That pic was taken just before my first real clearance on that side. I wanted to see how long it would take to clear the area similar to the other side that had previously been done weekly over 8 months, but now... in a short window of time (full clearance in the same week then wait months to see the regrowth, then another full clearance etc, instead of weekly bit by bit).
I won’t go into too much detail but the sideburns have a few zaps on them (from different electrologists), and the cheeks even less. I agree that some treatments probably have slightly reduced the density there; I never said it wasn't working! My ‘’obsession’’ from the start has always been about efficiency.
However I'd like to point out that my beard was always relatively dense on the bottom (neck, chin), but the cheeks and top sides have always looked similarly sparse like that (kinda weird, I know).
That said, this is where the regrowth is at now, 2 months after the the full clearance (it took 4h):https://imgur.com/a/NJkCuJS
(treatment was on the left of that yellow line)https://imgur.com/a/Qfjk0ZF
I don’t see much of a visible difference, but obviously I’m sure several hairs were effectively killed. The difference with Josefa’s example was simply the amount of reduction (high for her vs low for me). Her full clearances took 28h, then 18h, then probably 9h to finish off as she estimated.
On my side, it will be 4h, then 3h50, 3h40, 3h30, etc for that area, which I always thought was the norm. If we did the entire face, I think it would take 20 something hours too for a full clearance, then 19h, 18h, 17h, etc. And I know all this because the other side of my face was done by the same electrologist (over 8 months), so I'd say the estimates are pretty realistic.
P.S. Seana, I agree with the ''big picture'', I actually HATE those feelings of ''having to help people'' and to always think about them, like you sometimes I'm sure it has caused more harm than good. Sadly those feelings are always present even if we don't want them to be, and this isn't PsychoTell so let's not even try to get into it lol.