My second appointment was booked for 30 minutes. Honestly, after my first appointment, I left wishing I could have had more than the 10 minutes. Each hair is individually taken out, and it takes a long time, so every minute counts, to me.
Marge said that she had some more work on my chin, but that we'd move up to the hair on my upper lip. She went though the same sanitary procedures as before, and we had a nice chat while she was cleaning up my skin, preparing it for treatment.
As before, the chin hair wasn't too bad. Like I said, it's not comfortable, and you're not going to go, lie back and relax, but it's not horribly painful either.
She spent half of time on my chin, and then moved up to my lip. She did a few hair under my bottom lip and on both sides of my upper lip. The pain factor on my upper lip was completely intensified from the chin.
I could absolutely say that many of the treated hairs hurt. A lot. But, for me, waxing my upper lip hurts. A lot. When I wax my upper lip, I always get the wax on, the strip of cloth on and then have to pump myself up to get them off. So, I figured it would hurt, but hoped it wouldn't. It did.
Because she only spent about 10-12 minutes on my lip, I had to question her about booking a 30 minute appointment next time. I told her that it hurt, and she told me about her experience with electrolysis on her upper lip. She told me that she had to have her electrologist keep stopping for breaks, and that I could do that as well, but when we're paying by the minute, I don't want to stop for breaks.
She also told me that I could take a pain killer 30 minutes before the appointment, and that might help. She then showed me a tube of lidocane that I could buy for $11, if the pain killer didn't help.
She also reminded me that a new batch of hair would be coming in on my chin, and the entire 30 minutes wouldn't be on my lip.
We then talked about men, and how she has had many men quit coming because they couldn't tolerate the pain because of the large areas of hair they have to have removed. But, according to Marge, I will become desensitized to the pain. It will get easier.
I decided to suck it up, make another 30 minute appointment and remind myself that this is the only FDA approved form of permanent hair removal, and that's exactly what I want. And plus, if I can birth 2 babies, I can certainly take 2 30 minute appointment of electrolysis a month, can't I?