The new information you gave leads me to believe that your electrolysis treatment may not be the sole problem. It is good that you will be seeing a dermatologist on Tuesday, as someone needs to see you.
Just some thoughts, victim. I’m pondering now about the tweezing and ingrown hair scenario. Ingrown hairs (hairs circling back into the skin) can result in a chronic bacterial infection that can spread, but only a doctor can diagnose this and prescribe a treatment appropriate for you.
General principles of treatment for ingrowns that are infected consist of the following:
Use Dial or other antibacterial soap for washing the face.
If you shave, change razor blade daily or soak head of electric razor in 70% alchohol for an hour daily.
Don’t shave too closly.
IFFFFF this is your problem, perhaps your doctor will prescibe a salve with an antibiotic and a hydrocortisone mixture to attack ingrown hair infection on the outside along with some antibiotic oral therapy for an attack on the inside.
Something is definitly going on with this part of you skin, whether it be from ingrowns or some other bacterial manifestation. You need to be diagnosed and treated before you proceed with electrolysis. Sounds to me like your are acting upon the problem very well. I understand your depression and embarrassment, but keep moving forward to figure this out. Your doc may want to prescribe low dose oral-antibiotics pre- electrolysis treatment if you are prone to this kind of reaction for some unknown reason.
Did you scan over the referral section for a NJ electrologist? I personally can’t recommend anyone.