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#124284 - 07/02/17 07:51 AM Re: In need of some feedback [Re: angelfeather]
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Hmm, I don't have that many hairs to do 30 minutes on the upper lip. It's only been a week since I stopped threading. I would perhaps be able to tolerate half an hour, but what I can't tolerate is going two weeks until many hairs grow, so it's out of the question for now.

What I find amazing is that it's been five days now and I only have a couple of hairs on the chin. I don't remember any point of my life where my chin was soft for such a long period of time. Someone here had told me that after the 6 month mark, the difference would be huge, and I'm starting to realise it now. I'm amazed!!

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#124286 - 07/02/17 01:22 PM Re: In need of some feedback [Re: angelfeather]
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Tolerating 30 minutes on the upper lip is related to the skill and very close to that, the equipment used by the electrologist. You can schedule weekly appointments to maintain the upper lip or you can clip the hair if you go longer in between the sessions. I would skip doing electrolysis if you are going do any temporary solution that PULLS out the hair.

Indeed, the first 6 months is the hardest, but you must stay loyal to the plan - 9-18 months and put in the hours that are needed to clear and maintain.
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#124288 - 07/03/17 12:26 PM Re: In need of some feedback [Re: dfahey]
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Originally Posted By dfahey
Tolerating 30 minutes on the upper lip is related to the skill and very close to that, the equipment used by the electrologist. You can schedule weekly appointments to maintain the upper lip or you can clip the hair if you go longer in between the sessions. I would skip doing electrolysis if you are going do any temporary solution that PULLS out the hair.

Indeed, the first 6 months is the hardest, but you must stay loyal to the plan - 9-18 months and put in the hours that are needed to clear and maintain.


I know enough by now not to mess around with ANY type of plucking while treating an area. I was fine threading myself my upper lip until now because I thought it was convenient (and it is, in a way, I much prefer it to wax), but since I realised I can tolerate the pain of electrolysis there, that's it. No more messing around.

Having good results on the chin has also helped me decide I should get rid of the upper lip as well, and I'm thinking about stray hair on my upper arms that bother me. Once you start, you always find more to treat. grin

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#124293 - 07/04/17 02:08 PM Re: In need of some feedback [Re: angelfeather]
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I noticed I had some long dark hair in my upper arms and I told my electrologist to get rid of them today, and boy did that hurt!!! It wasn't so much the pain, it's just that I couldn't control my reactions, I flinched all the time. She said it was normal reflex behaviour and it was all right.

I'd rather have my upper lip treated than this, lol. I thought arms would be piece of cake, but I was wrong.

The hairs weren't many (around 20 in each arm) and I don't remember messing around with them in the past, so I hope they won't come back.


Edited by angelfeather (07/04/17 03:55 PM)

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#124298 - 07/05/17 05:57 PM Re: In need of some feedback [Re: angelfeather]
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They (the hairs) should not come back if they were treated thoroughly the first time, but a new group of hairs will most likely appear, then another group, then another group, etc. We call these hair growth cycles and there is nothing you or the electrologist can do about this except to be there to treat all new hairs to come, until you reach "the bottom of the barrel". Pretty soon, you run out of bothersome hair follicles.
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#124346 - 07/19/17 12:12 PM Re: In need of some feedback [Re: angelfeather]
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I had a long session on the upper lip yesterday, and the area is slightly swallen even now, 24 hrs later. Is this normal? It didn't happen the other two times

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#124353 - 07/21/17 01:53 PM Re: In need of some feedback [Re: angelfeather]
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it can be normal if there was a lot of work wasdone there. You probably already realize this but the swelling should subside quickly
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#124356 - 07/22/17 09:19 AM Re: In need of some feedback [Re: angelfeather]
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The swelling has calmed down now after three days, but I'm sad about the red spots. I can't go anywhere without makeup anymore. Is it going to be like this for the whole next year? Should I ask my electrologist to lower the settings? I don't get many scabs, but I'm worried about the skin pigmentation. At the same time, I don't want to be undertreated and multiply the time needed to finish.

Upper lip is seriously proving to be so much worse than chin.

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#124357 - 07/22/17 01:33 PM Re: In need of some feedback [Re: angelfeather]
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there's no good reason for excessive marking/red spots on upper lip. Use of picoflash and an insulated probe makes short work of such areas with almost no skin reaction.
Upper lip is not a difficult area to be treated and can often be comlted in 9 months or so. Regardless there should not be excessive marking and if there is, thats a good reason for the electrologist to be re-evaluating their technique.
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#124367 - 07/23/17 09:16 AM Re: In need of some feedback [Re: angelfeather]
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This is how it looks, treatment was on Tuesday, today it's Sunday. We haven't worked in the middle hair yet because I don't really have dark hairs there so they can wait.

Does it look normal? Should I still look so red, or are the settings too much for my skin?


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