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I chose to recommend electrolysis

I Chose to Recommend Electrolysis

I chose to recommend electrolysis to a client recently. The condition of the hair was such that I felt the hair removal results would be much more effective continuing electrolysis rather than switching to the laser as a treatment for hair removal. Here is the reason why.

Comparing Hair Removal Choices

A client of mine, receiving electrolysis hair removal treatments for a period of time, decided they would like to switch over to laser hair removal to treat the same area in place of electrolysis. My client believed the hair would be cleared faster, and there would be less treatments involved, and most likely there would possibly be no shaving of the hair involved. On our initial consultation before beginning treatment, I gave an in-depth explanation of how both the electrolysis and laser treatments individually work in the hair removal process.

After examination of the hair needing to be treated, I observed that the most effective treatment would be electrolysis and not the laser for my client in this particular area. The electrolysis was agreed upon as the treatment option and the treatment began.

Clients and Continuing Education

Let me say that its very important to me to always continue to educate and re-educate my clients so they know what the outcomes will be in their informed decision. Of course, there will always be questions along the way, which I encourage.

I Saw Red

When I observed my client’s hair from different angles, I could see, that even though it appeared to be dark on the outside, there is a hue of red running through the outer shaft of the majority of the hair. In this case, I knew the laser would be able to target only the hair that had more pigment in it and most likely only weaken the remaining hairs. Red hair tends to be less responsive to laser treatment than other colours of hair.

Laser Works with Pigment

Laser works with the pigment in the hair and in this case, I knew electrolysis would be the best choice for my client. Electrolysis will treat all colours of hair. The benefits of electrolysis hair removal for this client is the best choice.

Alternative Options

There are alternative options depending on individual client needs. Treatments of laser and electrolysis can be integrated in a specific way. All client cases are unique and its important to treat them as such.

Information and continued education throughout client treatment helps in understanding not only options, but how treatment is progressing and whether a switch in hair removal treatment method is something to be considered.

One Recurring Client Question, Let Me Explain

One Recurring Client Question, Let Me Explain…

It has come to my attention over the years of working in the field of permanent hair removal, my clients have one recurring question they desire an answer to. I would say during most of my consultations there is one question that comes up no matter what the area being examined for hair removal is. The consultee’s question to me is: “What will be the average time and cost for the area/areas I would like treated?”

No Simple Answer

Now that is not a question that can be answered in just a few words. As a matter of fact, I usually find I need to explain that there is no average and that the question needs a more lengthy explanation as there is no simple answer. Let me explain.

Different Areas Have Different Types of Hair Growth

Different areas of the body have different types of hair growing. Some hairs are coarse, some medium and some are fine. The hairs in different areas need specific treatment settings and timing depending on what type of hair is growing. If there is more than one type of hair growing, for example, coarse hair and fine hair in one area, then there will be different treatment settings and timing for each of these types of growing hairs.

The Long and Short of It

The coarser the hairs, the longer the timing and higher the setting will be to treat those hairs. The finer the hairs, the less timing, and lower settings to treat those types of hairs. There is also the consideration of whether the hairs have been tweezed, waxed, threaded, depilated, or shaved in the past. Really, the short of it is that each client’s hair growth treatments are so individualized. One client’s treatment protocol may be so different to another client’s treatment protocol. Therefore, the cost of treatments will vary.

Precise Treatment Protocol

The best way to outline the precise treatment protocol for your specific hair growth needs, is to book an appointment to come in for a consultation. The purpose is to see and examine the type of hair growing in the area and whether there have been temporary methods of hair removal used before. This will help determine the correct and individual hair removal schedule to obtain lasting results.

If this recurring client question is one you have considered asking, please give us a call to book your one-on-one consultation appointment.

My Electrologist Practice: Twenty-Nine Years and Counting...

My Electrologist Practice: Twenty-Nine Years and Counting…

Wow! It has been twenty-nine years and counting since I started my practice as an electrologist. I was just thinking the other day how time flies by. Where does the time go? There has been so much to learn and experience. This includes the technical aspects of my profession, as well as interpersonal interactions. Building warm and sustaining friendships and acquaintances over the years have been a blessing.

Meeting New Clients

It is a pleasure every day to meet new clients and revisit with present ones. Each client is so different and unique in their personality and their goals. Finding a specific and tailored plan for each client is essential to meet their goals.

Knowledge and Learning

Considerable knowledge has been acquired over the years. When I first began training in my profession, I found the process of hair growth was more complex than I thought it would be. I also believed brown spots and sun damage were untreatable. When I took my training in laser treatments, I learned that brown spots and sun damage are treatable. Skill in the use of laser technology gives me the ability to repair and improve the skin’s appearance.

Closely Working with Clients

It is important that my clients and I work closely together. Their complete confidence in me is ensured by my many years of training and experience. My clients put their trust in my ability to fulfill their specific needs in their treatment of choice, for this I am very grateful. I will do my utmost to live up to the trust they have placed in me.

The Journey Continues

As I continue my professional journey that I started twenty-nine years ago, my commitment is to make the experience of my clients genuine and positive. From the initial consultation to the end of treatment, it is vital that my clients have the full picture of their treatment process. I continue to educate and re-educate my clients, so keep those queries coming. Any questions that come to mind are welcome and encouraged.

Electrolysis – Commitment, Consistency and Patience is Key: Hair Growth Cycle

Electrolysis – Commitment, Consistency and Patience is Key

Commitment, consistency, and patience is key to achieve many long-term or important goals in our lives. However, a quick fix mentality pervades our society today. It affects our personal expectations in many aspects of our lives.

Our instinct is to dislike complexity; therefore, we want things to happen at the speed of light.

We’re Living in an Instant Society

This expectation for instant results flows into our everyday life. We prefer to lose weight, look younger, and get rid of unwanted hair at the speed of light. Whatever happened to patience? Remember the old saying: “Patience is a virtue.”? Yikes! I’m probably dating myself.

Lessons Learned in the Past Still Apply Today

I recall when I took my training in electrolysis hair removal close to twenty-nine years ago. We were trained that to succeed in removing hair permanently it took commitment, consistency, and patience on the part of the client and the electrologist to get to the point of permanent removal of the unwanted hair.

It is still the same today. It takes those same principles because there is no quick fix for permanent hair removal at the speed of light scenario.

In discussing my clients’ concerns and expectations we are always able to come up with a treatment plan unique to the client. I will continue to educate my clients all the way through the process.

It is important to me that my clients ask questions and if there is a concern about the electrolysis treatment, I am always open to a discussion and to answer all questions.

Here are some of the more popular subjects of which my clients have inquired:

Commit to the process. Once you start permanent hair removal treatments, it is important to make a commitment from the beginning to the end of the electrolysis treatment for hair to be permanently gone.

Different types of hairs require different amounts of treatments. A robustly strong hair will need more treatments than a softer, less robust hair to be permanently gone.

There are different hair growth cycles. This is why it is important to book treatments when the hair is in the correct cycle for treatment of the hair/hairs. The target cycle is the anagen cycle.

Initially, close and consistent treatments are the key. A client that is new to electrolysis treatments will need consistent treatments close together for the first 2 – 4 months to clear the area of hair. Later, the treatment may be shorter in length or further apart. If the area is a larger area, the hair will have to be cleared in one area and then move on to clearing the rest of the area.

In Conclusion

It is important for me to understand the outcome my clients are looking to achieve. Continue to ask questions and share your concerns. It’s going to take commitment, consistency, and patience on both yours and my part for permanent hair removal to be achieved.

We’re Back and Reconnecting!

We’re Back and Reconnecting

During the weeks after re-opening day, I have been excitingly welcoming and reconnecting with my amazing clients.

I am so thankful to everyone for their continued reliance and trust in Electrolysis by Shelly, time and time again. It is so nice to see all of you and catch up on the recent events in your lives during the COVID-19 closure. I love all of the stories you have shared with me.

Welcome News

One tidbit of exciting news that happened to me during the COVID-19 closure of my office is, I became a grandma!  My son and daughter-in-law had a beautiful baby girl at the beginning of June.  What a wonderful and unique experience! To those of you who have experienced becoming a grandma, I am sure you can relate. 

It is nice that summer is finally here, and we can enjoy the warmer weather.  I was so happy that I was able to go for lunch with my mother and reconnected with her in person.  Have you been able to reconnect with your family or friends?

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