Friday, August 28, 2009


I have an appointment with my aesthetician today at 11am. It's for my electrolysis on my upper lip. You know, I'm one of those unlucky girls who has a mustache. I used to wax it but they started growing unevenly so I've decided to do something else. I asked the aesthetician about laser, but she said with the type of hair that I have and my skin type, it's not going to be very successful. So she advised me to do electrolysis instead. I'm a little bit anxious because I don't know what to expect. Is it going to be painful? Is she going to put some topical anesthetics? I have no idea.

But what in the world is electrolysis?

Electrolysis is a more guaranteed form of hair removal and works on dark AND light hair.

How it works The aesthetician inserts a sterile needle into every hair follicle. A low-level electrical current kills the follicle. Because electrolysis focuses on one hair at a time, it can be a tedious process, which makes it ideal for small areas like the brows, upper lip and chin.

The pain factor The pain from electrolysis is greater than laser and it may feel like 20 pricks to your one for laser hair removal. Cost is about $60 for a typical 30-minute session, but the con is you need about 15-30 visits to see the best results (ouch!)

Are results guaranteed? Yes. Unlike laser and pulsed lights, electrolysis kills every follicle the aesthetician treats.

I hope everything works out well. *fingers crossed*