INFORMATION FOR PERMANENT HAIR REMOVAL
Congratulations! You are now on the way to the hair free look that you desire. Our treatments will bring you permanent hair removal, but like all good things, it takes TIME, A PLAN, COMMITMENT, AND CONSISTENCY!
How to prepare for your appointment: In order to treat the hair, the hair must be long enough to grab with a tweezer at the scheduled appointment. If possible, please arrive to the appointment free of makeup.
How long will it take the hair to stop growing?: Before I can address this question, the client must understand that the treatment involves patience, consistency, and commitment. With electrolysis, it is imperative that the treatment is done during the first (anagen stage) of the hair growth. Electrolysis is used to affect the blood supply that is fed to the hair. Over time the hair will become thinner and thinner until it completely stop growing. Tweezing will cause the hair follicle to expand pushing the follicle open again. Shaving will cause the hair to have weak areas in the hair. Therefore, when treating the hair and pulling it with the tweezer, it will cause the hair to snap and break. Again defeating the purpose and reversing the attempted treatment.
Everyone’s experience is different. It all depends upon the hair texture, amount of hair it is to be covered, and aftercare. Therefore, one person may take 3 to 6 months, for another it may take 6 months to 12 months. It’s hard to pinpoint an exact time. But I do know that you will see a difference in the treated area after the first session! Do not get discouraged and please do not resort to removing the hair yourself. All appointment is made according to the physiology of hair growth cycles and it is vital to the success of your treatments that we work on the planned program.
Will it hurt?: I get this question all the time. The treatment will feel like a pop of a rubberband. Now, the pain level also differs from person to person. Everyone’s pain tolerance is quite different. I have had clients express that pop can be a “7” on a scale from “1 to 10”. Also, I’ve had some individuals actually take a nap… Yes, sleep! So, it just depends on your tolerance, however, the experience is manageable. So, don’t worry.
What to expect at your first appointment.: First, a consultation and signing of the waiver/intake form. (You may also do this online prior to your appointment) During the session, the first 5, 10 or 15 minutes will be dedicated to finding and obtaining the correct settings for your hair type. I will start you off at a low level and adjust it until the correct level is right for you. The rest of the session will go towards the treatment.
What type of electrolysis do you perform?: I specialize in the thermal energy with electrolysis. This means that a tiny needle is inserted into the hair follicle, followed by a small level of thermal heat that is sent to the end of the probe. (and no, it doesn’t feel like a shot). Once treatment is finished with that hair, I then use tweezers to gently slide out the hair. Everything used in the treatment are sterilized, sanitized, and cleaned.
AFTER TREATMENT: After receiving electrolysis treatment, it is normal for your skin to display redness. Some skin areas will welt or swell slightly. This is temporary and will disappear after a short while. You may apply ice to the area to help with inflammation. At times, small dots or honey colored crust may appear on the very tender area. Please do not pick, rub or scratch these areas. This part of the normal healing process and is temporary, with proper care it will disappear in a short while. Also, do not touch this area with unclean hands. Bacteria can be transferred in to the pores and cause infections.
HOME CARE: It is important that you use only mild antiseptic such as Bacitracian, Aloe Vera, With Hazel, Hydrogen Peroxide, or 70% Alcohol the treated area. The less you touch the area the faster the area will heal. Apply sunscreen on a regular basis as the treated area can burn faster than the non-treated areas.
Again….DO NOT rub, scratch or squeeze the treated area. Doing so can cause scabs or scarring and/or skin discoloration.
Thank you and I look forward to helping you on this journey.