Electrolysis: StoriesWrite a Review
New technology is not painful!!! Read my update!
- posted 2 years ago
- updated 6 months ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $50
- Kim's Electrolysis (Irvine, CA)
Wow...looking back on all my reviews, you would...
- 6 May 2011
Wow...looking back on all my reviews, you would think I am a very unfortunate looking individual, haha...well, my mom took me and my sister to get Electrolysis when we were 24 (six years ago now) due to inheriting her upper lip hair (thanks, mom!).
We got a dentist to numb us, so it was pain free on the upper lip, but we had a little extra time, so she did some of the stray hairs under my eyebrows, and man, you feel it. While I was able to tolerate the pain, it hurt enough to make me cry involuntarily. You know what I mean, how sometimes when you mess with that area, like plucking or whatever, you get a little tear in your eye? Well, the tears were aflowin.
It was totally worth the minor discomfort though. I still have to pluck my eyebrows (we were conservative), but its not the unruly mess it used to be.
I went back for some touch-up electrolysis and was...
- 30 Nov 2012
If you need hair removed in small places or the hair is sparse, I believe that electrolysis is superior to laser. Laser is good for large areas where there is a great deal of hair to remove...it will zap a bunch at once. It is not as good on small areas with sparse hairs. In this situation, electrolysis is preferable. Also, I believe that laser has more scarring potential. A friend tells me she got laser hair removal on her face for some stray hairs and was left with very slight scarring that only she notices. Still, its the face, so I would rather use electrolysis and feel comfortable that I would not scar. In Nashville, I have negotiated $50/hr by buying five hours with friend. The lady, Kim, is really sweet and works out of her home. She really knows what she is doing and makes me feel comfortable.
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Kim is so sweet. But be sure to remember...she doesnt take credit cards, so bring your cash!