Example of an electrolysis session

Posted by: Deedra

Example of an electrolysis session - 03/24/12 12:43 AM

Copied and pasted Dario at Dectro's submission of an electrolysis YouTube video. Dario deserves a sticky. smile

Dear Hairtell readers,

here is the link to a video explaining how a professionnal electrolysis treatment session should unfold. Please feel free to share with other electrologist and also clients that don't know this permanent hair removal technique:

Electrolysis Treatment Session

Sorry for the quality of the video. It was made before the HD technologies came on the market smile
Posted by: madhu

Re: Example of an electrolysis session - 05/07/12 09:54 AM

Hi I recently saw laser induced stimulation of my facial hair....I need some advice of expert electrologist here.Please tell me how much time it will take for electrolyss to get rid of these hairs and whst should be my schedule.I need help.





Posted by: James W. Walker VII

Re: Example of an electrolysis session - 05/08/12 01:06 AM

If one got marathon sessions, one could clear out all that hair in a matter of days, and skip right to maintenance phase. At that point, you would be like any one else who came in for work. You could make this nothing but a memory in 9 to 18 months, with full clearances at least once every 6 weeks, but to always look finished, you would get clearances closer to once every 3 to 4 weeks. If you can clear it all in a concentrated time, then it would only take up one or two days once every month, if not, then one may need to go once a week for the first 3 months.
Posted by: madhu

Re: Example of an electrolysis session - 05/08/12 02:32 PM

thank you very much james.......so far I understood I have to get full clerance first...than have to go every 3weeks to get clearances....I have met a wonderful electrologist in my area who has 35 years of experience and all of them got away with hairs without even a single scar.She uses Flash thermolysis and is very quick...she said she would clear it in minimum of 3 hours.You are an expert...so thanks for your advice.I will keep in touch with you people regarding electrolysis sessions.
Posted by: madhu

Re: Example of an electrolysis session - 05/14/12 04:31 PM

Hi james...today i got my first full clearance of neck and face in just 2 hours 50 minutes.I really love my electrologist.It went well....I will keep in touch as my treatment progresses.
Posted by: stoppit&tidyup

Re: Example of an electrolysis session - 05/14/12 04:40 PM

Hi madhu,

Can I ask how long before this clearance you last did anything to your hair? I mean, plucking/waxing/threading/shaving?

How long since your last laser session?

How many weeks of growth was present?
Posted by: madhu

Re: Example of an electrolysis session - 05/15/12 12:46 PM

1)I didnt do anthing to my hairs not even shaved.Except for a few white hairs for which i underwent electrolysis once.I didnt even shave.

2)almost 6 months i had before my last laser session but i bet laser did stimulated growth rather than removing it.

3)I am posting my electrolysis pics here.

2 hours after electrolysis:




ONE DAY POST ELECTROLYSIS:




note that these scabs normally appears on 2 day and usually falls in 5-6 days in my case.I am telling from my experience of the electrolysis of the white hairs of mine.So I think they are normal prt of my healing process...i only get them along my jaw line and neck area not on my cheeks or lips.
Posted by: madhu

Re: Example of an electrolysis session - 05/15/12 01:03 PM

one more thing...
You can see sparse hairs on my lower side of neck...my elctrologist told me to come 3 days after for those...I really understand how tired she was after doing so long session as she was so quick.she removes atleast 35 hairs per minute.Its hardly 10 minutes work for her.
Posted by: stoppit&tidyup

Re: Example of an electrolysis session - 05/15/12 01:23 PM

Hey Madhu,

In that case, it sounds great.

If you have not touched the hair since your last session 6 months ago, then a lot of the total hair was removed in the first session. You may find you can easily go two months before needing another.

You can go every three weeks to catch the small amount of hair that should appear - these will be short sessions.

If your electrologist is happy working on telogen hairs as well, then if you wait 3 months and see how much hair appears, this will be a good indication of how effective the first clearance was. What one doesn't want is to see almost the initial number of hairs again!


You can still continue to experience induced growth from Laser even up to a year or more after your last session. Hopefully that won't be the case but if you get any surges of growth later, it will be difficult to tell if it's a result of the laser or the electrolysis.
Posted by: madhu

Re: Example of an electrolysis session - 05/15/12 03:12 PM

THANKS STOPPIT$TIDYUP...ACTUALLY I AM GOING FOR THE HAIRS IN MY LOWER NECK...I THINK IT WILL BE GOOD TO GET SMALL AMOUNT OF HAIR REMOVED EVERY 3 WEEKS BECAUSE THAT WILL BE NECESSARY TO CATCH THE HAIRS IN ANAGEN PHASE AND EFFECTIVELY KILL THEM SO FAR I KNOW.MONEY IS NOT AN ISSUE FOR ME.I HOPE EVERYTHING GO WELL WITH MY SKIN.I THINK BETTER TO LEAVE SKIN AND HEAL OF ITS OWN RATHER THAN APPLYING CHEMCALS.YES I DO BELIEVE GOOD SUNSCREEN IS ESSENTIAL PART.WHAT DO YOU SAY stoppit$tidyup?
I AM JUST WAITING FOR DFAHEY AND JAMES COMMENTS TOO...........

About my electrologist,she is such a jolly natured lady full of life.I feel so comfortable when i am with her.She can clear any hair which i want to get removed.
Posted by: stoppit&tidyup

Re: Example of an electrolysis session - 05/15/12 03:21 PM

Hi madhu,

If that is how your electrologist wishes to do it, that's perfectly fine. And once you have removed the hairs on your lower neck, maintenance work will keep you hair free most of the time.

If the electrologist has adapted his/her technique, the telogen can be treated effectively too. This is what me and my sister are doing.

I like to keep skincare natural. I use witch hazel water as a toner and rosehip oil as a moisturiser, which I believe also helps to fade the pigmentation you may get when the scabs fall off.

Do you mind sharing where you are located in case anyone is interested in your electrologist?
Posted by: madhu

Re: Example of an electrolysis session - 05/15/12 03:54 PM

I just saw your and yours sister electrolysis diary.....you have four times the hairs on your face and neck than me.Same is with your sister.It must be genetic....I thought i am only person in the world.I hope you hadve great results from your electrolysis hair removal.I was getting fine hairs even the finest hairs removed.I will keep in touch with you people about my electrolysis progress.You are an asset to this forum.
Posted by: madhu

Re: Example of an electrolysis session - 05/15/12 03:55 PM

I am located in INDIA...
Posted by: madhu

Re: Example of an electrolysis session - 05/22/12 10:42 AM

hi pics after 7 days of electrolysis:



Posted by: madhu

Re: Example of an electrolysis session - 05/24/12 05:40 AM

Hi everybody,need some advice:
Please suggest if i need some work on my eyebrows or they are fine.These are my natural eyebrows...please suggest if anyone feel that they need to be worked out.


Posted by: ekade

Re: Example of an electrolysis session - 05/24/12 05:49 AM

I think they have beautiful shape. Some models and actresses have wider eyebrows.
Posted by: mumbaigirl

Re: Example of an electrolysis session - 05/24/12 08:03 AM

They look fine to me.
Posted by: samafe

Re: Example of an electrolysis session - 05/24/12 11:33 AM

Your face looks great. I cannot really tell you had hair laugh
Posted by: madhu

Re: Example of an electrolysis session - 05/24/12 01:43 PM

thanks samafe....Yup its really a boost to myself.
Posted by: madhu

Re: Example of an electrolysis session - 05/24/12 02:20 PM

I want to share my experience with galvanic method of electrolysis...people say it is the safe method..but its not true.Actually first time i went to an skin specialist...she used galvanic method for a few grey hairs...I get so much scabbing with that and hyperpigmentation due to lye rust or may be staining...it has faded but still there.So,any method in unexpeienced hands will cause side effects.But luckily,I found my current electrologist who is a gem.
Posted by: madhu

Re: Example of an electrolysis session - 05/26/12 02:20 PM

this is my neck and chin after 8 days of electrolysis...


I hope people will not be scared of electrolysis...It if causes damage,it is mininmal and very localised.Laser causes widespread damage.
Posted by: madhu

Re: Example of an electrolysis session - 05/28/12 06:13 AM

my next sesion is scheduled in couple of days...will be posting pics.
Posted by: madhu

Re: Example of an electrolysis session - 06/10/12 06:46 PM

pic 2 weeks after the session

Posted by: madhu

Re: Example of an electrolysis session - 06/27/12 04:46 PM

hi everybody...today i got second clearance of my face ...it took total of 3.5 hours...yup it includes a few minutes of talk with my electrologist...my pics are here;
LEFT SIDE OF FACE;


RIGHT SIDE OF MY FACE;


the scabs on my left side of neck are little bigger in size...the hairs there were very fine and shallow i think so.Yup i am little worried about the bruise in center of neck...but my
electrologist said it will subside of its soon and nothing serious.
Posted by: madhu

Re: Example of an electrolysis session - 06/29/12 07:01 AM

Hi my pics after 4 days...

RIGHT SIDE OF FACE


LEFT SIDE OF FACE


I THINK FEW BIGGER SCABS I AM SEEING IS BECAUSE SOME HAIRS REMOVED VERY CLOSE TO EACH OTHER...
Posted by: Lara07

Re: Example of an electrolysis session - 07/12/13 04:22 PM

It looks like you never had hair! I hope to have these results someday.
Posted by: madhu

Re: Example of an electrolysis session - 07/13/13 01:26 PM

Hi lara...nice to hear that my story is giving you such a hope.Yesterday I went for another session lasting just 40 minutes after 2 months.Yup Electrolysis work.Will post my recent pictures soon.
Posted by: madhu

Re: Example of an electrolysis session - 07/13/13 01:28 PM

Dear lara,you will achieve the desired results...just stick to the timetable and be regular with appointments.
Posted by: Ms.Audrey Marie

Re: Example of an electrolysis session - 07/18/13 04:27 PM

Madhu... So glad to heard things were going so well with your electrologist right off the bat. How are things going now? Have you kept your regular schedule and upkeep of electrolysis? How are things looking?

Your right in the fact that the scabs can be found in healing. Its generally a combination of a few things. Although as an electrologist I personally strive to find a treatment level (probe and setting) that will get the work don't and not effect the surface of the skin. It can sometimes be close to unavoidable factors include; skin type, proper insertion, proper after care, proper hydration, proper probe size and how course the hair is. As long as the scab is super light and as you described falls off in a few days. We are not talking about large deep scabs taking weeks to heal those are not ok. They may not develop permanent damage but are high risk of doing so. Also hydration plays a big part in this try upping your level of water intake and hydrate the skin from the inside. After care can eliminate this as a whole. I always give my clients 100% all natural aloe and recommend application 2x a day for 3 days after treatment in the treated area. This keeps the tissue hydrated form the outside. Finally the skin can also tend to build up a little resilience and become less effected from treatments as you continue to move forward and you might find you scab much less. With out making many changes.

Excited to hear how your journey is "clearing up" !
Posted by: madhu

Re: Example of an electrolysis session - 07/18/13 06:22 PM

Thanks Ms Audrey for your advice....I have developed a great fath in electrolysis now.It only removes hair permanently.

When a new client walks through the door of a professional electrologist for that first time, we already know what the outcome will be - PERMANENT HAIR REMOVAL. It is such a peaceful feeling. We don't need to ever behave like a snake oil salesperson trying to shake money out of our clients, gambling that electrolysis will work for them. We KNOW that it will deliver results and they will get their life back.

Happy for you madhu!
Posted by: madhu

Re: Example of an electrolysis session - 08/03/13 08:11 PM

As promised,my recent pics taken one day after electrolysis session....




Posted by: James W. Walker VII

Re: Example of an electrolysis session - 08/04/13 04:16 PM

You are looking good!

Thanks for posting and giving hope to those who are searching for answers.
Posted by: Deedra

Re: Example of an electrolysis session - 08/06/13 02:39 AM

Madhu,

A professional electrologist has the best job in the world. We sell a service where we KNOW what the outcome will be as soon as the client walks through the door. We never have to behave like snake oil salespeople, putting on our best face to shake you down, knowing that the snake oil is really corn oil. We know that you will be fine when the plan and the process is all finished and you are free of bothersome hair.

Thanks for your pictures and feedback.
Posted by: ChicagoHarriet

Re: Example of an electrolysis session - 02/07/14 06:56 PM

Firstly, this OP is extremely helpful. Thanks as always!

Secondly, I'm searching for this now, and I don't want to ask an annoying repeat question. BUT, can anyone direct me to the "first consultation" thing someone wrote up a while back?

I'm going to see 3-4 before selecting one to work with and I'd love that list of things to ask on a first appointment and maybe also annoying questions that don't really matter.
Things I have jotted:
- what machine are you using and can i record the levels for my records
- thermolysis, blend or both
- what phases of hair growth do you work on
- can I do a large first clearance
- do you use disposable needles or store my needle
- I pluck often, do i need to stop for a few months before starting treatment
- if I get pregnant will you still treat me or do you recommend waiting
- how flexible is your schedule, I want to respect both of our availabilities

any other suggestions?
Posted by: Laurier

Re: Example of an electrolysis session - 02/08/14 12:26 AM

Stop plucking (forever) and call Kelly Morrisey- Kelly Inc.