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#127207 - 07/12/18 11:52 AM Bad medical advice
MrsV Offline
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Registered: 03/08/18
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I saw a dermatologist this morning for my melasma and PIH. It was a horrible experience. She told me so many upsetting things:

-I should stop electrolysis
-Electrolysis is not a permenant hair removal method (even laughed at me when I said it and said “did your electrolygist Actually tell you that?”)
-Said tweezing would be less traumatic on my skin and said there was no way I had PIH from tweezing
-wrote me a script for Vaniqua and told me it would be more effective than electrolysis.
-pressed me about any progress “do you even see it working?” I’ve only had six hours/five months of treatment. Said she doesn’t recommend it because it takes a long time.

This dermatologist came highly recommended by my PCP and has been practicing for 30 years. I feel like I’ve had the rug pulled out from me.

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#127208 - 07/12/18 01:20 PM Re: Bad medical advice [Re: MrsV]
Michael Bono Offline

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Registered: 01/11/11
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Send her a link to one of my videos. Maybe the one on underarms? Doctors often think they know everything. The good ones assume nothing and are always ready to learn.

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#127209 - 07/12/18 02:30 PM Re: Bad medical advice [Re: MrsV]
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Electrolysis ALWAYS works.

Unfortunately,this is a common reaction from medical professionals in North america. A little scary when you think about what ELSE they are wrong about isnt it?

If they have a google page, it's worth leaving a review of their practise with information on what they told you that was incorrect , and links to information that contradicts their erronious opinions. Others will know not to bother with them.
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#127210 - 07/12/18 03:43 PM Re: Bad medical advice [Re: MrsV]
Deedra Offline

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Registered: 08/02/18
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Okay, I'm in a fighting mood. Send me the address of this dermatologist. Does he or she have a financial interest in laser?
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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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#127211 - 07/12/18 09:30 PM Re: Bad medical advice [Re: MrsV]
MrsV Offline
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I don’t want to put her name out there BUT I am going to give it to my electrologist and tell her all about the appointment via email when I get a chance. I’m still so upset about it. I wouldn’t recommend the Derm to anyone. Horrible bedside manner.

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#127212 - 07/13/18 04:39 AM Re: Bad medical advice [Re: MrsV]
Scurvy Offline
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Registered: 11/12/14
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This is strange. I would've thought all dermatologists would be aware of electrolysis, but clearly this one has no idea. Usually, if you ask a doctor about permanent hair removal, they will suggest laser and/or electrolysis.

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#127213 - 07/13/18 10:45 AM Re: Bad medical advice [Re: MrsV]
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Some electrologists are guilty of spreading misinformation as well. While perusing the web, I came across a practitioners website that stated the following: "______'s ethics is why she uses the Electrolysis Blend Method usually because it has the highest hair kill ratio."

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#127214 - 07/13/18 01:24 PM Re: Bad medical advice [Re: MrsV]
Iluv2zap Offline
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Is it incorrect information though? Actually Blend has an excellent kill rate. That said though , at least in my work, thermolysis gives a better efficiency. So while in an hour I might be able to treat 350 hairs with an 85% kill rate, this is still less hairs than killing 900+ at a slightly lower kill rate. When taken at the ratio of number of hairs killed/treatment time thermolysis comes out well ahead.
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Certified Electrologist.
Electrolysis By Seana
http://electrolysisbyseana.com

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#127216 - 07/13/18 06:58 PM Re: Bad medical advice [Re: MrsV]
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In 38 years, I have never found one modality to be more effective than another. I spent years chasing modalities and machines looking for the magic bullet to no avail. Effectiveness is 100% dependent on the skill of the electrologist.

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#127394 - 08/06/18 10:33 AM Re: Bad medical advice [Re: MrsV]
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