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Electrolysis Again Today....


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Guest Joe Cool

I thought I heard you... :P

Ow ouch ....

How much longer..I can't take it!

Next time you're going to go in with a lidocaine face mask hahahaha

Joe

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Guest Donna Jean

Okie Dokie!

Number 10...Electrolysis!

Now we're working on the area around the mouth....Do you realize how CLOSE hairs grow to your mouth????

DANG!!!!

I take Advil before the session!

I drink lots of water before the session because you need to be hydrated to make the process work correctly!

She rubs a Lidocaine solution on the areas that she will be working on to help numb it...

She puts a cloth across my eyes because she has a bright light right down over my face....

The cloth was soaked because I had lots of tears coming out !

She rests her hand on my my mouth and then talks to me and asks questions that I can't answer.....lol....So I just grunt!

It's going very well and I am truly happy with the progress....2 hours yesterday!

I asked to use her bathroom and she said to be careful...two men (husband & son) had just used it!

Girls stick together...lol

And she calls me Donna Jean!

Oh my!

Donna Jean

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Guest Elizabeth K

You are such a dear! Hand on your mouth - and couldn't talk... how did you survive? hee hee

And wow - ten sessions! FANTASTIC!

On your way ladybug!

Lizzy

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I wish that I had that much behind me but I told you about my problem with Electro and it isn't just about pain - those little bumps have not gone away!

Congratulations on the progress and going that long without talking! :lol:

Love ya,

Sally

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Guest Donna Jean

Saturday's electrolysis.....

OUCH!

Mostly upper lip.

But, when I told her that I have vacation coming up in a couple of weeks she proposed that I schedule 8-9 hours over the period of 3 days (3 hours a day or so) and get a whole bunch done !

I've gotta think about that!

And I'll tell you what....Doing the upper lip is NO fun! But, it's mostly cleared now...WHEW!

So, maybe a lot this month....I'll let everyone know what I do about that!

HUGGS!

Donna Jean

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I finished my eighth laser session and she said from now on they are just maintenance, i still have lots of white hairs so i set up an appointment and consult to start electro next week, i have a high pain threshold and it couldn't be too much more painful than the laser.

Paula

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Guest Frank67

Hi Paula,

from my experiences, electro is much more painful than laser, but I am a wuss :blush: I tried both on my face, first laser, than electro and I decided to stay with the laser, but everyone is different.

Wish you luck and hope it is not too painful

Frank

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Guest NatalieRene

I'm a complete and utter baby when it comes to pain. How much does electrolysis hurt? Is it about the same as shaving dry with no shaving cream or is it worse?

I found a place in Old Town Alexandria about 30 minutes away from me that has a sliding scale for the cost.

15 minutes is $47

30 minutes is $76

45 minutes is $94

60 minutes is $114

Is that about on par with typical costs?

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Guest Donna Jean
I'm a complete and utter baby when it comes to pain. How much does electrolysis hurt? Is it about the same as shaving dry with no shaving cream or is it worse?

I found a place in Old Town Alexandria about 30 minutes away from me that has a sliding scale for the cost.

15 minutes is $47

30 minutes is $76

45 minutes is $94

60 minutes is $114

Is that about on par with typical costs?

How much does it hurt? OMG that is a hard concept to explain....

Number one...the current can be turned up and down and the pain with it...But remember...lower the current and it will take twice as long.

I have her crank up the current and just get it done! I take some Advil before I go in.

Inserting the little needle into the hair follicle is painless...The current is then applied..about 8 seconds per hair...it kinda stings a bit...but goes right away.

My face is a little red where she worked for the rest of the day then it clears up.

I've had 12 2 hour sessions so far..and I'm taking a break for a few weeks!

My electrologist's rates are:

20 minutes $25

30 minutes $30

40 minutes $35

50 minutes $40

60 minutes $45

90 minutes $60

And 2 hours $70

Not bad, eh?

My girl's prices are so good because she is in the middle of Amish country and don't want to scare off clients. She is also a Registered Nurse!

I wish I could give you a better understanding of how it feels...kinda like a pinch...

I wouldn't equate it with dry shaving...different from that...

Good Luck, Honey!

Donna Jean

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Guest NatalieRene

Wow thats a cheap rate. :( everything in the DC metro area is super expensive.

Is anyone else from the Virginia area by any chance that knows of a good place?

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Guest Anna_SF

I just had my 1st appointment and it went quite well. She said I should do laser on my upper lip because the hairs are dark enough so I am going down the street to check into it later today. things seem to be going well.

best

anna

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Guest Donna Jean
I just had my 1st appointment and it went quite well. She said I should do laser on my upper lip because the hairs are dark enough so I am going down the street to check into it later today. things seem to be going well.

best

anna

Good for you , Sweetheart!

Yes...if the hairs are dark enough, you should have good luck with laser!

Let us know....OK?

Thanks...

Donna Jean

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Guest Erica A
Saturday's electrolysis.....

OUCH!

Mostly upper lip.

But, when I told her that I have vacation coming up in a couple of weeks she proposed that I schedule 8-9 hours over the period of 3 days (3 hours a day or so) and get a whole bunch done !

I've gotta think about that!

And I'll tell you what....Doing the upper lip is NO fun! But, it's mostly cleared now...WHEW!

So, maybe a lot this month....I'll let everyone know what I do about that!

OMG! I can really relate to this one Donna Jean. I just finished a 2 hour electrolysis session that included getting rid of the regrowth I had on my upper lip from my first round of electrolysis with another technician, but this time I had an idea from what I learned from doing the most painful area of your face. At my asking, my technician made arrangements with the dentist that is just down the hall from her office and I went into him about 15 minutes before my session and got 4 shots of Novocaine in my upper lip. WOW! What a difference this time. If it wasn't for her stretching my skin in this area to make sure she had gotten all the hair, I could have slept through this area. By far and away the best $50.00 I ever spent. :)

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Guest Donna Jean

OK, gang!

Update on the electrolysis!

I had to stop for a while in late summer to save money for the Memphis trip....

But now that I'm back and in the groove.....

My next appointment is Oct 10th. on a Saturday morning (8:30)

I'll be starting out with 3 hours at a time...OMG!

JustCassie's post just reminded me to put this up...I'll be posting more as they get zapped out!

HUGGS!

Donna Jean

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Guest NatalieRene
Well, week 4 and nothing really to report...still doing 1 1/2 hours and 45 minutes per side of face.

But, we ARE making progress and I'm very happy about what is getting done!

I do really hate not being able to shave from Wednesday 'til Saturday afternoon..Dang!

Don't feel very feminine then....

And I won't be able to go for the next two weeks as she has other obligations....

But the BEST part of today's session was ...while working on me she got kinda quiet...then she asked.."May I ask you a question?" She asked me about being Transgendered ...EVERYTHING about it and we talked and talked....

I came out to her on the second visit and last week we just chit-chatted ...But, today...OMG!

She asked me if I was gonna have the surgery and I told her that I planed to do that...

Then she asked me if I would need genital electrolysis......OMG....OMG....OMG.. :blink::blink:

Well, anyway, it was a fun time and more hairs are permanently gone...WOO HOO!!!

I'll let you know what happens next time...

HUGGS

Donna Jean

Well from a practical standpoint, I think you do so you don't have hairs inside the um .... :blush: but wow painful prospect.

I know exactly how you feel. Everyday I look in the mirror and a little more hair is gone and I smile a little inside.

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Guest Kayliegh

Thanks for the update, Donna Jean –

I’ve had about 6 hours and have a noticeable difference in the sides of my face and my eyebrows.

I’ve told my electro to “go slowly” and she’s been great!

BTW, I’ve talked to her about everything, too, but she won’t do genital 

Glad things are going well!!

Hugs! - Kayleigh

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Guest Donna Jean
Well from a practical standpoint, I think you do so you don't have hairs inside the um .... :blush: but wow painful prospect.

I know exactly how you feel. Everyday I look in the mirror and a little more hair is gone and I smile a little inside.

Yeah, Baby.....I understand the practical standpoint.......

But, Dang! I don't wanna be awake for that!

Thanks for the update, Donna Jean –

I’ve had about 6 hours and have a noticeable difference in the sides of my face and my eyebrows.

I’ve told my electro to “go slowly” and she’s been great!

BTW, I’ve talked to her about everything, too, but she won’t do genital 

Glad things are going well!!

Hugs! - Kayleigh

Hey, Kahleigh....

I've gotten 25 hours so far and I'm in for the long haul now.....

If I have to sell the motorcycle, I will, By God!

Well, I've got time to worry about genital areas, the face needs cleaned first!

I want everyone that is doing Electro to come back and report on this thread...

Everyone wants imput on this...

Thanks all

HUGGS!

Donna Jean

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Guest NatalieRene
Yeah, Baby.....I understand the practical standpoint.......

But, Dang! I don't wanna be awake for that!

:o omg neither would I. Maybe I'll just go with laser and get it done in a few minutes a few times and not have to be poked and prodded there.

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Well DJ i have had 9 laser sessions and the dark hairs for the most part are gone, in July i started electrolysis for the white hairs, i have been real aggressive having 30 minute sessions on my lunch hours and an hour on Saturdays, so far 19 hours and counting, other than my lip area, i am saving that for last, my face has been cleared and my neck will be in the next week, she spends time each session re-clearing anything she sees.

By November i should only need cleanups once a week so i have only Saturday sessions in November and December.

Paula

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Guest Donna Jean

Well, I've been using this thread that I started to keep everyone up to date on my progress and for discussion of electrolysis..

I'm starting back up again tomorrow after a hiatus (saved money for the Memphis trip) and it's time to get back on the table..

So, tomorrow I'll leave the house at 7:30 and drive an hour north for my 8:30 appointment!

I'll be getting for 3 hours at a time for the next 5-6 weeks.....I miss Ann Marie, my electrologist...we've become friends!

I'll take her a fist full of flowers from my yard in the morning!

Oh, and I didn't shave since yesterday morning and I don't feel very feminine at the moment...kinda like the bearded lady at the circus...DANG!

I HATE that part!

So, up early and off for more zaps!

Huggs....

Donna Jean

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Guest Donna Jean

OMG!

I hate to post under my own post (bad mojo)....

But I went for another session yesterday at 8:30am....

Much more of the same except this time we went back up under the nose..YIKES! That hurts like H E double hockey sticks! DANG!

Were there any tears?

you had better believe it, Cupcake!

It was a 3 hour session and she uses a timer and we take breaks...we both need it!

So I get the whole 3 hours of her time even though I'm there usually 4 hours...

Oh, and for those of you who are curious...

It's $45 an hour..

And only $105 for 3 hours!

Great rates!

More later!

HUGGS!

Donna Jean

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