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#125306 - 12/02/17 12:04 AM Re: Thermolysis on thick facial hair (+Photos) [Re: Kate Blue]
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those will resolve quickly. They are from some type of contamination,and given it's upper lip, the nose is a likely source.Keeping the area clean is your best bet but the tea tree oil will definitely help.
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#125307 - 12/02/17 05:26 AM Re: Thermolysis on thick facial hair (+Photos) [Re: Kate Blue]
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Don't worry. It is on a good way.

Again, i would tend to longer pulses (around 0.2 secs), accordingly half the intensity level and use a probe as thick as possible (i.e size 6) which seems to be used only by very few colleagues here in Europe. But these are details of how the treatments might be improved a bit. It is basically nothing to worry about.

But never mind - all You see here is in the range of a normal and actually relatively mild skin reaction.

Your skin reaction always shows a mix of the healing reaction which takes really long underneath the skin and some inflammation due to hairs that develop freshly and have to find their way through the skin. In i partially epilated face this can often be seen quite well. It was similar in my face.

On the long run it will come out fine.
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#125320 - 12/05/17 05:58 AM Re: Thermolysis on thick facial hair (+Photos) [Re: Kate Blue]
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Thank you both for your opinions. smile

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#125484 - 12/21/17 12:15 AM Re: Thermolysis on thick facial hair (+Photos) [Re: Kate Blue]
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Quick question:

I've got a red spot on my upper lip (PHOTO HERE) that still hasn't healed after 4-5 months (I've got this on one of the first sessions). Sometimes it's less red, sometimes more. From time to time I can also feel "tingling" sensation beneath the skin surface (like the feeling you get when you apply disinfectant on a little wound, except for I'm not applying anything). Will it fade with time? Is there anything that could speed up the process?

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#125498 - 12/21/17 03:42 PM Re: Thermolysis on thick facial hair (+Photos) [Re: Kate Blue]
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My guess is that you have been worrying and tampering with this little red spot since it appeared. Stop whatever you are doing and let the skin heal. You are making it worse.

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#125503 - 12/21/17 04:52 PM Re: Thermolysis on thick facial hair (+Photos) [Re: Kate Blue]
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What have you put on it or done to treat it?
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#125508 - 12/22/17 02:46 AM Re: Thermolysis on thick facial hair (+Photos) [Re: Kate Blue]
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Originally Posted By TheFlyingProbe
Stop whatever you are doing and let the skin heal. You are making it worse.

I have not done anything to that particular spot since like 2-3 months.

Originally Posted By dfahey
What have you put on it or done to treat it?

Right now, I'm only wiping the whole face with Witch Hazel. Like 2 months ago I was also using Tea Tree Oil.

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#125510 - 12/22/17 10:14 AM Re: Thermolysis on thick facial hair (+Photos) [Re: Kate Blue]
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If I punched you in the eye, you would expect to get "a black eye?"

Electrolysis is a full-depth skin injury (think burn) and lots of "things" take place before you are left with perfect skin; which will happen ...

I don't see anything untoward in any of your photos. I think you are over-fussing (is that a word?). And, nearly all (face work) clients do. Nicely the skin can even withstand the "over-fussing" and will heal anyway ... even after all the unnecessary crap you put on the skin in a vain attempt to speed-up the healing process.

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#125511 - 12/22/17 10:32 AM Re: Thermolysis on thick facial hair (+Photos) [Re: Kate Blue]
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Originally Posted By Kate Blue
Originally Posted By TheFlyingProbe
Stop whatever you are doing and let the skin heal. You are making it worse.

I have not done anything to that particular spot since like 2-3 months.

Originally Posted By dfahey
What have you put on it or done to treat it?

Right now, I'm only wiping the whole face with Witch Hazel. Like 2 months ago I was also using Tea Tree Oil.


You do not need tea tree oil at this point. Tea tree oil is used sparenly for the first three nights after electrolysis. I like it for certain skin types and I put aloe vera gel right over top of that, to boot! Prolonged use of tea tree oil can cause prolonged redness and flakiness. It sounds like you interfered with the natural healing process, so leave it alone and let natural healing take place.

Electrolysis gets blamed for every pimple and dent. Very unfair.
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#125513 - 12/22/17 12:06 PM Re: Thermolysis on thick facial hair (+Photos) [Re: Kate Blue]
Kate Blue Offline
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Thank you for the response.


Originally Posted By Michael Bono
I think you are over-fussing

Maybe you're right. But I'm just that type of person, I think. I easily get stressed and worry a lot. But I also think it's better to be safe than sorry - that's why I'm asking frequently.

Originally Posted By dfahey
You do not need tea tree oil at this point. Tea tree oil is used sparenly for the first three nights after electrolysis

Yes, I'm aware that TTO should only be used sparingly and that's what I did. I'm not using it on daily basis. Two months ago I admit that I have used it on that spot but only once or twice...

Originally Posted By dfahey
and I put aloe vera gel right over top of that

Unfortunately, it seems my skin does not tolerate Aloe Vera well - it gets really, really red and itchy after aplication. And I was using the purest form of Aloe Vera - straight from the plant. Also tried pure Aloe Vera gel from the tube (no additives) but the effect was the same. Currently I'm only using Witch Hazel tonic everyday.

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