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Electrolysis Pre and Post Care

Electrolysis Pre-Care

  1. Hydrate and Moisturize! It is important to be hydrated for your treatment as dry hair follicles are harder to treat. The session will be more tolerable and more effective with hydrated follicles! Please drink plenty of water the day before, day of, and day after your appointment and moisturize the day before and the day of your appointment.

  2. Hygiene is an important part of your treatment, please make sure you are showered and clean before you arrive for body treatments. Clean skin reduces risk of infection and irritation, so makeup, deodorants, lotions and oils should be avoided the day of treatment.

  3. We need to see the hair to treat it. The longer the hair, the easier and faster we can work so pick a day and time in the week that works best to keep a regular appointment for best results.

  4. Stimulants such as caffeine, sugar, soda, chocolate may affect your sensitivity.

  5. Avoid sun exposure 48 hours prior to your appointment to avoid dilatation of blood vessels.

  6. You may want to consider taking your favorite pain reliever 30-45 minutes before your treatment to make your treatment more comfortable.

  7. To have the most effective treatments, we try to work as close to your pain threshold as possible. There are many topical numbing creams available with or without a prescription. We can recommend a numbing cream or ask your physician for a prescription if you feel like the treatments are painful.

  8. Female Clients – Clients find that they are more sensitive before or during their menstrual cycle. We can still work on you if you are comfortable. Unfortunately, we cannot work on the bikini area during the menstrual cycle due to hygiene purposes.

  9. Discuss any questions or concerns with your electrologist.

Electrolysis Post-Care

  1. Stay out of the sun and apply sunscreen. We recommend to stay out of the sun for a week to reduce any chance of pigmentation, irritation and infection.

  2. Do NOT touch, scratch, rub or itch the treated area. Bacteria are on everything and can cause your skin to breakout.

  3. Redness and swelling are normal reactions. Such conditions usually disappear within a few hours but may last longer. You may apply an ice bag to the area for up to 24 hours after treatment.

  4. You may choose to apply Neosporin or any other antibacterial ointment for the first night following treatment. If redness persists, apply Hydrocortisone, Cortisone or Cortaid (1%).

  5. Tiny formations of fluid may arise that appear to be whiteheads. Do not squeeze, pop or scratch the area. You can exfoliate lightly with a towel and face wash or a light exfoliant. Some people find that using a topical acne cream helps the whiteheads go away faster. Some people find that applying Epsom Salt compress to the area helps. (1 tsp. Epsom Salts, ½ cup warm water, soak in washcloth and let compress sit for 10-15 min)

  6. Avoid hot showers, saunas, working out or anything that makes you perspire until the following day after treatment.

  7. If you cannot come in as soon as the next hair cycle, DO NOT TWEEZE! We recommend doing nothing to the hairs between sessions. The next best alternative is bleaching, cutting, or clipping the area until you can come in for treatment.

  8. New growth is to be expected. If you return when the first growth occurs, the roots will be shallower and weaker and therefore can be treated more effectively. We do not recommend waiting more than 3 weeks between sessions.

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