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#125985 - 03/06/18 11:03 AM Need advice
joben Offline
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This may seem like a silly question, but I've been wondering what is the best way to end a provider/patient relationship? I'm getting treatments from "Electrologist A" but for a few reasons want to try "Electrologist B." I had a consultation with B and I told her I am currently seeing A. If I try B but decide I'd rather continue with A how do I handle B? I think I'm worried about hurting B's feelings. Is this dumb?

In case it matters, the reasons I want to try B are: location (much closer to home), cost and ease of scheduling appointments.


Edited by joben (03/06/18 11:06 AM)

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#125988 - 03/06/18 11:57 AM Re: Need advice [Re: joben]
Iluv2zap Offline
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make an appointment with the electrologist you want to see. That's it. There's no reason to discuss with either whether you are/are not seeing another electrologist. Comparisons are a good thing.
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#125989 - 03/06/18 01:59 PM Re: Need advice [Re: joben]
joben Offline
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Well, I already told Electrologist B that I was being treated by another electrologist. She asked me during the consultation if I'd ever had electrolysis before I and was honest and told her yes, that I was currently getting electrolysis somewhere else.

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#125990 - 03/06/18 02:52 PM Re: Need advice [Re: joben]
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Oye! ...

Yeah, for some reason when a person sees "the white coat" they are afraid of offending. Especially true of "offending" physicians. Not me!

Just think: they are all just providers and you want the best possible outcome. Before I had ankle surgery, I interviewed six surgeons and discussed with each of then what the others had said. I finally found an amazing surgeon and I'm 100% ...

It's your body and your money ... treat yourself like your favorite child.

Right now I have to have surgery on my retina. The first surgeon was okay, but I discovered that his associate is an expert in my problem. I phoned-up the first doctor and told him "I want to 'jump ship'." He was fine with it!

An excellent provider want his/her clients to have what is best FOR THEM! If that means another operator ... so be it. I refer lots of clients to another zapper because she is better than I am with specific cases.

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#125992 - 03/06/18 09:12 PM Re: Need advice [Re: joben]
joben Offline
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So basically I'm making much ado about nothing. Honestly, I don't know why I'm struggling with this?

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#125993 - 03/06/18 09:49 PM Re: Need advice [Re: joben]
Iluv2zap Offline
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lil bit.
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#126001 - 03/11/18 09:46 AM Re: Need advice [Re: joben]
joben Offline
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I need more advice. I went to the new electrologist. How does a customer know if an electrologist is doing a good job? Are there things to look for? Would I know right away or would I need to have a few sessions? My original electrologist uses blend and I'm pretty positive the new one uses thermolysis. There was far less discomfort and skin reaction this session and there were times when it felt like the hairs were being plucked. It might just be that I'm so used to blend and the thermolysis seemed so different that I was questioning the efficacy. Thoughts?

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#126002 - 03/11/18 10:34 AM Re: Need advice [Re: joben]
Deedra Offline

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Thermolysis will disabled hair follicles permanently, just as blend will disable hair follicle permanently, so fear not.

How do you know that anyone that provides a service to you is doing a good job?

If I were choosing someone, I would let my instincts follow all the research I did BEFORE seeing someone. I would rely heavily on word or mouth and see if I could talk to someone months or years after they have finished electrolysis, with a certain practitioner.

Lastly, you have to have trust, backed up by your good instincts / common sense and research. I know I have trust in my family doctor and dentist, but Im still thinking for myself. We electrologists are all different. Check out the local talent, ask questions, but don't try to micro-manage, observe, make sure the hair isn't being tweezed. You should expect some temporary skin reaction, but you shouldn't look like a pizza face for weeks, as far as your healing goes.
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Licensed by the State Medical Board of Ohio for Cosmetic Therapy/Electrolysis and the State Nursing Board of Ohio

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#126003 - 03/11/18 12:27 PM Re: Need advice [Re: joben]
joben Offline
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Thanks Dee. Your points are well taken. I've done everything you suggested except for speak with a previous client. It's been less than 24 hours since my treatment and there is no visible skin reaction. Skin looks as though nothing was done.

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#126004 - 03/11/18 12:58 PM Re: Need advice [Re: joben]
zapmyface Offline
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What area are you getting treated to have no reaction after 24h?! And how many hairs (or how long)?

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