Hey everyone. Long time no see. My electrolysis is doing fine, or so I think. Yesterday I was searching for some topics related to itchiness (I get some in the area the first week after the session) and I found some info that worried me quite a bit:
“Scars do not show up until 6 months to a year or more later due to the fact that inflammation can take 6-8 months to recede and the scar tissue 2-3 months to contract. So, looking at your face the week after treatment does not tell you if you are being scarred.”
This is basically a horror story for any client that thinks they are healing well. I searched around and it’s from this site: http://www.tsroadmap.com/physical/hair/zapefx.html
I do have the usual redness, got two infected pimples (on different sessions, could be ingrowns, not sure) and a few spots have hypopigmentation (my skin is creamy white, I have whiter spots in some places).
I’ll post a pic of my progress eventually, got no time now. I just wanted to know if that info is accurate. My doctor had already warned me against electrolysis, saying it leaves such scars but I thought with some control amd management (doing the same area biweekly only with medium current and tending to the skin) it could be avoidable.
I’ll definitely ask my electrologist about this. I’m only seeing her in a month, though, cuz I’m going on vacation, all these hairs be damned