So happy to have found this group…
I just started thermolysis electrolysis on my chin and upper lip.
First treatment was on Jan 22 and about 45min and I used my electorysists 10.56 numbing cream or 30 min before, it was not very painful and healing seemed normal (redness, small scabs, little white things - what is technical name?)
Anyway, I skipped a week bc of my time of the month and a social event planned but we plan to do weekly.
My second session was today (feb 5) for 30 min on chin and lip and WOW it hurt a lot - not like last time. I used my docs cream this time which is RX but 2.5 lidocaine and 2.5 prilocaine.
My electro has this amazing cream that is called anesten 10.56 lidocaine. Shipped from Korea. I’m about to order 10 tubes! Anyone else know if it? Another factor, I live in NYC…
I was very cold when I came in and didn’t have time to sit with the wrap on my face fro 30min but I did apply my RX cream the hour leading up to session and took Tylenol before.
Another difference…For my first session I took Advil per my electrologists’s reco. My doctor told me Tylenol’s would be better - should not have listened to my doc!
Anyway I want to post pics and see if people have advice. I don’t understand how I post pics - can someone tell me?
My face feels much more sore this time and I could feel the needle each time this go round, I think I’m going to listen to my pod casts next round bc I think I was too anxious and tensing up today. She is using gold needles on me that are thermal bc i am allergic to needle.
She has amazing bedside manner and has incredible reviews and has been in practice for 20+ years.
Appreciate any advice on this journey. We are all in this together!