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#108519 - 08/24/13 11:06 PM Re: ELECTROLYSIS SUCCESS STORIES! Add yours here. [Re: Tina Marie]
Live & Let Live Offline
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Registered: 08/24/13
Posts: 32
Loc: Phoenix, AZ
I had my first electrolysis session today. 1 hour down, countless more to go! Yes, it was painful. It felt as if someone kept pricking me with a needle over and over and over and over...for an hour. My body kept twitching involuntarily. There is no turning back now, though, I'm in it for the long haul. So far, I have 1-hour sessions scheduled twice a month through the end of November.

Here are some specifics:

I'm a 41 year old female.
I have fair skin and red hair.
Area treated: chin
I've been shaving this area for years.
Method: Blend

My plan of action is
Chin
Upper Lip
Sideburns
Brows
Arms
Legs


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Aug 24 2013 Right Chin BEFORE.jpg (827 downloads)
Description: BEFORE PIC

Aug 24 2013 Right Chin AFTER.jpg (727 downloads)
Description: AFTER PIC



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#108532 - 08/25/13 12:23 PM Re: ELECTROLYSIS SUCCESS STORIES! Add yours here. [Re: Live & Let Live]
dfahey Offline

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Registered: 10/27/03
Posts: 9569
Loc: Columbus, Ohio
I'm happy for you Live and Let Live from Phoenix and welcome to Hairtell. Thank you for sharing and I hope you keep sharing with this board as you move forward with that cruel facial hair.

I'm going to move your post to another thread because this thread is for cases that have ended and the clients are fulfilled and happy with their results. Your post now appears on the thread entitled, ' Electrolysis diary in Phoenix, Arizona' .

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

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#110614 - 11/12/13 12:41 PM Re: ELECTROLYSIS SUCCESS STORIES! Add yours here. [Re: dfahey]
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This post was copied and pasted from another thread:

#110613 - Re: Oum's Electrolysis Diary [Re: Oum]
zarin
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Registered: Thu Sep 12 2013
Posts: 1
My daughter suffers from PCOS and has severe side effects because of her condition. Laser did not help even after 3 years. after gratduating she became a recluse and did not persue her career. that was the time I thought I had to do something. So I got training for electrolysis and after I got my qualifications I saved and bought apilus cleo. the hair on her face was twice as much and twice thicker then yours when I started the treatment on her. That was 2 years ago and almost most of the thick hairs dont grow anymore and I am now working on finer hairs. It has taken me longer because I am not very experienced but I feel it was worth the effort. ELECTROLYSIS WORKS.

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#110618 - 11/12/13 02:11 PM Re: ELECTROLYSIS SUCCESS STORIES! Add yours here. [Re: dfahey]
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From 2011:

#82227 - Mon Jan 24 2011 08:13 AM Re: My electro journey..SO SO GOOD!!! [Re: Barbara_CPE]
vibe1luv~
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Registered: Mon Jul 13 2009
Posts: 100
Loc: California
Good morning!
I have never been a soda drinker so there is no need to cut out sugar free diet sodas. I cannot say I never use sugar supplement, I do use it very rarely in ice tea, and did try the sugar free coffee creamer...BLAH, Ill stick to the non fat!!!

I just want everyone to have such a wonderful progression with electro! I have worked very hard! This is by far one of the best things I could have done for myself. I really have had to readjust my mind process, first to deal with the pain, the after math, and prep of electro. So many days I just wanted to give up, or after two hours of being treated, I would walk to my car and just sit there and CRY!!! At the time it felt like I was crying for the hours lost in electro from my family or personal life, but i think now I actually had to go through some grieving in order to let the hair go. I had lived with it for twenty years, it was a huge part of who I was! Letting go and moving on ment I had to find other parts of my personality and let those parts shine!
I went back to my endo and she congratulated me on my hair removal success and said BUT BETSY take care of your body! This is when I went oh SH*T she is so right! Hence the lifestyle change, I never went on a diet, I knew I had to cut out carbs but I never choose a diet plan! This is just who I am now!
My goal was to get to a size 13 by June, I passed that, 160 by June, passed! And to run a fun race in 2011. Im doing a 5K in February!
To anyone who questions electrology I say this, find someone you trust, get a good long consultation, talk to others, make sure the outfit is clean and comfortable. Ask to talk to other clients. And then fully enjoy the results of a commited quest. I hear so many ppl say "it doesnt work" I ask what is your schedule for hair removal, they say oh i go 15 minutes every week or two, I just shake my head, read about hair grwoth cycles, you will know why you must jump in with two feet and be dilligent!
Im close to forty and I wish I would have done this ten years ago, but its never to late. Im in the best shape of my life, and I enjoy it all without stubble or a 5 oclock shadow.
The work I do now is mostly on these course white hairs, that let me tell you have grown to at least an inch. I do not spend a lot of time looking at them but when I do, oh goodness! I end up trimming them a bit!!!

Happy Monday!!!
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~BETS~
135 hours into thermolysis electrolysis on my neck, upper lip, sideburns, chin, cheeks, chest, between breasts and nipples.
Instatron Machine. Started April of 09. $2000. Nor Cal, Humboldt County

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#111470 - 12/31/13 10:51 AM Re: ELECTROLYSIS SUCCESS STORIES! Add yours here. [Re: dfahey]
orangecode Offline
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Registered: 07/02/08
Posts: 38
Hello everyone,

I hope the holidays have been going well.

My long-overdue electrolysis success story post is finally here. As a few of you know, I turned to Hairtell in desperation 4 years ago, when I was at the end of my rope with facial hair. I just could not stop the hair from appearing every single day! Here is a thread where I first described my situation and posted my picture.

Old thread

Here are the before and after pictures. The before picture was taken in December of 2009 while the after picture was taken this morning (December 2013). It took me about 18 months to get to being consistently like I appear in the 'after' picture i.e. by mid-2011, my face has been as depicted in the 'after' picture.

Before:



After (my chin is not swollen - I was smiling so my chin appears bigger):





At the time I first posted (2009), I lived in New Jersey and I started traveling to Buffalo to see James (I think I saw him 2 times for the first clearances), and then I moved to Ohio and would see Dee regularly. The first few clearances with James and Dee involved marathon sessions, mostly because I was traveling from so far away and it would not be economical to only work for an hour. However, after those first 6-8 or so marathon sessions, which sometimes lasted from the morning until the evening (like 10am-4pm or something like that), I saw a dramatic improvement, and the treatments tapered down. I started seeing Dee every 2-3 weeks or so, and the treatments were for 2 hours each time, instead of the marathon sessions we used to have in the beginning. I donít remember the total number of hours of electrolysis I had in all (Dee probably has the number in her records) but it was well worth the effort.

My chin became really clear after the first few clearances but it took about 6 months before I had the guts to start wearing my hair up. By Month 9, I started letting people get close to me when they talked to me (I used to habitually step back in the past). By the end of 18 months of treatment, I was effectively the same as other women out there Ė my chin looks wonderfully smooth today.

I see an electrologist here in CT every month or every 6 weeks. We spend maybe 20 minutes on my face, but itís usually to remove small numbers of fine hairs that I have become obsessed with (yes, you develop an obsession with hair that other people cannot see. Sometimes I tell my electrologist ďI can see a hair there!Ē and she assures me that nobody else but me is looking at my face like that) Ė the face is perfect now, if I must say so myself. We have moved on to my belly hairs, which are not nearly as bad as my face was, so that also does not require much work. I think the belly and the stragglers on the chest will be done by May.

I canít even begin to describe the difference this has made. I have not tweezed in years Ė yes, thatís right: YEARS! I have finally convinced my sister to go for electrolysis.

So if youíre out there worrying about whether or not electrolysis will work for you, if you have the right electrologist and you have the patience to see this through (it took me 9 months to be really confident again and about 18 months to be certain that the hair monster has been slain), and if you have the discipline to stop plucking, electrolysis is a wonderful, wonderful thing!

Good luck,
OrangeCode (Two-years-of-tweezeless-bliss) smile

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#111477 - 01/01/14 07:32 AM Re: ELECTROLYSIS SUCCESS STORIES! Add yours here. [Re: orangecode]
zarin Offline
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Registered: 09/12/13
Posts: 5
It is so nice to hear such success stories. My daughter had gone through a very tough time too with problems related to her pcos condition and hair. Hers is a success story too. It has changed her life. I see a new person in her and she is moving forward with lots of confidence. My advice to everyone is never to give up. End result is always very satisfying.

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#111479 - 01/01/14 07:55 AM Re: ELECTROLYSIS SUCCESS STORIES! Add yours here. [Re: orangecode]
Lara07 Offline
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Registered: 06/29/13
Posts: 61
Thank you for sharing your story! What awesome work and your skin looks fantastic. This is encouraging for me to see.

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#111535 - 01/05/14 04:05 AM Re: ELECTROLYSIS SUCCESS STORIES! Add yours here. [Re: orangecode]
orangecode Offline
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Registered: 07/02/08
Posts: 38
Originally Posted By: orangecode
Hello everyone,

I hope the holidays have been going well.

My long-overdue electrolysis success story post is finally here. As a few of you know, I turned to Hairtell in desperation 4 years ago, when I was at the end of my rope with facial hair. I just could not stop the hair from appearing every single day! Here is a thread where I first described my situation and posted my picture.

Old thread

Here are the before and after pictures. The before picture was taken in December of 2009 while the after picture was taken this morning (December 2013). It took me about 18 months to get to being consistently like I appear in the 'after' picture i.e. by mid-2011, my face has been as depicted in the 'after' picture.

Before:



After (my chin is not swollen - I was smiling so my chin appears bigger):





Edit: I notice the 'after' image may have disappeared. Well, here it is again, hosted on another site.

http://s29.postimg.org/b72ep3tef/IMG_2165.jpg

At the time I first posted (2009), I lived in New Jersey and I started traveling to Buffalo to see James (I think I saw him 2 times for the first clearances), and then I moved to Ohio and would see Dee regularly. The first few clearances with James and Dee involved marathon sessions, mostly because I was traveling from so far away and it would not be economical to only work for an hour. However, after those first 6-8 or so marathon sessions, which sometimes lasted from the morning until the evening (like 10am-4pm or something like that), I saw a dramatic improvement, and the treatments tapered down. I started seeing Dee every 2-3 weeks or so, and the treatments were for 2 hours each time, instead of the marathon sessions we used to have in the beginning. I donít remember the total number of hours of electrolysis I had in all (Dee probably has the number in her records) but it was well worth the effort.

My chin became really clear after the first few clearances but it took about 6 months before I had the guts to start wearing my hair up. By Month 9, I started letting people get close to me when they talked to me (I used to habitually step back in the past). By the end of 18 months of treatment, I was effectively the same as other women out there Ė my chin looks wonderfully smooth today.

I see an electrologist here in CT every month or every 6 weeks. We spend maybe 20 minutes on my face, but itís usually to remove small numbers of fine hairs that I have become obsessed with (yes, you develop an obsession with hair that other people cannot see. Sometimes I tell my electrologist ďI can see a hair there!Ē and she assures me that nobody else but me is looking at my face like that) Ė the face is perfect now, if I must say so myself. We have moved on to my belly hairs, which are not nearly as bad as my face was, so that also does not require much work. I think the belly and the stragglers on the chest will be done by May.

I canít even begin to describe the difference this has made. I have not tweezed in years Ė yes, thatís right: YEARS! I have finally convinced my sister to go for electrolysis.

So if youíre out there worrying about whether or not electrolysis will work for you, if you have the right electrologist and you have the patience to see this through (it took me 9 months to be really confident again and about 18 months to be certain that the hair monster has been slain), and if you have the discipline to stop plucking, electrolysis is a wonderful, wonderful thing!

Good luck,
OrangeCode (Two-years-of-tweezeless-bliss) smile

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#111538 - 01/05/14 07:12 AM Re: ELECTROLYSIS SUCCESS STORIES! Add yours here. [Re: orangecode]
Ali1987 Offline
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Registered: 12/20/13
Posts: 44
Wow! I can't wait for my chin to look like this

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#111581 - 01/06/14 12:37 PM Re: ELECTROLYSIS SUCCESS STORIES! Add yours here. [Re: Ali1987]
Helen1983 Offline
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Registered: 08/28/13
Posts: 301
I'm sorry I just wanted to reply to one Dee posted above regarding a women shaking her head at someone going for 15 minutes every 2-3 weeks. I currently get around 2-5 hairs around each nipple and on my chin between appointments sometimes it's 5 sometimes it's as little as 2 I tend to see a dark sucker pop up recole in fear and leave them up to 5 days to see if anymore come threw which they normally do then ring to book an electrolysis appointment I pay for 10 minutes every 2.5 - 3 weeks am I doing something wrong? have I got people shaking their heads at me going on this schedule I'm confused by this. I've got an appointment booked on Thursday 9th Jan I last went on 23rd December.

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