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Electrolysis Treatment:
Preparation & Aftercare

Please follow all of the recommendations listed here to ensure the best results!

Preparation for Electrolysis Treatment

Let the hair grow!

If I cannot see the hair, I cannot treat the hair. It’s best to stop shaving for at least 2 days before your appointment. And for other methods like waxing, tweezing, and etc., these should be stopped 2-3 weeks prior to your first treatment and they must be discontinued once your series of electrolysis appointments begin.


Drink plenty of water at least 48 hours before your appointment because well hydrated skin can make your electrolysis treatments more effective.

Clean Skin

Make sure that you remove makeup, deodorant, creams, or lotions before your appointment.

Numb the Area

Apply topical numbing agent, like Numb Master, to the area before treatment. Follow the instructions on the label.

Avoid Caffeine

Avoid caffeine on the day of your appointment as it may increase pain sensitivity.

Avoid Sun Exposure

Do not sunbathe or use tanning beds for at least 2 days prior to your appointments because it will increase the sensitivity of your skin.

Electrolysis Aftercare Treatment

Hair Removal Methods

You can cut or shave (body or facial hair) between treatments, however, be sure to grow it out so enough is showing on the day of your appointment.

Don't Exercise

I recommend that exercise be suspended for 1-2 days after treatment. However, if you must then I recommend keeping your face clean with witch hazel.

Be Consistent

To achieve optimal results from electrolysis it is very important to keep up with your appointments.

Avoid Sun Exposure

Do not sunbathe or use tanning beds for at least 2 days after your treatment as it will increase skin sensitivity.

Application of Products

 I recommend not using any creams, lotions, makeup, powders, sprays, and etc. for 24 hours following your treatment because it may cause irritation.

Keep Skin Clean

Keep the treated area as clean as possible for 24 hours after your appointment. Do not wear makeup or pick off scabs/whiteheads that may appear (doing so may leave a scar).

Minimize Heat & Friction

For 1-2 days, don’t touch your face, use public pools or saunas, and don’t take hot showers or spas.

Apply Ice Pack

To soothe and reduce swelling I will give you an ice pack to apply to the area immediately after treatment.

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