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#59739 - 02/04/09 09:19 PM Re: Electrolysis [Re: jezebel17]
Leo1 Offline
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Registered: 10/27/08
Posts: 155
Loc: UK
eeks I never took any before pictures Jezebel, should have done really to compare. The laser has done a good job on upper lip, sideburns and in middle of eyebrow, but defo caused extra growth on sides of face and neck area - the hair was obviously not course enought there for the laser. But I will defo keep you posted.
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Female
Treating:
Start: 15 Dec 08 - Electrolysis - sides of face, upper & lower lip and chin/neck. Started belly area around May time 09. Had about 58 hours on face to date 14/08/2011.
Start: 19 Jan 09 - Laser with Apogee Alexandrite 5500- Bikini, upper and lower legs. 6 sessions on bikini, 5 on upper and lower legs to date 06/05/2010. :-)
Had first session of laser on arms and lower back with same laser as above on 2nd March 2010. to date had two sessions on 3/4 arms and 3 on lower back to date 24/08/2011.

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#59917 - 02/11/09 10:26 PM Re: Electrolysis [Re: Leo1]
Leo1 Offline
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Registered: 10/27/08
Posts: 155
Loc: UK
Hi every1 went in for my 5th session today 1 hour, she did sides of face and neck area. I would say just about full clearance on sides, she just needs to tidy neck area and then she can move on to those few stray finer hairs on upper lip which the laser couldn't shift. so far so good. really feeling very confident about my therapist, she just gets on with it confidently.
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Female
Treating:
Start: 15 Dec 08 - Electrolysis - sides of face, upper & lower lip and chin/neck. Started belly area around May time 09. Had about 58 hours on face to date 14/08/2011.
Start: 19 Jan 09 - Laser with Apogee Alexandrite 5500- Bikini, upper and lower legs. 6 sessions on bikini, 5 on upper and lower legs to date 06/05/2010. :-)
Had first session of laser on arms and lower back with same laser as above on 2nd March 2010. to date had two sessions on 3/4 arms and 3 on lower back to date 24/08/2011.

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#59939 - 02/13/09 07:10 PM Re: Electrolysis [Re: Leo1]
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Loc: UK
just a catch up been 2 days since treatment - got quite a few scabs on neck area but normally clear up within 5 days - is it normal to get these scabs?
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Female
Treating:
Start: 15 Dec 08 - Electrolysis - sides of face, upper & lower lip and chin/neck. Started belly area around May time 09. Had about 58 hours on face to date 14/08/2011.
Start: 19 Jan 09 - Laser with Apogee Alexandrite 5500- Bikini, upper and lower legs. 6 sessions on bikini, 5 on upper and lower legs to date 06/05/2010. :-)
Had first session of laser on arms and lower back with same laser as above on 2nd March 2010. to date had two sessions on 3/4 arms and 3 on lower back to date 24/08/2011.

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#59940 - 02/13/09 07:23 PM Re: Electrolysis [Re: Leo1]
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Posts: 9674
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Yes, but we try to do everthing possible to avoid scabbing. Tell her about it. Think if you did something to cause this. Sweating from exercise can cause this. Clothes rubbing against the area can irritate the tissue, exfoliating and nubby wash cloths can be too much for a healing area in the first three days. Avoid these things. Use good aftercare and they will go away faster most probaly. Try dabs of tea tree oil, aloe vera gel and witch hazel. Keep it simple and inexpensive.

Never, ever pick off a scab! Let the tiny wound heal from the bottom up and then the scab will fall off on its own.

Dee
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Dee Fahey, R.N., C.T.
Licensed by the State Medical Board of Ohio for Nursing license and Cosmetic Therapy/Electrolysis license
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ELECTROLYSIS FAQ'S:

British Institute & Association of Electrolysis

http://www.electrolysis.co.uk/?page_id=16

Do not give up, the beginning is always the hardest.

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#59948 - 02/14/09 10:16 AM Re: Electrolysis [Re: dfahey]
Leo1 Offline
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Registered: 10/27/08
Posts: 155
Loc: UK
Hi dee
I do everything you say with the aftercare. So really its down to the treatment. Does it mean she is not targeting the hair properly (hope not!), but these scabs do usually go within 5 days after treatment - they are just very tiny scabs.
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Female
Treating:
Start: 15 Dec 08 - Electrolysis - sides of face, upper & lower lip and chin/neck. Started belly area around May time 09. Had about 58 hours on face to date 14/08/2011.
Start: 19 Jan 09 - Laser with Apogee Alexandrite 5500- Bikini, upper and lower legs. 6 sessions on bikini, 5 on upper and lower legs to date 06/05/2010. :-)
Had first session of laser on arms and lower back with same laser as above on 2nd March 2010. to date had two sessions on 3/4 arms and 3 on lower back to date 24/08/2011.

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#59951 - 02/14/09 01:50 PM Re: Electrolysis [Re: Leo1]
dfahey Offline

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Registered: 10/27/03
Posts: 9674
Loc: Columbus, Ohio
Oh, you are fine then! Do not worry about this. Anything that goes away with a week is perfectly normal.
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Dee Fahey, R.N., C.T.
Licensed by the State Medical Board of Ohio for Nursing license and Cosmetic Therapy/Electrolysis license
_____________________
ELECTROLYSIS FAQ'S:

British Institute & Association of Electrolysis

http://www.electrolysis.co.uk/?page_id=16

Do not give up, the beginning is always the hardest.

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#59990 - 02/17/09 08:44 PM Re: Electrolysis [Re: dfahey]
Leo1 Offline
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Registered: 10/27/08
Posts: 155
Loc: UK
had my 6th session yesterday of 1 hour. It was less than a week from my last treatment and my therapist noticed the tiny scabs (as there were some left on my neck)which were from the last treatment, anyway she made a comment and carried on with the treatment. She probably spent about 10 mins on each side of cheeks and the rest of time was spent on neck area, chin and little time on sides of upper lip. well by the time I had got home the redness had nearly gone. By morning I noticed I had no marks on my face. just some very slight red pin marks on neck area but nothing on my cheeks or lip. It still hurt when she treated me and I didnt feel the hairs being pulled out - so I am assuming she tweeked the machine settings and thats why my skin looks better, as every other treatment has left me with scabs the next day. I will ask her next week if she changed anything - I go back again on Monday. I have to say I am really pleased with the results so far. I can see very few hairs left under my neck. I would say complete clearence on sides of face. I just need her to spend a little time on monday on my upper lip to get the finer hairs that laser left behind plus neck area. I am hoping for full clearence on neck and face next treatment although I am only booked in for 45 minutes. But wow, I cant believe how quickly the treatment has took to get to this stage. In total I would say 5 hours have been spent on my face so far - maybe that is a long time but when I first went there seemed like alot of hair and I thought it would take forever. Im hoping after I get full clearence I will only need to go every three to four weeks. Keep you posted :-)
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Female
Treating:
Start: 15 Dec 08 - Electrolysis - sides of face, upper & lower lip and chin/neck. Started belly area around May time 09. Had about 58 hours on face to date 14/08/2011.
Start: 19 Jan 09 - Laser with Apogee Alexandrite 5500- Bikini, upper and lower legs. 6 sessions on bikini, 5 on upper and lower legs to date 06/05/2010. :-)
Had first session of laser on arms and lower back with same laser as above on 2nd March 2010. to date had two sessions on 3/4 arms and 3 on lower back to date 24/08/2011.

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#59998 - 02/18/09 12:19 AM Re: Electrolysis [Re: Leo1]
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Registered: 07/24/08
Posts: 95
I am not an electrologist but I've been getting clearance for a while now and I still go every week. wanna kill it all ASAP...
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Ash
--my treatment: electrolysis on lip, brow, small female sideburns
laser with Candela GentleLase on bikini line and underarm.

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#59999 - 02/18/09 12:30 AM Re: Electrolysis [Re: AMH]
dfahey Offline

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Registered: 10/27/03
Posts: 9674
Loc: Columbus, Ohio
What does "for awhile now" mean? Two months? Four months? Eight months? Two years?
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Dee Fahey, R.N., C.T.
Licensed by the State Medical Board of Ohio for Nursing license and Cosmetic Therapy/Electrolysis license
_____________________
ELECTROLYSIS FAQ'S:

British Institute & Association of Electrolysis

http://www.electrolysis.co.uk/?page_id=16

Do not give up, the beginning is always the hardest.

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#60021 - 02/18/09 11:06 PM Re: Electrolysis [Re: AMH]
Leo1 Offline
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Registered: 10/27/08
Posts: 155
Loc: UK
and there I was being optimistic! Oh well all I can do is hope :-(
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Female
Treating:
Start: 15 Dec 08 - Electrolysis - sides of face, upper & lower lip and chin/neck. Started belly area around May time 09. Had about 58 hours on face to date 14/08/2011.
Start: 19 Jan 09 - Laser with Apogee Alexandrite 5500- Bikini, upper and lower legs. 6 sessions on bikini, 5 on upper and lower legs to date 06/05/2010. :-)
Had first session of laser on arms and lower back with same laser as above on 2nd March 2010. to date had two sessions on 3/4 arms and 3 on lower back to date 24/08/2011.

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