A few years ago I had electrolysis done on my upper lip with no problems or side effects. Since then, we moved, and foolishly, I did not return to the same practitioner this time.
I had electrolysis done on my upper lip almost a week ago. It was excruciatingly painful, and afterwards she put on no ice or other cooling substance to prevent swelling. She told me any irritation should be gone within 24 hours. By the time I got home my lip was puffy and red with obvious red dots at each place in which she put the needle. The next day, the swelling and pain were still there, and the red dots were worse.
We went away for the weekend during which things did not improve. While away, I bought some Hydrogen peroxide because my lip was getting redder and I was worried that it had become infected. I put on the peroxide (which burned terribly and foamed in each hole) and then covered the area with petroleum jelly to keep out possible contaminants. (I have since read on your site that I shouldn’t have used petroleum products…too late for that!) It was a bit better by the next morning, so I have continued doing this. Unfortunately, it’s now almost a week and I am still experiencing pain…it feels like nerve pain…and still have many, many obvious red dots on my lip.
Does anyone out there have any suggestions of something that might help me? I certainly didn’t expect this!!!