Apply moisturizing cream on the area to be treated every day, twice a day, for the 7 days leading up to each appointment. Electrolysis is most effective when the hair follicles are well hydrated, so we cannot stress this point enough!
Drink plenty of water every day, not just before you come to the office. If it is very cold or hot outside, water with electrolytes is recommended.
Avoid caffeine on the day of and the day before your appointment. Caffeine can stimulate nerve endings, making you more sensitive to treatment.
Avoid rushing prior to your appointment which can make you tense and nervous. Arrive at the office early to allow yourself ample time to relax.
If you are very sensitive, take aspirin, Advil, Aleve, etc., prior to your treatment to decrease your sensitivity.
If your treatment area includes the eyebrow, please remove your contact lenses before the treatment.
The following products are contraindicated for use with electrolysis, and their use should be discontinued prior to each appointment by the periods given: Accutane (6 to 8 months), Retin A (5 weeks), Hydroquinone (3 months).
Bathe prior to your appointment as needed to ensure a hygienic treatment area.
Back to Electrolysis