I have a pair of the lower cost Chinese 6x loupes. And have been experimenting with some insertions (no power).
For some reason, I was anticipating being able to see the follicle openings - but I can't at all, even when gently stretching the skin. Will this always be the case, or are you working at a level of magnification where you can see the follicle openings.
I've been trying with hair on my arm, though the hair is very fine, blonde and not straight. I have been on MtF HRT for almost three years. The hairs are approx the width of an F2 needle.
It's not easy at all.
Is the magnification in this video of Josefa's
close to what you mostly work at, or is it more or less. The 6x loupes don't provide the level of magnification shown in this video.
But even in this video, it's not possible to see the actual follicle openings. It seems that once the probe is at the correct angle for each hair, then the probe is matched up with the base of the hair (rather than seeing an opening in which the probe can be inserted).
Is this just how it is for electrologists.