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Appointment Tips

Before Your Appointment

Please follow the following guidelines to ensure the best treatment:


  • Stop any tweezing, waxing or epilating in the area you would like treated.


  • If you are currently shaving, stop shaving the area you wish to treat about 2 – 4 days before your appointment. The hair you wish to be treated must be long enough for the electrologist to see well and be able to grasp the ends with a pair of tweezers.

  • Do not wear makeup to your appointment on the area to be treated. Makeup clogs the follicle and makes it difficult to see the follicle opening. 

  • Please do not wear hoodies, scarves, or high collar shirts to your appointment. When treating the chin and neck areas, these items can get in the way. 

  • Dehydrated follicles are more difficult to treat. Drink plenty of water starting at least 24 hours before your appointment.


  • Stimulants can affect sensitivity. Avoid drinking caffeine the day of your appointment.


  • Stress and anxiety can heighten your sensitivity. Get a good night’s sleep the night before your appointment, take a deep breath and relax. Many clients enjoy listening to music or an audio book to help them relax during treatment. Please bring wireless earbuds as wires can get in the way of a facial treatment.


  • For pain relief, Ibuprofen is the easiest and cheapest medicinal pain relief on the market. Take the recommended dose 30/60 minutes before your session starts and this will help numb nerve endings. NOTE:  Aspirin isn’t recommended due to its ability to thin blood and potentially cause bleeding.


  • Some Lidocaine topical anesthetic creams are available over the counter, such as those used for tattoo pain relief. Creams work by being absorbed into the layers of skin being treated so that there is less of a sensation during the treatment. (It is important to follow the guidelines correctly when applying lidocaine cream, to insure that it works correctly, but also to ensure that you do not use too much or for too long as this may cause certain side effects.)​ Please note that your technician will not apply these for you in the treatment room. Most topical anesthetics require 30 minutes or longer to take effect. If you intend to use such a product, you must apply it before your appointment. 

After Your Treatment

  • Avoid applying makeup or cosmetic applications to the treated area for 12-24 hours after your treatment. 

  • Apply warm epsom salt compresses to the treated area twice a day for at least two days after your treatment. This will keep the area clean and promote healing. 

  • You may apply topical preparations such as aloe, witch hazel, or (in rare instances) cortisone cream, as needed.

  • Do not touch the treated area unless cleaning to avoid infection. Dirty hands often are the cause of complications and infection!

  • Do not expose area to the sun or tanning for 72 hours to avoid pigmentation. If you must be in the sun, protect the area by covering and always wear sunscreen.

  • Normal side effects are redness, swelling and tenderness. Occasionally tiny scabs may appear. This is completely normal. Do not pick at or scratch the area or scarring could occur.


  • Underarms: Do not use deodorant for 24 hours.


  • Stop tweezing, waxing, or threading the treated area. The less you do with your hair between treatments, the better. However, for one’s sanity, this is not always possible. If there are only a few hairs that really bother you, clip each individual hair with small scissors. If there is more hair than can be managed this way then shaving is acceptable.


  • Follow the treatment plan prescribed by your electrologist. Electrolysis is a process that takes time, patience and dedication. The reward of smooth hair free skin makes it all worth it!

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