just wanted to stress to people trying out the one touch for the first time to make sure to have the device off (i.e., with your finger OFF the metal band) when first inserting it in the hair follicle.
i just got my unit about a week ago, and made the mistake of trying it out without reading nohair’s website thoroughly. i inserted it into roughly fifty or so follicles (about a four square-inch swath on the side of my forearm) while the unit was ON (at a power halfway between “0” and “1”), and now i have dozens and dozens of small red scab-like dots, indicating to me that the layer of skin above the follicle has been burned. it’s been two or three days, and they’re still there.
so…help! my own stupidity aside, i’m terrified of long-term scarring. i have south asian skin that is quick to hyper-pigment, but also quick to erase marks–i’ve rarely seen scars that have lasted longer than a few months. does anyone have any advice on how to minimize and help these burn marks heal? i’ve been slathering on the aloe (the Banana Boat gel), but i think something more serious might be in order to avoid scar tissue.
on a happier note, when i tried the one touch without having the device on during insertion (after reading no hair’s site and various other posts), i ended up with a few round misquito-bite like bumps that disappeared within hours.
i’m not giving up, but it’s definitely disappointing that i might end up having some scarring…any advice on how to minimize the likelihood of long-term damage would be helpful