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I have had dark hair on my upper lip as long as I can remember. I'd finally had enough embarrassment and started tweezing in high school. I had always heard "don't shave - it'll grow back thicker and darker." Unfortunately as I began to research permanent hair removal several years ago, I learned that I was misinformed and in fact my 13 years of tweezing helped strengthen the hair root, causing the hairs to grow thicker and stronger, and making the permanent hair removal process even more difficult.
I spent 2 years receiving treatments from an electrolysist in San Antonio and was initially pleased with the results but within a year I felt my progress had slowed and I thought that all the years I had tweezed was slowing things down. My electrolysist in SA did an okay job but I wasn't seeing the progress I expected, she used an old machine, and sometimes she would pluck out hairs (a big no-no) because her machine hadn't properly zapped them. She also cancelled my appoints much more often than I thought appropriate. At this point I decided to find someone new and after some research it appeared that Bette at Austin Medical Electrolysis would be my best option and I began driving 35 miles every few weeks to receive treatments from her.
I have now been seeing Bette for 8 months (10+ treatments) and I am extremely pleased with her services. I wish I had began to see her right from the start of my electrolysis process. Bette is very professional and appears to be deeply knowledgeable in the field of electrolysis. I always get appointments when I need them, she's never cancelled on me, and only once was she running late and I had to wait about 10-15 minutes. She has a brand new high tech machine and she uses special flexible electrolysis needles. This equipment is amazingly effective and ensures that she zaps the hairs perfectly every time (no more plucking out the occasional hair). Honestly, Bette's treatments are slightly more uncomfortable than my past electrolysist, and she charges slightly more than average, but these "cons" are totally worth it because month by month I am seeing for myself how much more effective these treatments are - I am definitely getting the quality service I pay for. Additionally Bette has a special after-treatment that leaves my skin much less irritated and it heals so much quicker than I've experienced in the past.
Bottom line: Bette and her services are awesome. I've seen incredible progress on my upper lip; I can see the light at the end of the tunnel and soon this unsightly dark hair will be gone for good!
Great experience for me!.
After reading some of these reviews - I have to wonder - what the other side of the story was... I've had nothing but great interactions with this lady!
I priced some people out before choosing Bette's practice. Although she was slightly more expensive than another (less capable) person - her professionalism, honesty, attentiveness and talent are well worth the couple extra bucks! She actually gave a trial treatment on our first encounter and no one else did that. You also get exactly what you pay for. There is no lost time counted for prepping and clean up. It's all hair removal time start to end of your designated appt block. Anyway, I've been seeing her for several months and we are both very happy with the results we're getting. If you are serious about hair removal - this is who to choose in Austin. She actually keeps up to date on her credentials. Bet you didn't know that... people have to keep them current or they really shouldn't be using them. If you don't go to Bette, make sure you do your research or you won't be getting what you paid for.
I agree!. I called to set up an appointment for electrolysis and the lady was way too busy! I called and my messages were never returned and when I finally did talk to her she couldnt even set up an appontment because she was traveling then told me she would call me which she never did. I will just take my business elsewhere.
The Best. Going to Bette Pritchett has been the best thing that has ever happen to me. I have seen my hair problem begin to go away and I?m very excited for the change. She takes time to explain the procedure, making you for comfortable in her hands. What sold me on Bette was her knowledge and the fact that she gives a free consultation to prospective clients. At that time you will be able to get some hairs removed giving you a physical prospective on the procedure. I have fallen in love with ELECTROLYSIS!!
got a lot of spare time?. I will never know what kind of electrolygist Betty is. After waiting over 40 minutes past my initial appt ime, and then another 20 minutes at my rescheduled initial visit, I have decided to look elsewhere. When I tried to explain to Betty the inconvenience of such long wait times, she talked to me as if I were a 3-year-old rather than a grown woman. I understand that these things happen from time to time, but reacting so defensively and unsympathetically simply solodifies my choice to move on. Good business would have Betty providing me with other options, perhaps offering me a discounted first visit. Bad business has me providing Betty with this negative, albeit accurate, review.
This client was a no-show for her first appointment, tried to work her in later, but as you can see, no good deed goes unpunished. Consider the source, she cannot spell electrologist OR my name, and will never know the amount of free overtime I give to deserving clients when they are in a bind.
Editorial Review by Citysearch Editors. With over 30 years of experience, AMEC's certified professionals provide complimentary consultations and trial treatments for permanent hair removal.
User review by susan1949. Very knowledgable and dedicated. Excellent sterile procedures. Staff is well trained.
Knowledge and Expertise. I have had electrolysis and laser treatments from various clinics. Bette Pritchett has knowledge, expertise, and credentials I've not seen before. Austin Medical Electrolysis Clinic has advanced equipment which made the process much more comfortable, even on very sensitive skin. I was impressed w/ their knoweldge and service. I also saw more precautions for sanitation than I've seen before. Bette is an international expert & speaker on electrolysis.
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