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#116614 - 12/20/14 11:10 PM Re: PIH South Asian [Re: Michael Bono]
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#116615 - 12/20/14 11:10 PM Re: PIH South Asian [Re: Michael Bono]
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wierd ... locked out again.

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#116616 - 12/20/14 11:12 PM Re: PIH South Asian [Re: Michael Bono]
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Maybe it's because I said something in GERMAN?

SO ... WADAYA Gotta problem wit DAT?

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#116617 - 12/20/14 11:12 PM Re: PIH South Asian [Re: Michael Bono]
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Dear top contributors,

I am a south Asian female 35 yo, with a history of vitiligo on my chest and underarm. I have undergone electrolysis for many months hoping this would be the safest hair removal method without stimulating more vitiligo spots, predominantly treating chin/ upper lip hairs which left typical pinpoint scabs and otherwise overall has gone fine until now...

2-3 weeks ago had electrolysis of hairs on the skin overlying my nostrils. Over the past week, I noticed a single 2-3 mm hyper pigmentation spot overlying my right nostril which based on reading your posts should hopefully resolve. However I have few questions for which I am seeking advice:

1. I feel a tiny painful "indentation" underlying the PIH spot on my right nostril cartilage. Is it possible that the electrolysis damaged blood supply or resulted in permanent damage to the cartilage ? Have you ever encountered this? I fear skin or cartilage necrosis because this was never noticed pre-treatment and my opposite nostril does not demonstrate this.
2. What can I do to try to treat /care for this problem? What setting changes can you advise my electrologists if this area is to be treated again to treat remaining hairs? Or should I not risk it? My electrologists is pretty good, uses the apilus, and I believe predominantly blend / upper lip settings ..
3. Do you have patients with vitiligo undergoing electrolysis ? Is it safe for them? Have you ever witnessed permanent hypo pigmentation /vitiligo type effects in this group of patients?

Thank you in advance for your consideration,

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#116618 - 12/21/14 12:04 AM Re: PIH South Asian [Re: Blsulli6]
Michael Bono Offline

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I will be seeing my cooperating physician next week. I think this is a question for him.

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#116643 - 12/21/14 05:35 PM Re: PIH South Asian [Re: Michael Bono]
LDLD Offline
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Thank you for posting these pics, Michael. Very hopeful.

I hope one day I can have my arms and legs thinned out.

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