Irritation on treated skin

Hello, sorry to bother you again, i just have one more question to ask again since it bother me very much!

sometime, when i slightly touched the treated area for several times using a cotton swab! The surrounding skin becomes irritation(redness,itching) afterward, and a papule there usually . it go back to normal looking usually in hour or two. It sounds not good sign thougt, and it happens a lot recentley.

really appreciate any answer for this!

I wonder there might be mamy of ingrow hairs after electrolysits treatment!

Hi there tommychen. I just love all your posts! Glad to help out with those questions.

You didn’t say what you’re putting on that cotton ball to clean your face,(alcohol,seabreeze,witch hazel or something else?). Perhaps your allergic to something or you are rubbing the area too hard and too frequently. Are you doing this soon after your electrolysis treatments?

Electrolysis is actually a permanent treatment for ingrown hairs, but if the person doing an electrolysis treatment does not properly treat the hair with enough energy to kill it, the top of the skin may heal over the follicle and the new hair from beneath may not be able to push through the skin. Inflammation (redness,swelling and pus) frequently occurs with ingrown hairs. Tend skin helps a lot and warm compresses can be very soothing,too.

I hope that clear enough for you.


Really appreciate your reply!

I know some of my question sounds stupid, i just want some professional explain for that ,thoght. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

in fact, i just using water to clean my face twice a day, because i prone to acne, some of cleanance products make my acne worse!
i did not use cotton pad to wash my face, I use a cotton stick slightly touch my skin for several times ,and then my skin become irritation.

your explanation of how ingrown hair formation are very clear, thanks a lot! I think i definitely have some ingrown hair, it just developed inflammation a lot thees days , feel so bad, <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" /> i feel life is suffering, i almost fight for my face everyday, (Excess hairs, acnes),just so so depress EVERyDAY, and never leave my house except i go to class.

Tend skin may not good for me, since i have a very sensitive skin, and some of acne.

One more thing, i used to apply Erythroycin Ointment very often on the treated points, after i read a post saying that Ointment may clog proe, so i just switched to the Aloe and tea tree oil.

If the top of the skin heal over the follicle ,then an ingrwon hair might grow underneath the surface, there is nothing to do with it, right it?