I'm one of the biggest advocates of DIY. While others told me "You're sure to scar yourself permanently" I persisted in teaching myself how to do it effectively and safely.With beautiful scar free results.
And yet, being the biggest advocate for DIY and being an electrologist who works PRIMARILY in thermolysis with great results, you would think I would advocate thermolysis for DIY right? Well, you'd be dead wrong! I only advocate blend or galvanic for DIY work.
Lets look at why I feel that way? Well, the answer is rather simple actually, it comes down to the potential for damage and scarring and the odds of that happening in each modality. I did my entire face in blend. I found it to be a good effective modality and the relative risk, even in the event of overtreatment , was very low indeed.
Thermolysis however, is the only modality to ever cause me any limited scarring.I cut a small nick into my eyebrow , the result of an inaccurate insertion with high level thermolysis, using picoflash and the thermolyis energy cutting a small section of skin. If as an electrologist you've ever used thermolysis to remove a skintag, you know exactly how possibble it is to cut skin with electrcauterization.
Blend however I have never had the limited thermolysis energy be sufficient to cut skin. The levels are lower and it doesnt do that.
When youu are DIY'ing, your insertions, well they arent going to be great, especially when you first start. The potential for damage I would estimate to be exponentially higher with DIY doing thermolysis over DIY blend. So ,that, is why I advocate for blend for DIY purposes . I'm telling you the benefit of what I learned also going through that process. I hope you will pay attention, and learn from the mistakes I already made for you.
Edited by Iluv2zap (09/27/18 11:13 AM)