I am a 19 year old girl, who made a decision to do laser hair removal on her face. My area of concern was my upper lip and while I was getting it done, I was like might as well remove my very fine and barely noticeable chin and jaw hair. Fast forward 3 treatments, each a month apart, I noticed hair growing on my neck. Now after the first 2 treatments, I didn’t notice any hair growth there so I think everything went bad during my 3rd treatment, the technician changed and god knows what she did. Anyways, now I have fine long dark brown hair on my neck and it keeps growing! Also, my side burns and jaw got worse, hairs are now black and long there. This has been such a self-esteem destroyer. Also got my hormones checked, everything is normal.
I did some research and discovered ELECTROLYSIS. Now I let my hair grow for about 2 months and went and got a session done for 30 minutes, that wasn’t enough to clear all the hair on my jaw or side burns but it looks better now, she also did a tiny bit on my neck, will continue with it next week.
My main area of concern is the scabbing and how to properly take care of my skin after the treatment. She told me to put a cold compress on the area of treatment and to use polysporin which I did. But after finding this website and reading about it, apparently polysporin is useless. Should I stop using it all together? My electrologist says it will help the scabs heal faster.
I got tiny brown spots or scabs on my neck a day or 2 after the treatment and it’s been 6 days since then and they are still there. Is this normal? How do I possibly avoid this? My electrologist says its fine and it’ll go and she can’t do anything that guarantees no scabs or even scars will form. I don’t know if this is a red flag telling me stop going to her. I didn’t get “scabs” to say on my jaw, but maybe 4 days later I saw reddish brown like dots that looked similar to scabs but honestly, I don’t know if they are scabs or something else, maybe just the hair growing back?
would attaching an image of my jaw be more helpful?
I have never heard of scabs forming 4-5 days later so I’m really confused about what’s going on and would really appreciate knowledge and advice about what could possibly be going on with my skin, what to do about this and if this is normal and WON’T CAUSE ANY SCARRING!!