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Guest Emily_MI

I had my first Electrolysis session today which went for the most part ok, I mostly had done the upper lip area and also the bottom chin areas. Some areas (mostly around the nasal areas) were kind of painful but for my first time I think I did rather well and it was really just an hour session, I am going back here in the next week or so to have more done. I can't wait! :)

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Great news, Emily. Good for you. I'm glad you were able to tolerate the pain well. It's really hard for some. I'm doing laser myself, and the nurses tell

me some male clients flop around like fish, they have such low pain tolerance. I flinch a little just when they do the upper lip, otherwise, its no biggie.

Keep us posted on your progress, hon.

Carolyn Marie

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Question, when you do the electrolysis are you allowed to like take a swig of lets call it "happy liquid" or a puff of something to ease the pain? I ask because I have like no tolerance to pain, most especially my upper lip.

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Thats great news. I had my second electrolysis session this morning also. I've had 5 laser treatments in addition and I'm down to getting rid of the white hairs now.

Electrolysis to me at least is much more painful and hurts even after you leave the building. You can't argue with the results though.

Just remember to breath and don't hold your breath through the pain.

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Yes at times I flinched at the pain, some of it was *anticipated* which made it a bit worse because of the psychological effects, I have done laser several times so I am getting used to the pain I guess but since this was my first session for electrolysis, there are more in front of me for sure.

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No happy juice for me, she just put some Gel like substance in the areas that she was working on that seemed to help a bit.

Mine just cleaned the area with a alcohol swab before starting and then put aloe on at the end of the session.

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At the TS group I go to, one person was starting electro in a place a few doors from a dentist. Going to the dentist for novocaine and then to electrolysis. I had no idea this was possible - but worth looking into if the pain is too much.

Kat

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Guest Vicky
Mine just cleaned the area with a alcohol swab before starting and then put aloe on at the end of the session.

I agree, aloe is good too. The other kind of gel is witchhasel. It is usually recommended after hair removal.

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Yeah!

I had planned on going laser but found that I wasn't a good candidate. So, last night I had my first electrolysis. Got over half of my face done in one session - I was told that most women have more facial hair than I do. The right side of my face has nerve damage that I forget about most of the time, but it was noticeable last night - nearly painless on that side.

Looking forward to getting the rest of it done in a week. I know there's new growth afterwards, but will worry about that when it shows up.

So glad I didn't go with laser - it would have cost 3 times as much.

Kat.

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Guest Donna Jean

Oh, Kat!

Way cooooool....

You mean that you are haf done already? Are you serious?

OMG!

I've got 40-50 hours so far and I'm not but half way.....DANG!

Well good for you...

And, to your ealier post...some do get novacaine right before a session by pre-arrangement with a dentist...

Way to go, Girl....

LOVE

Donna Jean

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I had my first Electrolysis session today which went for the most part ok, I mostly had done the upper lip area and also the bottom chin areas. Some areas (mostly around the nasal areas) were kind of painful but for my first time I think I did rather well and it was really just an hour session, I am going back here in the next week or so to have more done. I can't wait! :)

I had my first session today too. Well, it was really more of a consultation with about 20 minutes of electrolysis to give me a feel for what it would be like. I have to admit, the pain was more than bearable.

Good luck! Have fun!

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I had my first session today too. Well, it was really more of a consultation with about 20 minutes of electrolysis to give me a feel for what it would be like. I have to admit, the pain was more than bearable.

Good luck! Have fun!

Yeah the pain isn't too bad but after the session it's still sore for a hour or so unlike laser which hurts but only for a moment and then the pain is gone. I hope I won't require too much more electrolysis to get rid of my facial hair.

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Guest Donna Jean
I had my first session today too. Well, it was really more of a consultation with about 20 minutes of electrolysis to give me a feel for what it would be like. I have to admit, the pain was more than bearable.

Good luck! Have fun!

LOL....when I first read that I thought it said "To give you a fear...."

And I thought..."Now, why would they wanna do that?"

Naw....it's not too bad, especilly if you keep your eyes on the prise!

Good going!

Donna Jean

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