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65 hours of Electrolysis, 1/2 way point


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I had my second hour this week after work tonight. I get electrolysis now on Monday and Wednesday evenings for an hour. My electrologist totaled up my hours and tonight is 65 hours completed. She thinks I'm about halfway, Yaaaaay.

It's grueling as can be, but it's worth it. I remodled some rental properly that the lady owned so we exchange work in exchange for half price electrolysis. In a couple weeks, I'm going to tear out her cupboards and install new cupboards and countertops to save money. Just one way to do things and saving a lot of money. Kathryn

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Hello, Congrats first off! Second, I am seriously confused,you say you had your second Hour this week. But, your electrologist totaled up your hours is 65 hours completed. Sooo, if you had your second Hour, how have you completed 65? sooo confused.


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I am guessing, 65 in total, but for the week it is the 2nd. That is how i read it anyway. For me. about to do another laser, which is about 8-ish I think. 5 hours on electro. I put electro on hold for a bit so I can top up the bank account some more. My slow season fast approaches and I need some extra money to make it through the slowness and a 2 week restaurant closure before summer tourist time picks up.

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Congrats Kathryn, it's a long process, it hurts, it costs ya, it's time consuming, as we know this endevour will test your resolve.

I had one of the nastiest grey beards (very dense growth) to start with. It's looking like I am going to need about 150 hours to clean it all up. I am into year 2 now of my hair removal project (about 80 hours so far), I only do 2 hours per week myself, that's about all I can stand. Above my jaw line is pretty much cleared out now now, it's so nice to touch smooth skin again, nothing better.

Hugs my friend

Cynthia -

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So true Cindy

My cheeks are almost entirely cleared now but still need the hair removed around the goatee area and the lower neck. I decided to do an hour Monday and and one hour on Wednesday because I want to get done with it. I just got in contact with Dr Lazario Cardenas about FFS, and hoping for this summer.

I've got over $50,000.00 in equity in my home and I'm considering a second mortgage to pay for the surgery. Next year I can tap my 403b to pay it off. 2 hours a week is about all I can handle Cindy. My facial hair is either very blond with some white moving in. Laser just doesn't work for us, so we have to just suck it up and suffer the slings and arrow of electrolysis. Kathryn

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How long is each session? We went to one and she said it only takes about ten min to do the face and neck ? Glad your getting progress Julia :)

Angel :)

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It takes many hours Angel as the male beard has thousands upon thousands of hair filckles and each hair has to be zapped individually. The probe heats up and the heat destroys the follicle. About 12 to 15 seconds for each hair and you curse each zap at being born in a male body. It's a long process Angel.

I'm halfway there.Angel. Kathryn

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I almost wish i hand't read this thread. As a blond going white i'm faced (sorry no pun meant) i am not looking forward to the procedure but i'm afraid it is one of the things i'll be talking to my GT about this week.

I'm such a sissy. I guess i'll have to man up to be more female. What a thought.



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I almost wish i hand't read this thread. As a blond going white i'm faced (sorry no pun meant) i am not looking forward to the procedure but i'm afraid it is one of the things i'll be talking to my GT about this week.

I'm such a sissy. I guess i'll have to man up to be more female. What a thought.



Individual hairs aren't as bad as a series of laser blasts, but the laser covers my whole face in about 45 blast areas(typically 25 laser shots per blast area, timed 3/10 of a second apart) some of the time for whatever reason I'm just about blown out of the chair on the laser.

Electrolysis is what it is, a small mosquito sized needle, with electricity :poster_oops: , not much fun either, but rather isolated in it's scope of 1 hair at a time.

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My doctor came up with a cocktail for me of Hydrocodone one tablet lowers the pain threshold, 2 advil to reduce the swelling and one Lorazepam to cut down on the anxiety. It really helps if you takem them about an hour or so before your appointment. I also take a freeze pak that I put in a zip lock bag to reduce the swelling when you are done. It helps me to heal better. When I forget the freezer pak, my face swells more.

A lot of folks use EMLA, a precription med of 4% lidocaine in a cream to numb the face up. Another thing, limit caffeine on your lectrolysis day. The less caffeine the better because it increases anxiety. And that adds to the pain from the electrolysis. I hope these tips help those who read my little suggestions.


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