Hello. I made an account to ask if my experiences/reactions to electrolysis are something I should be worried about.
I live in a small town and wanted to get electrolysis done on my face. There don’t seem to be many places to do it here, but my spouse’s mother recommended one place she goes to so I went there.
It started a few months ago. I had weekly sessions at first, then every two weeks, and now every three weeks. I think (but am not completely sure) that it is working as far as hair removal goes, though I have also had some laser hair removal done there so that might be it.
However, I do notice that my previously perfectly smooth face is now bumpy along the jaw, and a little on the lip. In short, in all the places I had elecrolysis done. I have been bumpy ever since I started and the electrologist said it was just ingrown hairs that would disappear after enough exfoliating.
I do think at least some of the (largely flesh-colored, by the way) bumps might be ingrowns, but I’m worried that there might be something else going on. They haven’t gone away. I do have very sensitive skin, but I’m not sure this is normal.
On top of that, I have something that looks like either enlarged pores or pit scars to the right of my mouth. They are pretty much invisible, you need to be very close and specifically looking for them to see them, but I don’t think they were there before. I might have some above my lips as well.
There is also a sort of thin, also barely-visible black line next to these. It is under the skin and looks a bit like a hair, but I’m not sure what it is.
I never picked at the scabs I did get from electrolysis, by the way.
Also, I should point out that later on I discovered that it is standard procedure to conduct an interview before starting treatment, as well as cleansing the area before treatment. Neither of these things ever happened in my case.
I also don’t know that machine or method is in use.