I started Electrolysis three weeks ago. I would like to relate my experiences and get comments from the experts. First, a few of the details.
The treatment area is my face.
I have had three treatments so far (once a week), for an hour each.
We are using Flash thermolysis
The first day my practitioner treated a concentrated area around my chin. During treatment the pain was perfectly tolerable without using anything for to numb the area. The area was swollen and red for a week. The area still has a bit of scarring and soreness heading into week four.
The second treatment I discussed the problems with the chin area and she said she would treat smaller sections around the mask area in the hope that it wouldn’t cause as much irritation. Once again no pain medications and not too uncomfortable. We did try some topical pain relief on one side but I found that it made things worse. This maybe because it wasn’t on long enough (she put it on at the start of treatment) and it only numbed the surface. This time the soreness cleared within 48 hours, the redness lingers a few days more.
Third treatment on the upper lip, the pain brought me to tears. Not much soreness and only slightly red for a few days. I do have some flaking of the skin in this area.
My aftercare has been to clean with witch hazel and aloe with vitamin E immediately after getting home and several times the first day. followed by the same two or three times a day the rest of the week
I have had some oozing of yellowish stuff from the first area and barely any in the other areas. This would only be the for about 24 hours.
For the next appointment I plan on using a topical prior to treatment.
I am still a bit worried about the problems with the first area. The redness and soreness persist.
Any comments appreciated