How long do I have to let the hair grow in before having electrolysis? It’s best to discontinue any method of temporary hair removal for at least two days, although the longer you go, the better. The hairs must be long enough for the electrologist to grasp with a tweezer-like instrument.
Do you have to shave for electrolysis?
Be sure to have NOT shaved, waxed or done any other method of hair removal for 3 days before treatment. The hairs need to be long enough to be grabbed with a professional tweezer. I strongly recommend shaving 3 days before treatment so that we can ensure completely permanent results for those hairs present.
How long do you have to grow hair for electrolysis?
Hair growth rate — it’s personal!
For some people, hair growth may be slower, which means you’ll need to allow a week or more to ensure you have 3 mm of length. For others, hair may grow quick, so just a few days will be sufficient for electrolysis.
Why do I get pimples after electrolysis?
Avoid exercising after your electrolysis appointment. Excessive sweating can cause bacteria to enter open follicles causing a minor infection, resulting in a breakout.
What should you not do before electrolysis?
Try to avoid things that will dehydrate your skin, such as caffeine and alcohol. Stop the pluck: Refrain from short-term hair removal methods leading up to your appointment. Avoid plucking or waxing for 2-3 weeks before, and avoid shaving for 3-5 days before your electrolysis appointment.
How long should you wait between electrolysis treatments?
Most clients return once a week or every other week as needed. But the unwanted hair will be gone forever once the series of treatments is complete. Each treatment lasts between 15 minutes and one hour.
Can I shave in between electrolysis treatments?
It’s okay to shave between treatments, but never, ever tweeze! The hair you see is not all the hair you have. Hair grows in cycles. That’s why it takes more than one appointment to permanently clear an area.
What happens after first electrolysis treatment?
Redness, Swelling, Scabbing + Possible Bruising
The post-treatment sensation feels similar to a sunburn. Your electrologist will apply witch hazel & aloe vera at the end of your session but you can ask about other post-treatment options that may be appropriate for you.
Does electrolysis ever not work?
Some patients do not respond to electrolysis and there is a slight chance for re-growth. The rate of success can be vastly improved if the electrologist is highly trained and experienced, but even then it is not necessarily a fool-proof method.