A trained electrologist inserts a thin wire into the hair follicle under the surface of the skin. An electric current moves down the wire to the bottom of the follicle, destroying the hair root. The follicle damage prevents hair from growing and causes the existing hair to fall out.
People also ask, what should you not do after electrolysis?
- DO NOT TOUCH. …
- APPLY ANTIBIOTIC CREAM. …
- DO NOT SCRATCH. …
- DO NOT PICK. …
- APPLY COLD COMPRESS. to reduce inflammation and swelling. …
- STAY OUT OF THE SUN. …
- AVOID HOT TUBS, SAUNAS, AND POOLS. …
- DO NOT WORKOUT.
Simply so, does hair fall out after electrolysis?
Generally, if you have a good electrologist, you will not feel any insertion, nor will you feel the hair being removed. After the hair root has been treated, the hair will slide out with little assistance from your electrologist.
Can electrolysis leave scars?
Myth #3: Electrolysis leaves no permanent side effects.
The most common side effects after an electrolysis session are tenderness, redness and some swelling. These side effects are all normal and temporary. If done improperly, electrolysis can cause infection and permanent scarring.
Electrolysis is considered more painful than laser hair removal. It may require more sessions than laser hair removal, but each session is cheaper. Laser hair removal is a faster, less painful process, but you’ll pay more for each session.
It’s normal for scabs to form after electrolysis, so it’s important to never pick them. Removing a scab prematurely can cause scars and increase chances of infection. Refrain from applying make-up, deodorants or any other products that may clog the pores of the treated area.
Following your treatment, do not touch or scratch the area treated. This can cause bacteria to transfer to the treated area. This will cause a breakout (whiteheads). Moisturize the treatment area daily between sessions with a gentle, unscented moisturizer.
How do I know if the electrolysis treatment is being done properly? Insertion of the filament: When being inserted into the hair follicle, you should not feel it. You will feel a heat sensation. When the hair is being coagulated, the hair will slide out of the follicle easily.
Electrolysis Tips and Advice
- For a more comfortable treatment avoid caffeine for a few hours before your appointment.
- Gently exfoliating your skin before your treatment opens up the follicles and lets the unwanted hair slide out more easily.
- If your electrologist can’t see the hairs, they can’t zap the hairs.
With Electrolysis, hair can take anywhere from 2-4 treatments at 6 weeks apart to kill it off for good. A lot of clients do quite a few growths in between the 6 week period. (So they’re coming weekly or fornightly or 3 weekly – always a multiple of 6 see!)