Hi all. I don’t post here very much anymore, but I had a question I needed answered. I had my full beard removed years ago and still go back for occasional touch-ups (1-2 hairs) on my upper lip every 6 months or so (I also have more regular treatments on other body areas.) While I don’t think I have “scarring” from electrolysis, the areas of intensive treatment (upper lip, chin) have a small amount of wrinkling and orange peel texture with a couple of deeper pits around the corner of my lips. I think it’s a combination of slight skin damage from treatment as well as perhaps the beginnings of age starting to show.
Anyway, I’ve been looking into Erbium laser skin resurfacing and came across something that worried me. A local doctor, on his website, says specifically that he will not do ablative laser on anyone who’s had “intense electrolysis” on their face. He says that it’s because all of the hair follicles have been destroyed, and those follicles are necessary for the skin to heal. Now, I do still have peach fuzz (on purpose) but I don’t want to risk damaging my face by having skin resurfacing if it won’t heal. He’s the ONLY doctor I have ever seen list this as a contraindication (indeed, I have seen many other TG people who’ve had laser resurfacing after their electrolysis) but I wanted to check with the professionals on here and see what they say. Needless to say, I won’t be going to this one guy but I WILL tell whatever doctor I choose about my history of hair removal. I do not want to do “Fraxel” or anything like that as I’ve heard a lot of horror stories.