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#127630 - 09/13/18 06:08 PM Looking for a marathon electrologist
whyme6464 Offline
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Registered: 09/07/18
Posts: 4
Hello!

Are there any electrologists who are willing to perform marathon sessions in the US? I live in the US but I have been unable to find anyone willing to schedule appointments for more than an hour. I would love to travel to you for at least one full clearance and have my local electrologist remove the regrowth.

I am a female with a lot of fine hairs on my face and neck and based on my current electrologist's speed, it seems like I would need 10 - 15 hours done.

I live in the MidWest and don't mind flying to your practice since I don't have a car.

Thank you!

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#127631 - 09/13/18 06:21 PM Re: Looking for a marathon electrologist [Re: whyme6464]
Michael Bono Offline

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Registered: 01/11/11
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Loc: Santa Barbara, CA USA
I only do marathon sessions, and have two big ones coming up.

With what you are describing, you are not a good candidate for marathon sessions. Fine facial hair, especially, is not the best area for multiple hours. The best is to proceed just as you are doing.

Besides, only 10 - 15 hours is not much time. (My marathoners are in the 100+ hour range.)

Indeed, I know you want to "get this over ASAP." However, with facial hair you will need many treatments over the next 12 - 18 months or so. You cannot rush facial treatments; at least in my experience.

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#127632 - 09/13/18 06:30 PM Re: Looking for a marathon electrologist [Re: whyme6464]
dimi Online
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Registered: 02/14/17
Posts: 135
Loc: Montreal, Canada
I do marathon sessions and like doing it but I am in Montreal Canada, sorry.
Also if the hair is very dense it is not advisable to make full clearance in 1-2 sessions due to possibility of overtreatment.

Dimi

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#127633 - 09/13/18 07:04 PM Re: Looking for a marathon electrologist [Re: whyme6464]
whyme6464 Offline
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Registered: 09/07/18
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Thank you so much for your quick replies! I really appreciate it. The progress is really frustrating but I do understand your concerns about the skin quality.

How many hours would you generally advice?

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#127634 - 09/13/18 07:47 PM Re: Looking for a marathon electrologist [Re: whyme6464]
dimi Online
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Loc: Montreal, Canada
The time is irrelevant.
The electrologist which will perform the treatment must make consultation with you.He/she will consider many parameters before giving you approximate time.
Some of the variables are:hair size, hair density,area to be treated,type of skin and skin reaction to the treatment.The skin reaction could be different for different modality used so you should have tested your skin reaction using Flash or Blend.If the Blend makes less skin reaction than the treatment speed will be much slower than Flash. Also the progress will depends of the electrologist work speed.

Dimi

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#127635 - 09/13/18 08:52 PM Re: Looking for a marathon electrologist [Re: whyme6464]
Michael Bono Offline

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Agree with what Dimi has said.

Exception: blend is often used in 1-second, or less, intervals. This was a common way Hinkel instructed for fine facial hairs; although the process is not generally known because, to my knowledge, no textbooks cover this aspect.

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#127641 - 09/15/18 12:06 PM Re: Looking for a marathon electrologist [Re: whyme6464]
whyme6464 Offline
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Alright, thank you!

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#127642 - 09/15/18 03:06 PM Re: Looking for a marathon electrologist [Re: whyme6464]
Lucie Desrochers, CPE Offline

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Registered: 02/16/03
Posts: 39
Loc: Gatineau, Quebec, Canada
I do marathon sessions, and am in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Cordially,
Lucie
_________________________
Lucie Desrochers
Board Certified Electrologist
Gatineau, Qu├ębec, Canada
819-923-7009
luciejdesrochers@gmail.com

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#127689 - 09/25/18 10:57 PM Re: Looking for a marathon electrologist [Re: Michael Bono]
TSTimmi Offline
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Registered: 08/04/18
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So how long do you consider to be a marathon session and what would I be looking at in terms of cost? I haven't had any electrolysis. I'm transgender with formerly a fairly full beard, like Santa or Duck Dynasty for example. My hair color is not suited to laser and I've read some very negative things about laser. I've been exploring DIY electrolysis but the thought of someone of your stature in the field doing a marathon clearance has me intrigued. I live in Northern California in a little town on the Humboldt coast without an electrologist for miles. I just checked into flights to Santa Barbara, about $400 round trip....


Edited by TSTimmi (09/25/18 10:57 PM)

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#127692 - 09/26/18 10:09 AM Re: Looking for a marathon electrologist [Re: whyme6464]
Michael Bono Offline

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Total beard removal (my averages) come in at 70 - 80 hours and YES that is a LOT!

The beard, or facial hair for that matter, is the only area on which I will not do "marathon sessions." Others do, I won't. Such intense treatment, e.g., removing an entire beard in a few days, (if a truly appropriate current level is used) will damage the skin permanently. (That's my own personal opinion and others disagree ... I won't take the "chance.")

You need a more local electrologist who can remove the beard in multiple sessions ... based on her well-thought-out strategy (make sure she "has one!").

(Good kayaking ... and MORE ... in Humbolt!) Check with "Monterey Bay Institute (ugh) of Electrology" for a recommendation. Sorry about the "ugh."

If you really want the marathon business ... the big electrolysis center in Dallas (specializing in TG) does this all the time. Reports say they're pretty good too! I think they are called "Electrology 3000." (Used to be 2000, but now they're getting ready for the next century?)

Why not: the "Intergalactic Institution of Electrology circa the year 5000." That should cover it? (I hope you get my humor?)


Edited by Michael Bono (09/26/18 10:10 AM)

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