I’ve recently started my Electrolysis journey and am a little worried at the reactions I’ve had so far. I had a trial session done under my neck just to get a feeling of what would be involved. The machine used was the Apilus Platinum Pure. There was scabbing (similar to the picture below) that has since subsided but I’ve got raised bumps where some of the scabbing has gone. The picture below is exactly 2 weeks to the day I had it done:
My question is will these raised bumped eventually fade or have I managed to get those dreaded keloid scars? :o
The electrologist that did my neck recommended I get someone else to do the main areas I really want done (upper arms, shoulders and back) because they weren’t quick enough to do the large areas in any good amount of time. These areas are covered in newly grown thin hair as a result of failed laser treatment. I managed to find a BIAE registered member 20 minutes from my house. She uses diathermy but I can’t remember the machine name. It had 10 red lights going up to 10 and a mini dial at the front if that helps. Looked like an old machine. With her I started work on my shoulders, 1 hours worth of work on each. This was yesterday and the following are the results:
The left shoulder definitely has less scabbing but I’m just wondering if all that can be seen above is normal or if I have any concern to be worried about either electrologist. Are their settings too high? Is there too much scabbing? Am I at risk of scarring based on the first picture? Any advice to put my fears at ease or give me a reality check would be greatly appreciated.
P.S. I have very sensitive skin and have a skin condition called dermographism: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dermatographic_urticaria