Natural Alternatives

Electrolysis Permanent Hair Removal



Electrolysis
 
Is a way of removing individual hairs from the face or body. Today's medical electrolysis devices destroy the growth center of the hair with chemical or heat energy. A very fine probe is inserted into the hair follicle at the surface of the skin. The hair is then removed with tweezers.

Vitamin K benefits: Vit K is Used for all electrolysis clients.  You will be required to purchase a bottle of Vitamin k at your first treatment.  If you would like to try it out before your appointment, call and I will be happy to give you a free sample to try we want  you to be totally happy with using any products and because we are unable to return any products we want to make sure you have whats best for your skin.

If you’ve had any kind of surgery, you know there can be a lot of bruising and scarring afterwards. Vitamin K cream is often used by surgeons after surgery because it encourages blood flow to bruises and allows the body to heal the affected area quicker and with more pronounced results. Vitamin K cream is also routinely used after cosmetic facial surgery, as it helps encourage faster healing through quicker cell regeneration. This cream is good for any normal bruising that may occur in your daily activities, and will help condition the lower layers of the skin to help the tissues regenerate more quickly. The appearance of scars can also be visibly reduced when this cream is used on the affected area as part of a regular skin care regimen.


What Causes Unwanted Hair Growth?

Hair growth is the result of heredity and hormonal levels. Also, some drugs, temporary methods of hair removal, and some illnesses can stimulate hair growth. Usually, hair growth is desirable. But when the hair is the wrong part of your body -- a woman's upper lip or chin or bikini line, for example -- you may be considering electrolysis.


How Many Electrolysis Treatments Will I Need?

Since many factors influence hair growth, you will need to return for several electrolysis visits. The total number of sessions needed to remove hair permanently from a particular area will vary from person to person. Most clients return once a week or every other week, as necessary. But the unwanted hair will be gone forever once the series of treatments have been completed. Each treatment lasts between 15 minutes and one hour.


Electrolysis Pre-Care


    • You must work as close to your pain threshold as possible for the most effective treatment.

  • Get as comfortable as possible during the treatment.

  • Find the time of day that works best for you. Early or late, awake or tired, everyone is different.

  • Eliminate as much stress as possible on the day of the appointment.

  • Your diet can affect your sensitivity. Avoid stimulants like caffeine, chocolate or sugar on the day of your appointment.

  • Avoid sun exposure 48 hours prior to your treatment to avoid dilation of the blood vessels.

  • Female clients may find that they are more sensitive during or right before their menstrual cycle and may want to avoid making appointments during that time.

  • Drink plenty of water the day before, the day of and the day after the treatment. Dehydrated follicles are more difficult to treat. Hydration will also help your skin heal more quickly.

  • Some find a meal just before treatment helps reduce discomfort.

  • Many clients find that taking their favorite pain reliever 30 minutes prior to their appointment makes their treatment more comfortable.

  • Do not use Retin A, Tazorac or any serious retinoid for at least 1 week prior to your electrolysis treatment. Discontinue Accutane for at least 6 months prior to electrolysis.

  • Pain or the fear of pain should not keep you from getting hair permanently removed if you really want it.





Electrolysis After-Care

    • Following your treatment, do not touch or scratch the area treated! Bacteria are on everything and by touching your skin you are transferring bacteria from doorknobs, etc. to the treated area. This will cause a breakout (whiteheads).
    • Do not wash or wear make-up over the treated area for 24 hours. Even washing with soap will cause irritation and possible infection. Translucent powder is permissible.
    • Avoid perfume or alcohol-based products. They will dry out your skin. You can wipe the area with witch hazel, if needed.
    • Apply Natural Alternatives Vitamin K  cream-2X daily till redness is gone and skin heals it is anti inflamatory and reduces redness and swelling. Apply Bacitracin, Polysporin, Neosporin or another antibacterial ointment or cream to the treated area the night after your treatment. This will help your skin heal even faster, especially facial areas. Apply with Q-tips or clean hands. If your skin is still irritated on the second day, continue to apply the Vitamin K cream.
    • Avoid excessive sweating if having work done below the neck. Sweat can cause bacteria to enter into the open follicles and cause minor infection. Exercise before your electrolysis appointment instead of afterward.
    • Avoid the sun for the next 72 hours to avoid the formation of brown pigment spots. Your skin defends against UV rays by producing pigment, which will deflect some of the harmful rays. If your skin is injured or traumatized it can over-produce pigment in those areas. This can result in hyper-pigmentation. ALWAYS WEAR SUNSCREEN.
    • Do not swim in a chlorinated pool for the first 48 hours following treatment.
    • If small scabs appear, do not scratch them away. This can cause scarring. Allow them to fall off naturally. This is nature¹s way of healing the follicle that we have treated. (the scabs are lymph fluid that has drained out the follicle and dried up) Keeping the area moisturized will often curtail the formation of scabs. If discomfort should occur in closely treated areas apply an Epsom salt compress: Add 1 tsp. Epsom Salt to 1/2 cup warm water, mix and soak up with a washcloth. Lay washcloth over treated area for 10 minutes and repeat until discomfort subsides.
    • If you are prevented from coming in as soon as you would like for your next treatment, DO NOT TWEEZE! The offending hair can be clipped off with small scissors, shaved, bleached or you can use a depilatory such as Nair.

Remember: Some re-growth is to be expected. If you will return when the first re-growth occurs, the roots are shorter and weaker and therefore can be treated more effectively.