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Will my scars on my arms fade? I did electrolysis myself on

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Will my scars on my arms fade? I did electrolysis myself on my arms with an electrolysis machine at a high voltage. I am now left with scars and I don’t know how to get rid of them!

Good afternoon, I am Dr Elliot and hope that I can help

How long ago did you do the electrolysis?

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Customer: replied 9 days ago.
I did it around 3 months ago and the scars were scabs back then
Customer: replied 9 days ago.
Can you cancel the phone call please I didn’t realise it would cost money
Customer: replied 9 days ago.
Is there a way I can get my money back for the phone call?
Customer: replied 9 days ago.
Hello

I have clicked call rejected, this shouldn't charge you

Customer: replied 9 days ago.
will you still be able to help?

Yes of course, just loading your photo

Customer: replied 9 days ago.
Thanks
Customer: replied 9 days ago.
The photo was taken on the 2nd of March

Okay, thank you. So you would expect the lesions to have started healing by 2 months latest. It does look rather inflamed still and may require steroids to suppress this. I think what you can get over the counter would not be strong enough and therefore require a more potent steroid to help this

Customer: replied 9 days ago.
The one I Posted now is how it looks now
Customer: replied 9 days ago.
What steroid do I need

I would contact your GP who should be able to review the photo you sent. I suspect they may suggests steroids initially for a few weeks - as a cream

Customer: replied 9 days ago.
Oh ok ill ask them but I thought I needed a skin peel or something? Or is that a waste of money

I wouldn't do that quite yet

Customer: replied 9 days ago.
Oh ok I’ll be asking the gp then

I think that would be best - good luck

Customer: replied 9 days ago.
Thanks I’m glad I found out steroids could help instead of a skin peel