A hour of treatment on the upper lip is too long for such a small area with hair follicles so close to each other. This is overtreatment and if I were you you, I would not let it happen again. When I work on an upper lip, I do no more than 20 - 30 minutes. Even with the use of ballet gold probes and with a fabulous epilator such as my VMC Silhouet-tone, I wouldn’t dare go beyond that window of time.
If you have scabs, leave them alone and do use aloe vera. Make sure your upper lip is back to normal before you have electrolysis again. If you’re so inclined, discuss the prolonged swelling with your electrologist. Did she/he give you an ice pack after treatment?? I routinely give my clients an ice pack for the drive home along after applying a nice cool application of aloe vera right from the refrigerator. It feels great and starts the healing process immediately.
I usually see my upper lip clients every two weeks, however, a healing time of one week is just fine.
You are in the drivers seat and can dictate the time of the treatment session and the interval of treatments. After a treatment, your skin should be back to normal within a few hours. Some very sensitive clients may need a day, but swelling on day four means the treatment was too aggressive and shouldn’t be repeated. Talk with your electrologist.
Even though you “have a ton of hair” be patient and consistent with your appointments and you will start to see a nice improvement within 6 weeks or so.