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#127203 - 07/11/18 02:32 PM In the “normal” range of PIH?
MrsV Offline

Registered: 03/08/18
Posts: 40
Tomorrow I see a dermatologist for my PIH. My electrologist is supportive of me doing this to address my concerns as it was the reason I began seeing her for treatment. I wanted to get some opinions from the pros here as well, does this fall into the range of normal PIH that you’ve seen in practice?

#1 was two days after my baby was born. My upper lip had some PIH from years of tweezing but it was very light; it got significantly darker during pregnancy.

#2 was the day of my first electrolysis appointment. At that point I was very depressed about my PIH which was why I decided to give up tweezing and do something permenant.

#3 Is after a month/2.5 hours of electrolysis

#4 is today after 5 months/6 hours of electrolysis

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#127204 - 07/11/18 02:59 PM Re: In the “normal” range of PIH? [Re: MrsV]
Iluv2zap Offline
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There's no "normal range". Each person will experience hyperpigmentation differently, I've never see hyperpigmentation like that on facial work after one of my treatments, but I also use an excellent machine that controls the currents well and insulated probes so that may make a difference?

However the answer you're going to likely to get here as to whether yours is better or worse than someone elses is, It doesnt matter! Here's why: Hyperpigmentation is a temporary manifestation. It always resolves, completely, after treatment has ceased( usually within a year, but it can be longer than that). It doesnt matter how dark or how significantly the hyperpigmentation shows up, all that matters is that you wont have to deal with it at all, after treatment has stopped.

Seana Richmond
Certified Electrologist.
Electrolysis By Seana

#127205 - 07/11/18 03:44 PM Re: In the “normal” range of PIH? [Re: MrsV]
stoppit&tidyup Offline
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I'm Asian and our skin tones are prone to PIH the extent of which varies with body area. My electrologist, like Seana, used equipment to minimise skin reaction. I also, along with my sister, undertook long facial sessions (say, 10 hours over 3-4 days). Neither of us however experienced noticeable PIH on the upper lip area despite having a lot of follicles treated in a short period of time. I guess what I'm trying to say is that it doesn't have to be this way to remove hairs, even if you have a tendency to PIH.
Laser for reduction on Underarms, Bikini, Full Legs & 3/4 Arms. Skin type IV
Electrolysis - Further details in: My sister's electrolysis diary
[27hrs of Blend, April 2008-Dec 2010 in UK, for coarse hair on lower sideburns, coarse chin hair, completed upper lip, shaped eyebrows]
[Sept 2011 to Nov 2013, once yearly sessions with Josefa. Completed reduction of facial/neck fuzz in approx 27 hrs TTT]


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