To maximize the effectiveness of each treatment, please do the following before each appointment.

  • 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 (3 months), Retin A (3 weeks).  
  • Bathe prior to your appointment as needed to ensure a hygienic treatment area.

During Your Appointment, before electrolysis begins, the skin will be cleansed with an antibacterial lotion.

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