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#124624 - 09/08/17 03:17 AM Upper lip swelling weeks after electrolysis
tropics Offline

Registered: 09/01/17
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I had electrolysis on my upper lip three weeks ago with an experienced practitioner I had seen before. My previous visits had resulted in scabs and breakouts lasting approximately a week with very little swelling. During my most recent visit I had a longer treatment on the areas above the corners of my mouth and one side swelled considerably. Both sides are still discolored and pockmarked. I have had cosmetic procedures before and am used to variations in healing time, but this swelling seems unusual. It is about the size of a quarter and feels firm to the touch, though not terribly red or infected-seeming. I made an appointment with my dermatologist but have to wait a month to see her. Does anyone have experience with this same situation? Guidance? I'm getting worried, as it is rather noticeable. Thanks so much.

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#124629 - 09/09/17 04:11 PM Re: Upper lip swelling weeks after electrolysis [Re: tropics]
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Sometimes healing can delay, especially if many hairs had been removed.

A few years ago my a series of treatments i did was the cause surpisingly massive healing delays despite extremely small energy levels of about 58 ELs with a Platinum and a .002 probe. It took a while until i had sufficient feedback from my cleints allowing me to track that down: the timing was too short, only 0.05 secs, and that must have lead to tiny local overheatings which took long to recover. But on the long run everything healed perfectly.

Judging just from Your description i would let it heal. I would, of course, not do any electrolysis on that spot until it has healed perfectly, and i would give feedback to the practitioner.

You can, of course, apply the usual aftercare, but don't do too much!
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#124703 - Yesterday at 10:27 PM Re: Upper lip swelling weeks after electrolysis [Re: tropics]
tropics Offline

Registered: 09/01/17
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Thanks so much for your reply. I am doing no particular aftercare or scrubbing, just leaving the skin alone as much as possible. I will likely not continue with electrolysis in this area, or will wait until things heal completely and then do just a small bit at a time after discussing thoroughly with my practitioner, including the points you raised.

Edited by tropics (Yesterday at 10:28 PM)


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