I've tried 2 local Electrologists and I would say my experience at both places was not successful, so I am still looking. The first time I used no pain medication or cream of any kind and it hurt so badly that I only had 1 hair done.
The second time was with a different Electrologist and recticare was used, and I noticed no difference in pain level between that session and the session with the first Electrologist. I was only able to tolerate 1 hair. After that, I tried laser but only one session, and only 3 or 4 hairs fell out from that.
The area in question that I was targeting both times was on my toes, which have thick, dark, course hair that I shave twice a week.
What I am seeking is someone who is legally allowed to administer safe and effective pain medication for treatment of electrolysis.
Or, a less painful machine. I looked up electrology machines to see which one is the least painful, and it looks like something called apilus platinum, but I have not yet experienced that machine and I'm not sure if that machine would make much difference in my pain level on my toes. My pain levels would need to be reduced by at least half in order to tolerate more than 1 hair being done.
What should I do? I want to get these toes done and then move on to other areas and this has dragged out for 2 years already. Any advice is much appreciated.