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#124913 - 10/11/17 12:27 PM Re: My Skin Years After Last Session [Re: Iluv2zap]
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Originally Posted By Iluv2zap
anywhere from a few month, to 18 months, starting from when you cease causing inflammation to the skin


And sometimes longer. I have a PIH spot from an accident with my inline skates close to my left elbow. This occured more than three years ago, and the PIH spot is just fading away (meanwhile only visible if You know its place).

During the recent past i had to take oral cortison against a sudden and massive breakout of Neurodermitis. That also helped with the hyperpigmentation. But to me PIH is never ever any reason to take drugs i might need in the future agains something really serious.

A slight addition to the causes of PIH: even new hairs breaking through the skin can cause PIH, and it can also occur immediately outside of an epilated spot. I see this from time to time when i do fine hair on the upper lip (but one time also in the throat area during a beard removal): hyperpigmentation just outside the area i actually did.
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#124915 - 10/11/17 12:43 PM Re: My Skin Years After Last Session [Re: dj355]
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Me too, Beate. 3-years ago I have a large skin cancer on my face that required a skin graft. The surgeon cut out a 6-inch long piece of skin from my belly ... after 3-years, I still have "PIH" but it's slowly going away.

A surgical incision is not the same as the minuscule "dot-like" injury from electrology.

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#124958 - 10/21/17 04:08 AM Re: My Skin Years After Last Session [Re: dj355]
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Thanks for the responses so far. I can understand now that it's different for each person.

What I can't understand is why it looks sooo drastically different in different lighting.
Sometimes I feel like the hyperpigmentation is under the outermost layer of skin even, if that makes sense.

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#124959 - 10/21/17 02:32 PM Re: My Skin Years After Last Session [Re: dj355]
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Are you sure its hyperpigmentation though? If it's just dark skin, there could be other causes, such as ingrown hairs.
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#124960 - 10/21/17 04:36 PM Re: My Skin Years After Last Session [Re: dj355]
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It's definitely hyperpigmentation. It's a reddish dark brown patch all across the treated area that wasn't even remotely like that before I started electrolysis

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#125008 - 10/28/17 05:42 AM Re: My Skin Years After Last Session [Re: dj355]
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What do you guys about chemical peels done by a professional? I was reading that it's best to do superficial peels, because they are the least likely to have a negative effect on the skin, like increased hyperpigmentation. Though, with my situation of all those years having gone by since getting electrolysis combined with all that sun damage in the interim, do you guys think superficial chemcial peels can help? Or is the pigmentation likely too deep now for that to work?

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#125014 - 10/29/17 06:03 PM Re: My Skin Years After Last Session [Re: dj355]
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I have nothing. I've given you the sum of my thoughts on whats going on, and honestly felt that advice was disregarded, so, unfortunately, I'm unable to help you or theorize on results for your case. Perhaps someone else has the answer you want to hear.



Where's"helen"when you need her.


Edited by Iluv2zap (10/29/17 06:07 PM)
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#125015 - 10/30/17 09:58 AM Re: My Skin Years After Last Session [Re: dj355]
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I just think you need to see a professional so they can assess your situation up close and personalize a treatment plan for you or perhaps they will offer no treatment plan. This not where you need to be. We can't see you.
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#125279 - 11/26/17 08:56 PM Re: My Skin Years After Last Session [Re: dj355]
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I used the tranexamic acid for 8 weeks as recommended by a professional, and had no change to my hyperpigmentation. I was told in the follow-up appointment that It seems to have gotten too deep into the dermal layer of my skin for it to ever go away. Safe to say electrolysis was the worst decision of my life.

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#125283 - 11/28/17 01:33 PM Re: My Skin Years After Last Session [Re: dj355]
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dj355 it is the plucking ( that you are still doing) that is causing hyperpigmentation, not whatever brief electrolysis treatments you got 3 years ago. You've insisted that electrolysis "ruined your life" repeatedly, however the evidence you've presented, doesnt support such a claim.
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