My friend has a very difficult time handling the pain of electrolysis and she found a well-reviewed and reputable plastic surgeon’s office who offers 4 and 8 hour sessions with lidocaine numbing injections. She did a 4 hour session, and there was some minor scabbing and redness. Well, she went back for another 4 hours and returned with what appears to me to be about the worst possible outcome imaginable.
The photos below were taken 2 and 4 days post-treatment, respectively. She has been healing but there are obvious scars developing (which the electrologist says will “go away”). However, I have yet to find a scarier electrolysis photo online, and i have searched.
Here’s my issue. The electrologist who did this says she used the same heat settings (it was thermolysis) as before and is acting like it’s a complete mystery how this happened. They are taking no responsibility for this result, and my friend is planning on going back for more of the same treatment! Which I am trying to talk her out of.
Since there are a lot of knowledgeable electrologists on here, please tell me your thoughts on what the heck happened and if this is by any stretch of the imagination acceptable. I am still livid over this and pretty much have been forever scared off of ever getting electrolysis myself. It just seems too risky.