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#124542 - 08/22/17 08:41 PM Electrolysis Damage - What Is This?
Marina325 Offline
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I have had several electrolysis sessions to clear my upper lip with the blend method. Most hair is gone but about two months ago I started seeing an area on the right side of my upper lip where the skin looks darker and has a gray/blueish color like a permanent shadow. However, it can't be a beard shadow because no hair is growing now. Can you please help me understand what this is?

https://www.dropbox.com/s/es8lwdvfqv55tzw/20170822_190622.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/wwarnoqk651jyep/20170822_190601.jpg?dl=0


Edited by Marina325 (08/22/17 09:20 PM)

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#124543 - 08/22/17 11:08 PM Re: Electrolysis Damage - What Is This? [Re: Marina325]
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Looks like post inflammatory hyperpigmentation to me.
Which would mean itwill fade completely with enough time.
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#124546 - 08/23/17 12:58 PM Re: Electrolysis Damage - What Is This? [Re: Marina325]
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The hyperpigmentation is common "side effect" of the electrolysis process.This should be explained to you by your electrologist during the consultation.

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#124555 - 08/24/17 03:43 AM Re: Electrolysis Damage - What Is This? [Re: Iluv2zap]
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Originally Posted By Iluv2zap
Looks like post inflammatory hyperpigmentation to me.
Which would mean itwill fade completely with enough time.


Indeed. In addition - and independent from that - two months after a full clearance there are also new hairs starting to form under the skin. That can make a dark shadow as well, and the color is not a light brown as in hyperpigmentation but blueish/greyish. That was the case with my own facial hairs as long as they were many.
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