Electrolysis is a series of treatments to permanently remove hair, and properly preparing for the treatments will expedite recovery time and make the sessions easier to tolerate. It's important to prepare for your sessions and follow the guidelines set forth by electrolysis professionals. For best results with your treatments, try these simple steps to look and feel better.
- Don't Tweeze. In the weeks before and during your electrolysis treatments, you may remove the hair, but it should be done in an even manner with shaving. Any hair removal, such as tweezing or using a cream hair remover, tampers with the root of the hair and upsets the re-growth cycle. Shaving is OK, but the hairs should be at least 1/8 of an inch for your technician to be able to see and get a hold of the them.
- Avoid the Sun. When preparing for your electrolysis treatments, sun damaged skin will not respond in the healing process. Sun bathing dries out the surface layers of the epidermis and will cause you to have unnecessary scarring beyond the usual two weeks for the treated area to normalize. The sun should be avoided for the entire duration of your electrolysis sessions and resumed no sooner than two weeks after your last treatment.
- Drink Plenty of Water. The process of electrolysis applies an electric current into the hair follicle and destroys the root. Along with such drastic measures, comes temporary pits and welts that need time to recover. When the skin is dehydrated, it loses its elasticity and ability to renew itself. For a smooth cycle of regenerated skin cells, it's important to keep your skin replenished with an extra daily intake of water.
- Relax Before the Treatments. Electrolysis is effective and permanent, but comes with a price. The treatments are very sore when the probe strikes a new area to be treated, so to maximize your tolerance to pain, try to be as relaxed as possible. If you can schedule your treatments on your least busiest day, you have won half the battle with relaxation. Trying to book an electrolysis appointment right after work might fit well with your schedule, but can be very difficult to physically adjust to.
Electrolysis is time consuming and costly, so be prepared to do your part and make every session count. The faster you heal, the better you are going to look, so keep with the basics for quality session time and rapid recovery.