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#100713 - 08/20/12 03:27 PM Re: TEMPORARY SIDE EFFECTS WITH ELECTROLYSIS [Re: madhu]
Diorgirl Offline
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I am thinking of getting electrolysis done on my upper lip since I am sick of bleaching the area every week or so. I have never shaved or waxed that area before, just bleached.

I have a few questions.
Will I be able to bleach my upper lip in between sessions?

After sessions will there be some sort of growth of hair? I am not sure what to expect..will it look like I shaved?

How many sessions do people have for the upper lip? I know if ranges from case to case, but on average. Also how often show I go to get it done? I am really busy with work and I am not sure how often I can travel to get it done.

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#100717 - 08/21/12 02:14 AM Re: TEMPORARY SIDE EFFECTS WITH ELECTROLYSIS [Re: Diorgirl]
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If you go to the right person, you won't have to bleach in between sessions, as there will be no hair to bleach, as long as you get to first clearance as fast as you can and get full clearances each and every time you go in after that. If so, you can look bare lipped for up to 3 weeks in between treatments.
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#102565 - 11/17/12 02:33 AM Re: TEMPORARY SIDE EFFECTS WITH ELECTROLYSIS [Re: ]
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I'm still so confused what is a normal reaction to electrolysis even though I've been doing it for years.

I have an electrologist who is working on my face and I pretty much have no scabbing and my face is just pink for 3 days max. The problem is she doesn't use magnification much and she can't see even when she uses it and sometimes I think she goes slow on purpose so she can tell me I need more time, so I'm looking for a new electrologist.

I have yet to find someone else who can give me the same results, as in very little reaction and no scabbing. Is it possible she is under treating my hairs? My hair is now fine to medium density and she said my hair comes out easily. My old electrologist does have a newer digital machine, all of the others don't if that makes a difference at all.

I saw someone else and my face is pretty lumpy and bumpy looking with a lot of scabs. Is this necessary to kill the hair or is it possible to be treated properly without scabbing and bumpiness?? Like I said my hairs are fairly fine to medium on my face now. Oh and the lady said she treated me 12 but she was thinking of treating me at 14 but she didn't. I'm not sure what that means intensity wise. I can't imagine if she did do it at that setting because I can tell I'll probably be scabbed and bumpy for two weeks now even at the lower setting she chose.

So if anyone can clear up my confusion. Thanks
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Areas being treated: cheeks, sides of face & chin
Start date: November 2008 to Present
Update: It's now 2012 and I'm still battling with hair in those areas. Not as bad but still there.
Method: Electrolysis

Arms, under arms, bikini area, (tried on stomach) didn't work.
Method: Laser (ND YAG)

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#102566 - 11/17/12 06:22 AM Re: TEMPORARY SIDE EFFECTS WITH ELECTROLYSIS [Re: CanadianGirl]
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For most people the normal reaction to electrolysis is a minor amount of redness for an hour or two, which does subside.
Most electrologists require the assistance of one form of magnification or another, it is difficult to see the follicle without it, even if someone's eyesight is very good. If I were having electrolysis and there was no magnification I would be concerned about the accuracy of the insertions.
I suggest that you book a a consultation with another one or two electrologists in your community.
During a consultation a true professional with review your medical history, explain the electrolysis process, assess the treatment area and provide a sample treatment. A consultation gives you the opportunity to interview the electrologist and determine if they are professional and if the individual is serious about their practice. Good luck!
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#102588 - 11/18/12 04:32 PM Re: TEMPORARY SIDE EFFECTS WITH ELECTROLYSIS [Re: electrolysislady]
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Registered: 12/11/08
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Loc: Ontario, Canada
Hmmm ok well I'm seeing that I've been over treated then because it's been 4 days and I have scabs in almost every insertion point on my face or I'm not sure if it's due to poor technique? I guess I will have to keep looking even though I've already tried three in my area, so I'm running out of options.
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Areas being treated: cheeks, sides of face & chin
Start date: November 2008 to Present
Update: It's now 2012 and I'm still battling with hair in those areas. Not as bad but still there.
Method: Electrolysis

Arms, under arms, bikini area, (tried on stomach) didn't work.
Method: Laser (ND YAG)

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#107535 - 06/15/13 09:49 PM Re: TEMPORARY SIDE EFFECTS WITH ELECTROLYSIS [Re: CanadianGirl]
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Registered: 03/19/13
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Hi everyone,

I had my upper lip done with the S.I.M.P.L.E method for 15 minutes yesterday morning and today I have these pimples on my upper lip, along with 1 odd colored pimple that looks orange to me. After electrolysis, I initially had mild erythema that went away. I was just wondering if this a normal reaction, or if she is over-treating it, etc?

She also suggested that I only get 15 minute treatments for the upper lip, as any longer than that might be too much for the skin, and told me to come back in 3 weeks. But judging by the comments here, it seems that it's much better to clear out all the hair in one treatment.

Would appreciate some help, and I can post a picture of it if necessary.

Also, I haven't really done any after care as I am unsure as to what I can and can't do. I have oily skin and I don't know if I can use my cleanser to clean the area, so instead I've just left it alone.

Thank you in advance for any help.

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#107537 - 06/15/13 10:47 PM Re: TEMPORARY SIDE EFFECTS WITH ELECTROLYSIS [Re: LostComplex]
Michael Bono Offline

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Registered: 01/11/11
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If you have, say, 357 hairs to be removed and the total time to remove these hairs ends up being … for example … 4 hours, why is it any “better or not better” to clear the hairs, scatter the hairs, wait 2 weeks, or 3 weeks, etc.

The hair count is fixed; the treatment duration is also going to be about the same anyway. The arguments about “strategy” (“clear or not to clear,” etc.) seem more like ritual than technique. I really don’t see why this is such a big deal?

If I zap you in three 1-hour treatments … or in one 3-hour treatment, you end up with the same thing. For me this is a non-issue and certainly not worth serious consideration. It's mostly a choice of the person doing the work. Sometimes I'm super-cautious and other times it's "balls to the wind!"

Yeah, there are “many ways to skin a cat!” And,I have skinned quite a few.

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#107538 - 06/15/13 11:41 PM Re: TEMPORARY SIDE EFFECTS WITH ELECTROLYSIS [Re: Michael Bono]
electrolysislady Offline

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What is the S.I.M.P.LE. method?
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#107540 - 06/16/13 12:18 AM Re: TEMPORARY SIDE EFFECTS WITH ELECTROLYSIS [Re: electrolysislady]
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Registered: 03/19/13
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S.I.M.P.L.E. stands for Sequential Inverted Micro-Pulsed Led Energy

I found a page about it here: http://www.arizonaelectrolysis.com/simple.html

That's the method my electrologist told me she uses.

Does it look any good?

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#107541 - 06/16/13 01:17 AM Re: TEMPORARY SIDE EFFECTS WITH ELECTROLYSIS [Re: LostComplex]
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Registered: 10/27/03
Posts: 9439
Loc: Columbus, Ohio
Of course, S.I.M.P.L.E is a good technique! I wouldn't worry at all!

Just know that, like Michael said, there are many ways to achieve permanency (makes me too sad to say "skin a cat"), so your practitioner is using a great technique that she is comfortable with, it appears.

Feel free to post a picture. We love pictures here. You can never offer too much detail.
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Licensed by the State Medical Board of Ohio for Nursing license and Cosmetic Therapy/Electrolysis license
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