I’ve just had electrolysis on my upper lip for the first time. I got a recommendation for my electrologist from my dermatologist, and I went with a woman who has been in business for 24 years.
My question is, how long should my skin appear red and irritated after treatment? She said I’d have redness and swelling for a few hours afterward, but my upper lip was still swollen the following day. I’m now 2 days post-treatment and my skin is has patchy redness with a few whiteheads and tiny scabs.
Is this part of the normal healing process? Or should I perhaps ask for less current or something else differently next time? I’m African American and my skin is olive-colored and prone to hyperpigmentation, so I’m a little concerned that this prolonged irritation will end up turning darker.
Any information will be much appreciated! Thank you.