I do hope some consumers come forth and share their views with you. Until then, I can tell you that I personally had electrolysis done on my legs many years ago when the process was slower and more painful. It worked, but I would have much rather have had that skilled electrologist that worked on me using an Apilus Platinum or one of the many fine professional epilators available today, with the better probes available today. Skin reaction would have been less and comfort would have been so much better.
I have cleared many legs as well. James is correct that it is easier than facial work. It does take several hours to just clear one leg, depending on the amount of hair one has, but it works on all structures and color of hair on all skin colors. You will lay on the table longer initially, but there is less hair per square centimeter on most people, so it is easier to move along. Where there may be 800 follicles per square centimeter on the face, there will be about 70 hair follicles per sqaure centimeter on the legs.
It's worth looking into if you live near an electrologist that can move along. Speed and deadliness is possible with electrolysis in the 21st century.
If my clients ask about removing their leg hair with electrolysis, my answer is always, OF COURSE it can be accomplished, BUT if they are good candidates for laser hair reduction, then I will broach the subject of getting a laser consult with one of the practitioners that uses a GentleLase laser. They decide and I'm indifferent as to what they want to do.
Dee Fahey, R.N., C.T.
Licensed by the State Medical Board of Ohio for Nursing license and Cosmetic Therapy/Electrolysis license
British Institute & Association of Electrolysishttp://www.electrolysis.co.uk/?page_id=16