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I go for a consultation tomorrow. Any ideas on what to expect?


thanks Ladies



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If the Electrologist is like mine they will ask what you want to achieve.  I was totally honest that I was transgender and I wanted it gone.  She went over the mechanics of what happens during the process.  She told me the positive: permanent  hair removal.   The negatives: Pain, it takes several zap cycles to fully kill the follicle, PAIN, you need several days of growth, PAIN, your face is red and sore for a couple hours to a day afterwards, Pain, it's a long term process, Pain, and it's expensive.   Oh I forgot one more, PAIN.  Finally they will try a few hairs to give you the idea of what to expect.  Some areas of the face and neck are very sensitive (upper lip) and some (cheeks) are benign.  


I didn't have a heavy beard and it was at least half white.  I'm nearing the end of the process and my face looks good.  My electrologist offers a six hour deal for the price of five, paid upfront.  In August it will three years for me, 150 hours.  Some  women go for years and many more hours.  If you want body hair removed, it could easily total $30k.  


I jumped in with one hour sessions.  I did 1.5 hours for a while but went back to one hour.  I've been doing 2 hours sessions since February.  Great progress but I write a lot of checks as I burn through the hours!  I ice my face for a while when I get home and apply a thin coat of A&D Ointment to help with healing.  The redness is gone in few hours.  A few scabs remain for a day or so. 


It's not for the faint of heart but you'll love the results.  



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Thank you Jani


i plan on starting w ears, knuckles, and hairline around ears so that hair growth there looks less masc


i also plan on Kybella for my double chin


im hoping to also start back/ahoulders as well

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A couple other thoughts.  My electrologist has 30 years experience, is on the state board and does license inspections for new people.  I don't really feel the needle going in to the follicle.  We've spoken about this.  You shouldn't feel the needle if it enters the follicle correctly.  For me early on when the hair shaft was thicker, pulling it out was painful as the root was large.  As whats left regrows, the hair shaft is thinner and the root smaller so this is a non-issue.  They shouldn't have the power turned up too high so not to damage your skin.  


Remember if after a few appointments you find you're not happy, don't be afraid to try someone else.    


You might try Laser for your back and shoulders.  It is called "hair reduction" rather than permanent removal because with some people hair can grow back later.  It only works on dark hair. 


Best of luck tomorrow! 


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In addition to Jani's comments, you might want to ask a physician for an EMLA cream prescription.  It's more potent than lidocaine cream and numbs your skin temporarily.  It's really helpful on the super sensitive areas Jani mentioned.


Also, there are three types of electrolysis: galvanic, thermolysis and blend.  You should know the pro's and con's of each so you can make an educated choice between them.  Your electrologist should be able to help you or you can google it.


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Good points!   Mine uses Thermo method.  I used lidocaine for a while on my upper lip but stopped after a year as I felt I could tough it out.



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Thanks ladies.  Looks like theres a lot to this



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