Electrolysis with Lidocaine Resulted in Swelling
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Swelling after electrolysis
Even though electrolysis or laser hair removal is considered minimally invasive, post-procedure swelling is possible. This is particularly true in areas of significant blood supply like the lips which tend to swell after any intervention. Hopefully the swelling resolved quickly. Now if your only response was swelling, then I do not think you are having a specific allergy or reaction to lidocaine, but rather just a response to treatment near the lips.
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