Seana is correct. Probe bending can be highly beneficial. There is nothing wrong with it. Personally, I rarely bend probes because I am ambidextrous and have little need to do so. For most facial work, I position myself behind the client's head (which slightly hangs off the end of the treatment table) with their chin up and neck supported by a small pillow. This gives me access to all areas, angles and both sides of the face. In other words, I move the client around instead of moving myself to accommodate the direction of hair growth. I will sometimes bend a probe if I see one or hair follicles that would benefit from doing so. Electrologists differ in modalities and techniques, but in the end, it's all about permanent hair removal.