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#123581 - 03/06/17 10:31 PM Electrolysis on tanned skin
joben Offline
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Is it ok to have electrolysis on skin that is slightly tanned. The area is the back of my neck above the collar and it got slightly red/tan from being outside. I know with laser you cannot, but can I proceed with electrolysis?

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#123583 - 03/06/17 10:56 PM Re: Electrolysis on tanned skin [Re: joben]
fenix Offline
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Yes it's safe to have electrolysis when you're tanned, but expect to develop temporary side effect like hyper-pigmentation. PIH will fade completely after period of time.

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#123586 - 03/07/17 04:38 PM Re: Electrolysis on tanned skin [Re: joben]
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Never a problem to have electrolysis. Skin color doesn't matter. Hair color doesn't matter. Hair structure doesn't matter.

Just don't get a sunburn and then have electrolysis. Wait until your skin has recovered from the burn to have electrolysis.
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#123589 - 03/07/17 11:27 PM Re: Electrolysis on tanned skin [Re: joben]
joben Offline
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Thank you.

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