Precare & Postcare
- The hair over the treatment area must be visible. If the hair is not visible, your electrologist will not be able to treat it. The proper length for treatment is about 2-3 mm, or 3-4 days of growth.
- Good hygiene will prevent bacteria from spreading after your electrolysis treatment. Please come showered before you arrive.
- Hydration is also extremely important. Dehydrated follicles are more difficult to treat. Hydration will also help your skin heal more quickly.
- If you are having electrolysis on your face, do not wear any makeup. Please remove makeup from face before your appointment.
- If you are having electrolysis done on your armpits, do not wear any deodorant on the day of the appointment.
- Avoid stimulants like caffeine, chocolate, or sugar on the day of your appointment.
- Avoid sun exposure 48 hours prior to your treatment to avoid dilation of the blood vessels.
- Female clients may find that they are more sensitive during or right before their menstrual cycle and may want to avoid making appointments during that time.
- Many clients find that taking their favorite pain reliever 30 minutes prior to their appointment makes their treatment more comfortable.
*Clean skin reduces the risk of irritation, so lotions, oils, deodorants and/or make-up should be avoided on the areas to be treated.
- Do not touch or scratch the area treated to avoid spreading bacteria and breakouts.
- Do not exfoliate or wear makeup over the treated area for 24 hours. Even washing with soap may cause irritation and possibly infection.
- Keep the area moisturized to prevent the formation of scabs.
- If small scabs appear, do not pick. This can cause scarring. Allow the scabs to fall off naturally. The scabs are lymph fluid that has drained out the follicle and dried up.
- Apply Neosporin or antibacterial ointment to the treated area the night of your treatment. This will help your skin heal faster.
- If you MUST workout, workout before your appointment to avoid excessive sweating. Sweat can cause bacteria to enter the open follicles and cause minor infection.
- Avoid the sun for the next 72 hours to avoid the pigmentation. Your skin defends itself against UV rays by producing pigment, which will deflect some of the harmful rays. If your skin is injured or traumatized it can over-produce pigment in those areas. This can result in hyperpigmentation. *ALWAYS WEAR SUNSCREEN.
- Avoid public chlorinated pools or jacuzzis for the first 48 hours following treatment.
*Remember: Some re-growth is to be expected. If you see any re-growth, it is important to schedule an appointment right away. At this point, the roots are shorter and weaker and therefore can be treated more effectively. DO NOT TWEEZE! Instead, the hair can be clipped off with small scissors, shaved, bleached or you can use a depilatory such as Nair.