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#98610 - 05/14/12 08:03 AM Re: My sister's electrolysis diary - hand update [Re: ekade]
stoppit&tidyup Offline
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Oh yes, sorry! Got the gunk out and gave it a zap with electrolysis to remove the hair.
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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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#98611 - 05/14/12 08:12 AM Re: My sister's electrolysis diary - hand update [Re: stoppit&tidyup]
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Thank you for your reply!
Do you know what type of needle did she use for this purpose? Insulated or not?


Edited by ekade (05/14/12 08:13 AM)

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#98612 - 05/14/12 10:02 AM Re: My sister's electrolysis diary - hand update [Re: ekade]
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This electrologist just used gold ballet needles.

Josefa did the same for my sister on her forehead. She would say that the 'capsule' of the pimple had to be removed. Josefa used the Laurier IBP throughout.
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34/F/UK
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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#98700 - 05/18/12 07:11 AM Re: My sister's electrolysis diary - hand update [Re: stoppit&tidyup]
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Hi stoppit$tidyup.........I found calamine lotion to be very effective in reducing redness,swelling and the infection after electrolysis...it really works.Whats your opinion stopit$tidyup?

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#98701 - 05/18/12 07:33 AM Re: My sister's electrolysis diary - hand update [Re: madhu]
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I want to tell everyone here regarding electrolysis....Dont be afraid of electrolysis if scabbing is in your mind.Let me tell you..scabbing is a part of body defence to seal the open pore and prevent from infection and allow healing..its natures way.Every person has his or her own defence system...some dont scab,some scab minimally and some scab more...its your unique skin and you never know how it will react.First,Dont rub vigourously on the areas which are scabbed...dont pic them...let them fell them of their own and keeping them moist allow rapid falling of scabs but its not necessary step.Sometimes pigmentation may be seen where scabs are present but mostly it fades with time,generally 2-3 months.

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#98771 - 05/21/12 01:41 PM Re: My sister's electrolysis diary - hand update [Re: madhu]
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Hi madhu,

I have actually never used it. When I had electrolysis locally - short treatments, my swelling and redness was gone in an hour.

When I had this extensive treatment, the whole lower half of the face was swollen like I had nuts hidden away in my cheeks. I didn't use anything and it went down over 2-3 days.

But yes, I have heard people recommend it and it is definitely something to try if you feel the need!


You are also right about scabbing. But every case is different and also depends on modality, type of probes, skill of the electrologist and the type of hair being removed.
For example, considering thermolysis, I imagine scabbing when treating a shallow follicle is much more likely than treating a deep follicle?

When I was having those short, weekly treatments using blend, I would not get any scabbing and preferred not to have it. Even a 1 hour treatment would result in not a single scab. My electrologist told me from the beginning that if she used thermolysis on my face, I would most likely scab. I was having appointments often before work or in the middle of the week. At that time was not open about my hair removal so did not wish anyone to know about my treatment.
Take in comparison my sister. She started electrolysis during her summer holiday and scabbing was less of a concern. We were more concerned with removing as much hair as possible in a given session. Given the electrologist was about twice as fast in thermolysis, we chose this. The scabbing wasn't a big deal but it did occur in every treated follicle. When she would have blend instead (our electrologist preferred this for 'stronger' hairs), she would like me, not get any scabbing.
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34/F/UK
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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#98772 - 05/21/12 02:23 PM Re: My sister's electrolysis diary - hand update [Re: stoppit&tidyup]
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yes...I agree with you that blend will not cause scabbing as in it very less heat is produced and it is lye which kills the follicle.My electrologist uses only thermolysis so i dont have much option of blend.But She is so experienced...she has all her clients very happy with it.I was initially very reluctantant for thermolysis but my skin reacted very well...So I dont mind it.Please post some latest pics of yours and your sister electrolysis progress...You must be thinking why I want to see them.It gives me moral boost...I really mean.Now I am fan of electrolysis.take care...have a nice time.

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#99423 - 06/15/12 12:08 AM Re: My sister's electrolysis diary - hand update [Re: madhu]
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I don't find calamine lotion does anything for redness or swelling and it's certainly not got any anti-bacterial properties like tea tree oil to prevent infection. However, it does soothe the skin from itching, which is intolerable after treating legs, immediately after application and thus has stopped me from clawing my own leg skin off. It also makes the skin feel instantly cooler too, if you find the heat in your skin unbearable/painful as well.
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#99507 - 06/18/12 11:52 AM Re: My sister's electrolysis diary - hand update [Re: smurf]
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Registered: 02/05/12
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Loc: India
Hi Stopit$tidy...My boyfriend says he doesnt like my legs.Are my legs too ugly...I am really depressed.



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#99512 - 06/18/12 12:50 PM Re: My sister's electrolysis diary - hand update [Re: madhu]
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Look for another boyfriend.

Seriously.

Any time a guy ever made any disparaging comments about any part of me, eventually it turned out he was the wrong guy.

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