A member asked:

Can electrolysis cause scarring? i'm worried about possible scarring if i have electrolysis on my face. is this a risk of the procedure?

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Dr. Joseph Mele answered

Specializes in Plastic Surgery

Scarring : Scarring is possible with electrolysis, but not likely in the hands on an experienced technician.

Answered 10/3/2016

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Dr. Richard Fleming answered

Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery

Scarring : Scarring following electrolysis is possible but I have never seen this. You might ask your physician for a referral to avoid an inexperienced technician doing your procedure. Lasers are also used in some patients depending on your skin and hair color.

Answered 10/4/2016

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