After a year of contemplation, yesterday I finally tried it.
I have upper lip hair that never has been removed, the only thing I have done to it was bleaching.
Initially I was very very scared of the pain and scarring. One thing I regret not doing is asking the important questions before the procedure, like what method was being used etc. (I know it was either blend or shortwave because I asked before deciding on which electrologist to go to).
She asked me if I did anything to my hair before and how long ago it was since I’ve bleached(I said a few weeks). I asked her how long she would think it would take and she said about a year and a half, depending on how my skin reacts. She said every other week for 10 minutes should be good. Then she went right in. At first I asked for 5 minutes because I wasn’t sure how painful it would be, but it was surprisingly tolerable. It just felt like a prick each time for me, so we went for 10 minutes.
During the procedure, I felt her zapping the same area a few times on some spots which scared me a little… (Feel free to share opinions on this matter)
right after the procedure the area was swollen and red, swelling went down pretty quickly, after an hour I would say swelling was 90% gone? and redness went down as well, but the follicle area(?) where the hairs have been removed were still a little red. 3 Hours after the procedure I went to the movies with my friend and she couldn’t tell that I’ve had electrolysis done, so that was a relief :eek:
I applied witch hazel a several times. When I woke up this morning one side of my lip was completely back to normal, but the other side you could still see a little bit of redness in the follicle area. But it is hardly noticable.
I was just wondering, what should I be putting on the area to make the redness(in the follicle) go away? My electrologist told me just to apply witch hazel several times, and that’s about it.