woof.. this has become a homework for me.. hehe..
ok i had my 5th treatment today (its been a week) on my chin and sideburns (and 3rd treatment on randam hairs on my upper chest bone)..3rd treatment because the hair there grows really slowly (and they are few) and takes longer to show up.
so anyway before i went in, the previous old dark black hairs were back very thin and light. i wasnt even embarrased or worried about covering it up when i went to school. i didnt even care! Before, i wouldnt be caught dead with the same thick black hairs showing and would have to obsessively pluck! That is some major improvement. (and after 5 treatments with thermolysis!)
the side burns grow reallllllllllllyyyyyyyyyyy slow. everytime i go in for appointments, the lady barely has any work to do in that area. and she gets so excited too! lol
the chin however grows much faster and is consistent with hair growth at the end of every week. but the hair is much thinner and lighter.
this time it took 15 mins.. like last time. Remember, first time i went it, it took 30 mins.
I am still at the same setting of 20 for thermolysis.. which is considered a high setting (as the electrologist said) and she is very satisfied with my pain tolerance and results. (God bless)
She puts some witch hazel after every treatment and i go home and use polysporin and aleo vera (not at same time of course).
skin looks good. healing is good. I dont touch my face between treatments with any thing, but the usually washing of my face, and putting on the polysporin etc. In a shower, i am careful not to rub the area, ESPECIALLY if there are scabs. Being gental is the key.
Thats all for now. My next appointment is a week from now and i am expecting the same results from above.
good luck to everyone!
p.s. just wanted to add that the time i felt the least amount of pain was on my very first visit. its funny cause i was never able to go back to that "lesser pain" state. I still use the same high setting and the only explaination i can give is that the first time i went in, i was expecting something extremely painful and when i actually did it, it was nothing. Now, its bareable, but not like the first time, it was great!