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Electrolysis Pre-Treatment Care 

The following pre-treatment care suggestions should be followed to ensure the best results possible.

  1. Let your hair grow out to 1/8 inch (2mm), usually 3 days growth. Your electrologist needs enough length of hair to grab it with a pair of tweezers.

  2. If the hair gets too long in between treatments you can trim or shave with a single blade or electric razor.

  3. Moisturize daily. This is very important as it keeps the skin hydrated and helps the electrologist's probe to insert easily into your hair follicles.

  4. Drink plenty of water. Keeping your skin hydrated means your follicles have plenty of saline in them which is needed for the electrical current to work well. It also may help minimize discomfort during your treatment.

  5. Exfoliate the day of your treatment to help remove debris from the opening of your follicles, making insertions of the probe smoother.

  6. Refrain from using retinol and/or glycolic acid 24 hours prior to your treatment.

  7. Refrain from drinking caffeinated or alcoholic beverages for 24 hours prior to your treatment as these will dehydrate your skin. Caffeine can also increase anxiety and decrease your discomfort tolerance, making your treatment less comfortable. If you must consume caffeine (to avoid withdrawal), drink the minimum necessary along with additional water to rehydrate.

  8. If you are being treated in a sensitive area, taking ibuprofen or Tylenol 30-45 minutes prior to your treatment can minimize discomfort. 

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