You’re supposed to use it once every two weeks. I’ve been using it once a week instead because my ability to remember something every other week is pretty bad and also I don’t think I’ve been using it as intensely (overlapping zaps) each time as the instructions say to do, so a second treatment probably doesn’t hurt.
There are five levels. They say to use the highest that you are comfortable with. I started out with level one, which was a light tingle. Two weeks later nothing had really changed. Level two hurt more and Level three was unbearable. I had to ask DH to take over because I was flinching too much when I tried to do it myself. Level two did seem to help some. Then I had a conference and plucked for that. When I got back, level three wasn’t so bad pain-wise. I think the difference in pain was because there were fewer hairs to kill given the plucking. I can also tell a big pain difference between heavily populated follicle areas and areas of sparser hair density. Level three works much better at killing hairs. Chin hairs die and fall out over a two week period after use.
I’m not done with the treatments yet, but I have a lot fewer chin hairs at this point. There’s still plenty, but if I stopped now, it might be a manageable plucking number (at least for this hair follicle cycle– apparently hair grows in cycles and you have to kill off each cycle).
So, on the whole, I’m glad I purchased it. Of course, I wasn’t expecting all the hair to go away, just to get a decrease to more manageable levels so I don’t spend 20 minutes or more plucking hair every single day. And that decrease seems to be happening.
And that’s my mid-use update.
We’ll see if I can remember to keep it up once school starts!