Q & A
the Young TS
A reader asks...
A couple of questions
have come up while chatting with one of my other pre-op friends. Did
the electrolysis unit you purchased at K-Mart actually work, or did
you have to return to regular electrolysis?
It did indeed work very well. In
fact, I burned out five of them by the time I stopped using them. For
the record, the machine in question is the "Inverness" home
electrolysis unit. It sells for about thirty dollars and runs off a
single nine volt battery. It is much less painlful than regular
electrolysis, but requires many more treatments to do the same job. For
me, It took forty hours EACH WEEKEND for a year to keep my face cleared.
What a pain that was, sitting in front of a make-up mirror for FORTY
HOURS once a week!!!
I used the machine for two or three
years, and by that time I was down to a couple hours a weekend, and only
had the clear hairs left. After that, I decided to go back to regular
electrolysis (actually "thermolysis") and have been doing that
for about 18 months as of this posting. I go in once a month or so for
about an hour. That keeps everything absolutely fine for the next four
weeks, and I will probably be more or less done in another year. (This
stuff takes forever!!!) Of course, for the whole month, I don't have to
worry at all, so I have no more concerns in that area, even under the
most intimate conditions.
A word of warning though... The home
unit IS very powerful. It has power settings from 1 to 10. I did all of
my work at 1 or 1.5. I tried 10 once and a piece of my skin just baked
and dropped out on the spot!!! Fortunately, that healed, but I suspect
if you go higher than 1.5 you are going to get some eventual scarring,
and if it is high enough the scarring will be immediate AND PERMANENT!
Can you tell me more
about what the "Biber Button" does. You only speak about it
briefly in your diary. Are parts of the abdomen actually pulled down
permanently to help give you a more female shape? If so, how does this
work? If not, just what is its purpose? I'm just trying to learn as
much a I can as I move on to my future womanhood.
Yes, that is part of it's job. The
other part is to hold everything in place internally for the first week
until enough healing sets in. The way it works is this: a wire is
inserted into the abdomen, passed through the new internal surgical
work, looped around the pubic bone, and back out the abdomen right next
to the other side of the wire. The two wire ends are tied to what looks
like an upholstery button on a sofa, and twisted so the whole thing
pulls tight to the abdomen, flattening it.
After a week, they come in and snip
one side of the wire and then use the button to pull the wire through
and out. Now that is a weird feeling, I can tell you! It doesn't exactly
hurt, but it feels like some little thing is crawling around inside you.
Fortunately, they do it with one quick pull, so the sensation only lasts
for a second, but it is so odd I'm sure I'll always remember it.
Thanks for sharing and
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