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#124813 - 10/04/17 12:06 AM DIY Blend on Face
Julie Jacob Offline
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So I'm a student and I'm about 2/3 of the way to being done with my program. Since we end up working on ourselves and other students at the school I decided what the heck, I'll work on my own problem area, the face. PCOS and reformed tweezer of 6 years. My electrologist has done a good job getting me clearance with thermo only, but I'm jumping and using blend.

#1, dang it's hard to hold that probe still for 15 seconds and breathe!
#2, ug the hair on the turkey neck

Any pointers for getting to that area besides setting my eyeballs on the table?

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#124814 - 10/04/17 07:43 AM Re: DIY Blend on Face [Re: Julie Jacob]
adrien_sanchiz Offline
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If you happy with the results of your electrologist, why don't you finish the treatment with them ?

DIY electrolysis is pretty difficult and quite risky for your skin actually. Even skilled professionals don't do that. However Seana Richmond had electrolysis hair removal on her face by herself. She could give you some tricks.
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#124816 - 10/04/17 09:20 AM Re: DIY Blend on Face [Re: Julie Jacob]
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Dear Julie,

I will offer advice - do not work on your own face, especially as a neophyte student.

Seana was very good about positioning mirrors and laying on her bed. I think she even used her toes for some extra help laugh
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#124818 - 10/04/17 09:32 AM Re: DIY Blend on Face [Re: adrien_sanchiz]
Iluv2zap Offline
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Originally Posted By adrien_sanchiz

DIY electrolysis is pretty difficult and quite risky for your skin actually. Even skilled professionals don't do that. However Seana Richmond had electrolysis hair removal on her face by herself. She could give you some tricks.


It's risky? Perhaps Adrien you could comment on what exactly is risky about doing blend on the face yourself? I've found thermolysis isnt as safe, but I'd be really hard pressed to find anything risky about DIY blend, that is unless you were upping the thermolysis currents way too high.

Pretty much everything under the jaw line is difficult to impossible. There is some hear who have done self treatment on the neck ( Beate) but it's mostly difficult to impossible to get accurate insertions on yourself there.With practice you should be able to SLOWLY kill a few hairs there but the best way, is to have someone else doing it. If you are in electrology school, then trade off with another student! The next best thing to being able to put your eyeballs on the table is use magnification source that CAN look from the angle you need. A really strong table magnification mirror, or a digital video feed from a digital microscope. Ive got a table mirror with a ridiculously close magnification. I seem to do better with it than I did with less flexible mirrors as compared to positioning in the past. Like all things with DIY, working out the ergonomics is the hardest part. Even working on a neck on someone else can be difficult if their neck isnt flexible.


Edited by Iluv2zap (10/04/17 09:34 AM)
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#124822 - 10/04/17 10:42 AM Re: DIY Blend on Face [Re: Julie Jacob]
Michael Bono Offline

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"Eyeballs on the table." Love that imagery!

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#124823 - 10/04/17 01:41 PM Re: DIY Blend on Face [Re: Julie Jacob]
Iluv2zap Offline
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I'd like to mention the neck is the one place I never completed on myself. I wasnt able to manage the insertions, and getting someone else to work down there just hasnt worked out.

Dee, no toes, but there was talk of duct taping a probeholder to my labrador's paw.



Edited by Iluv2zap (10/04/17 02:27 PM)
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#124825 - 10/04/17 07:21 PM Re: DIY Blend on Face [Re: Julie Jacob]
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#124826 - 10/04/17 07:28 PM Re: DIY Blend on Face [Re: Julie Jacob]
adrien_sanchiz Offline
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It can be risky because of bad insertions: very commun for beginner.
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#124828 - 10/04/17 08:26 PM Re: DIY Blend on Face [Re: Julie Jacob]
Iluv2zap Offline
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True insertions would be inaccurate, but I've done thousands of inaccurate insertions when doing my face, and...no bad! no marking! No scarring! Dozens of profesionals here told me I would permanently scar myself, but...that didnt happen! I'had people suggest that what I was doing was actually DANGEROUS...but..dangerous to whom? Inaccurate insertions, are not necessarily something to be stressed out or overly cautious of when doing blend on yourself.
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#124833 - 10/04/17 09:57 PM Re: DIY Blend on Face [Re: Julie Jacob]
Ton Offline
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[quote=Julie Jacob]#1, dang it's hard to hold that probe still for 15 seconds and breathe!
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Buy a multi-needle machine.

As a side note, I have recently posted to the "Ask Hairtell" subforum as well as to the "Mature Topics" subforum, yet haven't received any responses. Is there a glitch with the forum, or do people only ever visit the "Professional Electrolysis" subforum (and to a lesser extent, the "DIY" subforum)? Even so, you'd think my posts would show up in the "Recent Posts" box which is always on the righthand side no matter which subforum or thread you are currently looking at.

I'm just very curious about why electrologists offer skin tag removal and Fordyce spot removal, but there is no mention anywhere on the HairTell forum of using electrolysis machines to do PPP removal. Visit my latest post in the Mature subforum to read more.

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#124834 - 10/04/17 11:00 PM Re: DIY Blend on Face [Re: Ton]
EmancipatedElect Offline
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(decided to remove post that would probably be taken poorly)


Edited by EmancipatedElect (10/04/17 11:45 PM)
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#124849 - 10/06/17 03:35 AM Re: DIY Blend on Face [Re: EmancipatedElect]
Julie Jacob Offline
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Originally Posted By EmancipatedElect
(decided to remove post that would probably be taken poorly)


No fair, I'm too nosey for that lol

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#124850 - 10/06/17 03:39 AM Re: DIY Blend on Face [Re: adrien_sanchiz]
Julie Jacob Offline
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Originally Posted By adrien_sanchiz
If you happy with the results of your electrologist, why don't you finish the treatment with them ?

DIY electrolysis is pretty difficult and quite risky for your skin actually. Even skilled professionals don't do that. However Seana Richmond had electrolysis hair removal on her face by herself


Trust me there is plenty of hair left for my electrologist, I have an appointment later today matter of fact. I do know that treatment takes time, I'm now 10 months in, but since going to school I feel that some of the more difficult hairs would benefit from galvanic or blend. She only uses thermo, I've asked.

Reading Seana's posts are what helped me to decide to get licensed, and gave me confidence to work on myself.

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#124851 - 10/06/17 03:45 AM Re: DIY Blend on Face [Re: Iluv2zap]
Julie Jacob Offline
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Originally Posted By Iluv2zap
True insertions would be inaccurate


True and I just back out and try again. Honestly I liked the blend on my face much more than thermo. I welt terribly with thermo no matter where it's at. Freaked another student out one day until I saw and told them it's just me.

As I said in another reply, Seana, your postings give me confidence, thank you!

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#124858 - 10/06/17 04:42 PM Re: DIY Blend on Face [Re: Julie Jacob]
hairy Harry Offline
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I have to also say I owe my confidence to Seana,regarding the DIY.... I've noticed a pesky hair on the neck recently, after a lot of skin stretching I managed to get rid of it... Yay!

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#124865 - 10/07/17 06:31 PM Re: DIY Blend on Face [Re: Julie Jacob]
Iluv2zap Offline
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aw shucks guys, I try but thats really all it is. Overcoming ones fears and anxieties is what hairtell has always been all about.

Seana
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http://electrolysisbyseana.com

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#124867 - 10/07/17 07:17 PM Re: DIY Blend on Face [Re: Julie Jacob]
Iluv2zap Offline
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Registered: 11/19/14
Posts: 1150


True and I just back out and try again. Honestly I liked the blend on my face much more than thermo. I welt terribly with thermo no matter where it's at. Freaked another student out one day until I saw and told them it's just me.
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This is more important than you know. Even a DIY'er can very quickly know whether they are in the follicle correctly or not. If your insertion is inaccurate you will feel the follicle wall break. You will see the skin bleed. You will feel the resistance to insertion. Only a follicle, feels to the probe, the way a follicle does. Whether DIY or professinal when i comes to actually doing the insertions this is a very intuitive process, and your own sensations both from the probe and the skin will very quickly let you know if you have it right or not.
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