So, today I had my first electrology appointment! This was just a short initial consultation with 15 minutes of treatment, but I'm going to be having hour (or more) long appointments in the future. We spent a lot of time talking about how electrology works, what to expect from the treatment, and suchlike. She said that most of her transgender clients take about 200 hours to fully treat the beard area, so it's going to be quite a while before I'm done with this, but I'm not surprised or discouraged by that.
The electrologist herself was very nice, and accepting of transgender clients. She even referred me to a local trans support group.
As far as the treatment itself, it didn't really hurt that much to me. Just felt like little pinpricks of burning for a split second. It helps that the machine beeps so I know when it's coming. I don't appear to have any severe redness, a little maybe, and no real swelling to speak of.
All in all I'm looking forward to my future appointments and the eventual completion of this part of my journey.