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#110572 - 11/09/13 10:30 PM Re: My sister's electrolysis diary [Re: ]
stoppit&tidyup Offline
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Registered: 05/04/08
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Loc: London, UK
Hi everyone,

It's been a while. My sister had her third trip in September and I had had mine at the end of October. Some areas were pretty much already completed (for example, her sideburns). We added new areas both last year and this year. I finally managed to get my first proper clearance in the centre of the chest.

Thanks to Josefa for displaying some updates for us. It's a shame that it's not possible to display photos of the entire face because a before/after of the full face really shows the full extent of the work that has been done and the difference it has made.

I hope to update with further pics soon.

For now, here is video that Josefa has just uploaded. We made some clips during my face and neck treatment this year and this is a short compilation of those clips: YouTube: Electrolysis removal of fine facial hair (Please watch in HD)
I hope it will help those posters who ask about the extraction of hairs. Nothing was felt on the removal of any hairs as they just slide out.
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34/F/UK
Laser for reduction on Underarms, Bikini, Full Legs & 3/4 Arms. Skin type IV
Electrolysis - Further details in: My sister's electrolysis diary
[27hrs of Blend, April 2008-Dec 2010 in UK, for coarse hair on lower sideburns, coarse chin hair, completed upper lip, shaped eyebrows]
[Sept 2011 to Nov 2013, once yearly sessions with Josefa. Completed reduction of facial/neck fuzz in approx 27 hrs TTT]

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#110576 - 11/10/13 03:08 AM Re: My sister's electrolysis diary [Re: stoppit&tidyup]
SeanaTG Offline
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Registered: 08/13/13
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Having just done at least a half million hairs JUST LIKE THOSE with about a million and a half left to go, I have an incredible respect for just how fussy this work is. As always Josefa you continue to impress. Do you EVER use tweezers? I suppose the fingers make it unnecessary to keep switching implements, so if you can do it, it's likely to be a lot faster.

As a side note, about half way through the video there seems to be some work being done several days after some other work. The scabbing, small as it is, makes me feel better about the current condition of my chin which is pretty much the same. It shows it happens to EVERYONE and isnt a major concern.

Seana



Edited by SeanaTG (11/10/13 03:12 AM)

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#110584 - 11/10/13 02:19 PM Re: My sister's electrolysis diary [Re: SeanaTG]
stoppit&tidyup Offline
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I don't think Josefa will mind me replying on her behalf. She only uses tweezers when it's not possible to use her fingers because the hair is too short. I only remember her getting them out once for a few minutes during my week there. Clients who travel are aware of Josefa's requirements and we willingly comply by growing hair out.

Speed is definitely a significant factor but using fingers is also helpful in determining whether you have sufficiently treated the follicle. Sometimes, it is possible to remove a hair with tweezers which would not release so easily using fingers. I am definitely a follower and would not work another way if I have the choice.

As for scabbing, when I started electrolysis I thought scabbing was bad and a result of the electrologist not figuring out what settings were best. And it was a much more likely from thermolysis so that was to be avoided. I now know much better. Yes, scabbing can be and should be minimised - Josefa was the first?/one of the first? to take up the challenge to try out Laurier IBP when Mike re-introduced them. My sister was one of the first guinea pigs when Josefa was testing them out.

Last year my face (neck is a bit different) responded very well to the extensive work with a change in probe from the year before. Here is a reminder: http://www.hairtell.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/101636/stoppit_tidyup.html#Post101636

I mean, I could see how readers would probably think I didn't even have as much electrolysis as I did. This year, Josefa said almost immediately after beginning work that my skin was much harder to work on and she tried a host of things to make the releases easier to achieve but at the end of the day, we had to press on. The same things as last year were not working as well. So I experienced a little more scabbing on the cheek area than last year. On the final day we were going to work on the right side of my neck, which I scheduled for the afternoon (usually the mornings were for my face/neck). So Josefa recommended I apply a cream which I wish I remembered the name of - it was thick and greasy and the aim was to increase the moisture and conductivity of my skin. It worked - the hairs were releasing mostly with one shot of current and Josefa was able to work faster. I experienced a lot less scabbing on this side of the neck and therefore currently have less PIH. I'm going to try to get a photo of it later today.

Despite all the efforts, if the aim is killing follicles and one is doing a lot of work in one area, some scabbing is expected on the face. If we compare them to the number of total treated follicles in the area, it's a small percentage.

Yes, I agree with you - it's not a major concern. I'd take a little more scabbing over regrowth any day.
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34/F/UK
Laser for reduction on Underarms, Bikini, Full Legs & 3/4 Arms. Skin type IV
Electrolysis - Further details in: My sister's electrolysis diary
[27hrs of Blend, April 2008-Dec 2010 in UK, for coarse hair on lower sideburns, coarse chin hair, completed upper lip, shaped eyebrows]
[Sept 2011 to Nov 2013, once yearly sessions with Josefa. Completed reduction of facial/neck fuzz in approx 27 hrs TTT]

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#110586 - 11/10/13 04:35 PM Re: My sister's electrolysis diary [Re: stoppit&tidyup]
ekade Offline
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Originally Posted By: stoppit&tidyup
So Josefa recommended I apply a cream which I wish I remembered the name of - it was thick and greasy and the aim was to increase the moisture and conductivity of my skin. It worked - the hairs were releasing mostly with one shot of current and Josefa was able to work faster.

Stoppit&tidyup, when and for how long did you reply the cream? The night before the treatment of several hours before the treatment?

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#110587 - 11/10/13 05:14 PM Re: My sister's electrolysis diary [Re: ekade]
stoppit&tidyup Offline
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Hi ekade, I guess I had it on for about 4 or 5 hours. It is quite unpleasant but it had to be done! I don't think it would be very helpful unless the client is experiencing very dry skin the affecting conductivity such as I was.
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34/F/UK
Laser for reduction on Underarms, Bikini, Full Legs & 3/4 Arms. Skin type IV
Electrolysis - Further details in: My sister's electrolysis diary
[27hrs of Blend, April 2008-Dec 2010 in UK, for coarse hair on lower sideburns, coarse chin hair, completed upper lip, shaped eyebrows]
[Sept 2011 to Nov 2013, once yearly sessions with Josefa. Completed reduction of facial/neck fuzz in approx 27 hrs TTT]

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#110588 - 11/10/13 05:35 PM Re: My sister's electrolysis diary [Re: stoppit&tidyup]
ekade Offline
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You had the day of the treatment, right?

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#110589 - 11/10/13 05:42 PM Re: My sister's electrolysis diary [Re: ekade]
stoppit&tidyup Offline
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Registered: 05/04/08
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Loc: London, UK
Yes, in the morning of the day, treatment was in the afternoon.
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34/F/UK
Laser for reduction on Underarms, Bikini, Full Legs & 3/4 Arms. Skin type IV
Electrolysis - Further details in: My sister's electrolysis diary
[27hrs of Blend, April 2008-Dec 2010 in UK, for coarse hair on lower sideburns, coarse chin hair, completed upper lip, shaped eyebrows]
[Sept 2011 to Nov 2013, once yearly sessions with Josefa. Completed reduction of facial/neck fuzz in approx 27 hrs TTT]

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#111303 - 12/20/13 08:26 PM Re: My sister's electrolysis diary [Re: LAgirl]
haylo Offline
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Registered: 11/28/13
Posts: 16
amazing story! Stopitandtidyup I am so intrigued about your sisters journey how often did you guys go to Spain? Cause as of now I am having to go every week to my electrolysis
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Currently getting lower chin, chin and lower sides of the face done - Electrolysis using thermolysis electrolysis.

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#122065 - 06/12/16 10:35 AM Re: My sister's electrolysis diary [Re: stoppit&tidyup]
stoppit&tidyup Offline
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Registered: 05/04/08
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Loc: London, UK
Hi all, been ages since I updated this thread.

Just thought I'd mention for any curious readers that I haven't had electrolysis since 2013. My face has maintained the reduction we achieved. It went a bit crazy when I was pregnant (as did the hair on the rest of my body) but post-partum along with the hair on my head, it fell out and it's all back to how it was before.

Same story with my sister's results although she has had the odd trip since and more facial work (not many hours compared to before though). All the major stuff was done by 2013 and since then it's really been about reducing the fluff on her beard area and neck (which was not as bad as mine).

I just noticed a few posts above I mention Josefa using her fingers to remove hair and I read Seana is a convert recently(?).
_________________________
34/F/UK
Laser for reduction on Underarms, Bikini, Full Legs & 3/4 Arms. Skin type IV
Electrolysis - Further details in: My sister's electrolysis diary
[27hrs of Blend, April 2008-Dec 2010 in UK, for coarse hair on lower sideburns, coarse chin hair, completed upper lip, shaped eyebrows]
[Sept 2011 to Nov 2013, once yearly sessions with Josefa. Completed reduction of facial/neck fuzz in approx 27 hrs TTT]

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#122066 - 06/12/16 10:36 AM Re: My sister's electrolysis diary [Re: stoppit&tidyup]
stoppit&tidyup Offline
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Registered: 05/04/08
Posts: 1822
Loc: London, UK
Very annoying that my pictures are gone!
_________________________
34/F/UK
Laser for reduction on Underarms, Bikini, Full Legs & 3/4 Arms. Skin type IV
Electrolysis - Further details in: My sister's electrolysis diary
[27hrs of Blend, April 2008-Dec 2010 in UK, for coarse hair on lower sideburns, coarse chin hair, completed upper lip, shaped eyebrows]
[Sept 2011 to Nov 2013, once yearly sessions with Josefa. Completed reduction of facial/neck fuzz in approx 27 hrs TTT]

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