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27 Oct 2016

How To Care For Skin After Electrolysis

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If you are considering electrolysis at Theresa’s Face and Body Cape Coral Spa or are currently undergoing treatments, here are some tips about how to care for your skin after permanent hair removal.

What is electrolysis?

Electrolysis is a treatment that provides permanent hair removal for patients, regardless of the cause of hair growth. Electrolysis removes individual hairs from a person’s body or face. The method destroys the hair’s growth center using either heat or chemical energy. Electrolysis can be used on the face, abdomen, eyebrows, legs, ears, breasts, legs, underarms and bikini line.

No touching, Scratching, or Picking!

Theresa’s Face and Body in Cape Coral recommends not to touch the treated area after permanent hair removal because this could spread bacteria and cause irritation such as folliculitis (ingrown hair) or tiny whiteheads. For some clients, a few small scabs may occur after treatment. This is normal and is just a sign your skin is healing. Do not pick or knock off the scabs as this could lead to a scar.

For Discomfort

If you experience any minor swelling or redness after permanent hair removal, simply apply a cold compress to the affected area for no more than 10 minutes.

No Makeup, Soap, or Perfume!

After electrolysis, be sure to avoid using makeup, soap and perfume on the treated areas for 24 hours. This can cause an irritation or infection of the treated area as the follicles are still open. Wash the face with tepid water only. Also, cleanse the skin with a cotton pad saturated with alcohol or an astringent such as Sea Breeze. Last, apply triple antibiotic cream or cortisone cream with a Q-tip. For the best result, repeat this procedure up to 5 days after treatment.

Stay out of the sun and pools.

To make sure you don’t develop hyperpigmentation after your electrolysis treatment, you will need to stay out of the sun. Be sure to use an SPF of 30 or higher when you are outside. This will keep your skin from developing dark spots and irritating the area where permanent hair removal has taken place. You should also avoid exposing your skin to chlorinated pools for the first 48 hours as your skin is in the process of healing.

Don’t tweeze, Don’t Wax.

If you receive electrolysis at Theresa’s Face and Body in Cape Coral, we advise our clients to discontinue tweezing or waxing after treatment. If you wax the problem area or pluck the hair with tweezers you can create a micro-injury to the skin causing the blood to rush to the bottom of the follicle where the hair originates and it can become thicker and darker. In summation tweezing and waxing just makes your hair growth worse. It is advisable to shave or cut the hair with a small cosmetic scissors.

 

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