How Long Does Electrolysis Take?
How Much Does Electrolysis Cost for the Entire Project?
How Much Does Electrolysis Hurt?
Sound familiar? Those are the main questions people want to know before they will even come for one appointment. And, the very first appointment is definitely the scariest electrolysis appointment. I get it. I was scared, too. (I made this video to talk about how I got my goatee and stache removed.)
But, let me tell you – having my very lush goatee, neck hairs and kitty whiskers removed was SO MUCH FREEDOM! No more plucking or waxing. (I did not know then how bad plucking and waxing was at the time.) NOTE: Do not pluck or was. ONLY shave if you plan to come see me. We are going to need the bulb to stay intact so we can treat the bulb and the germ cells down in there!
So, I drew this drawing of my face. I know it looks like a 2nd grader did it. I am NOT artistic, but I wanted to give people an idea of how much hair I had. And, it took us between 6 and 8 months to get rid of 95% of it. But, keep in mind, that many of those appointments toward the end were 10 to 15 minutes. In the beginning, I had several one-hour or 45-minute appointments.
My rate is currently $120 an hour, so $2 a minute. (But, may have to raise my rates after being off for most of a year for the pandemic.) So, I figured out that my actual billable time on her table at the $120 rate would have cost me close to $1,000. (Maybe a little more with tips. But, I will tell you that tips are not expected and we never count on them.)
I think what kept me from going and getting started is that I was worried I was going to have to come up with a bunch of money upfront for some reason. And, I thought it was going to take me a year or two. I am not sure where I came up with this stuff, but that what was in my mind. Now, I can tell you that some of my clients will be coming to see me for a year or two. That is very common, actually. But, with the amount of hair I had, it did not take me a lot less time. (I also did not realize that electrologists charge by the minute.)
As far as the pain goes, I am a BIG baby. I literally get upset when I get a pedicure sometimes. Like that shit HURTS my toes bad. I also took an 800 mg Motrin before I go to get my Brazilian wax and a pedicure. I also did that when I had electrolysis, too. Works well for inflammation and took the edge off for me.
For my appointments, we did like 1 or 2 one-hour-long appointments. I went to see her very regularly for the first 8 appointments. I did that 8 or 9 weeks in a row. Then I switched to twice a week and then once a month. Now I am in maintenance mode and see her like once a or twice a year for like 5 minutes. (You know, you’re born with 1 million follicles. You just never know when a new follicle decides to grow a hair!)
Call or text me at 408-826-9087 and we can get you on my calendar.