, watching the angle of hair growth, as you carefully stretch the skin. No jamming, as if you are a nurse giving an injection. One should not feel the insertion, so that’s where your dear husband comes in. He can tell you if it hurts. If you draw blood, you’re not inserting correctly. You can also insert on yourself and feel if it hurts or not. The books mentioned will tell how to do this. Your only job at this point is to practice a hundred insertions a day. You don’t have to practice on the days you don’t eat, if you get my drift.
The delay time should be set longer for a beginner. If you decide not to use the foot switch, which I never use mine, then if you set the delay switch at 2 seconds, that gives you 2 seconds to insert correctly before the current comes on. You should probably start out using the foot switch where you have total control of when the current will activate.
I would start with (slow)galvanic only because it is more forgiving of mistakes. As you get better, you can do blend with galvanic and thermolysis and when you are super comfortable, you can graduate to microflash!
Good insertions, good levels of intensity and timing that allow the hair to slide or even to have a little pop is what you are striving for, while still leaving the skin looking good and healing good.