I’ve been seeing my electrolysist for quite a while now and whilst I’m happy with certain aspects of her work, I’m not so happy with others. For example, I never feel the hair being tweezed or pulled out, but I tend to suffer alot with scabbing after treatment. I always get scabbing after work on my cheek area and sometimes it can take up to two weeks to resolve, although I don’t know how much of this is due to the fact that I have sensitive skin.
My last appointment was on Friday morning and it was only after looking at my upper lip last night that I noticed I have a small red pit on my upper lip. This isn’t the first pit I have on that area, I actually already have a couple of small pits there from past treatment. I’m wondering whether or not my after care routine could be causing any problems? The reason I thinking this is that my electrolysist has over 25 years experience and is always very busy. Having said that she is in her 60s now (not that older electrolysists can’t give great treatment!) and I don’t think her eyesight is quite what it was.
Here is my aftercare routine:
After treatment I wash my face with cool water and apply pure aloe vera. I’ll apply it again during the day.
At night I’ll wash my face with cool water and dab on tea tree oil with a cotton bud
The next morning I’ll gently wash my face with Neutrogena Extra Gentle Face Wash (could washing my face be giving me pitting, should I stick to water only?) and apply savlon antiseptic skin cream. I do the same for the next 2 days.
Does my aftercare routine sound okay? I never rub or scratch the area. Thanks!