I have never heard of anyone thinking their skin was more oily after starting electrolysis. I have no idea what this means. Could it mean that your hormones are still changing? Oiliness and hair problems often go hand in hand.....
--I would probably agree with you on the hormones, I was just curious.
Can you answer these questions for me? The answers will tell us a lot about your particular hair problem.
How long (number of months or years) were you tweezing for an hour every day?
Have you stopped all tweezing?
--I have accidentally tweezed in the past 9 months about 20 hairs. (I am devastated that I let that many get pulled)
Have you been getting the same areas cleared every week since February?
--I have only gotten 1 clearance since Feb, due to the fact that is partly my fault, because I shave the day before and then let it grown the day of the appt, so it might not be long enough, plus there is a lot. The first time I let it grow, I had a really bad day coping with the amount of hair. I do go once a month after letting it grow 2 days and that helps a lot.
What "coverage" is your hair growth? i.e. chin only or full face and neck
--She is focusing mainly on the chin and neck, then if there is time left she works on a few on the cheeks(when I say a few it is like 4 per side) and then upper lip. So an 1 1/4 hours for chin and neck and 15 mins for the rest.
Hope that helps!!
So this is what your reply tells me. After 16 years of tweezing for an hour every single day (read this as 7 hours per week) you have gotten one clearance after about 8 months of 1.5 hours a week of electrolysis. Starting on a client who tweezes that much is frustrating for the electrologist as well as the client. That tweezing really can hide the severity of the hair problem.
I don't know how anyone "accidentally" tweezes a hair so I will gently suggest that you don't accidentally tweeze any more, okay? It would also help the electrologist that you do not shave the day of a treatment. Start by shaving the night before instead of the morning of....as you progress you will be able to (you will have to) go longer without shaving.
Your electrolysis treatments may very well take longer than others, but if your electrologist has good skills you will get there. Most of us can tell stories about many, many women who had their lives changed by successful treatments.