Tired of removing unwanted hair by tweezing, shaving, or waxing? You might want to consider ending your hairy woes with electrolysis hair removal, the only FDA-approved hair removal process confirmed to give you permanent results.
This hair removal treatment works by applying localized heat to individual hair follicles through the use of a metal probe. The application of heat effectively destroys the hair root, leading to a long-term solution for removing unwanted hair, versus laser, which is only providing a reduction outcome.
One of the main advantages of electrolysis is its effectiveness in banishing unwanted hair permanently. Over time, that translates to savings, in terms of time, money, and effort.
It can be used to remove excess hair in a wide variety of body parts, from the eyebrows to the feet.
Unlike laser hair removal, practically anyone can undergo electrolysis. It doesn’t matter what type of hair or skin color you have.
However, there are a few downsides that you may need to be aware of. First, some people report that the procedure can be painful, while others say that they hardly felt anything. The reason behind this is that people have different pain responses. Furthermore, the method used by today’s technicians are less uncomfortable. And if you need it, you can apply a numbing cream on the area to be worked on.
Another vital issue that you may need to be aware of is the number of required treatments. The number of treatments will vary from one patient to another.
But overall, the pros definitely outweigh the cons.
Choosing your electrolysis provider
Your choice of provider to perform the treatment for you will spell the success of the hair removal procedure. As such, you should perform a thorough search instead of opting for the cheapest center or the one readily available.
Here are some tips to help you make a better, informed choice.
● Get recommendations
Ask friends, colleagues, and family members if they have a center that they can recommend. You can supplement those recommendations with a thorough search on the Internet, especially review sites like Google.
● Take advantage of free consultations
Many centers offer free consultations to educate potential clients. Take advantage of these free consultations to learn more about the procedure and the qualifications of the provider.
● Take a careful look at the center
When you visit a center, check if it’s clean and if the technicians and other clinic staff look and act professionally. Go with your gut feeling, especially if you feel uncomfortable. Remember, you will be coming to that center for several permanent hair removal appointments.
How to prep for your first treatment
Convinced? Here’s what you need to know for your first permanent hair removal treatment.
● Come in clean
Take a bath before coming to your first (and succeeding) treatment sessions. Clean skin makes it easier for the technician to work on the area where excess hair is going to be removed.
● Avoid cosmetics and moisturize your skin
On the day of your treatment, avoid using lotions, perfumes, and other products, especially on the area to be treated. These products can irritate your skin after the hair removal treatment. Use aloe vera and moisturizing creams to keep the skin hydrated.
● Keep out of the sun
When the area to be treated is sunburnt, the treatment session can be more painful than it needs to be. Plus, you are going to be more prone to infections or even skin damage.
● Drink lots of water
Throughout the full treatment plan, you need to increase your consumption of water, if you are not currently drinking eight to 10 glasses daily. Water keeps your skin moisturized and can minimize skin irritation while undergoing electrolysis hair removal.
● Follow your provider’s prescription
In some cases, electrolysis providers prescribe pain medications to their clients so they can overcome the pain and discomfort associated with the procedure. Be sure to follow the prescribed dosage.
After your first treatment session, your technician will provide you with an aftercare regimen to facilitate quicker recovery and to prevent infections.
In between your treatments, there are a few essential things to remember. First, do not perform other temporary hair removal methods. When you are already undergoing permanent hair removal treatment, you should abandon all other methods altogether.
You must also strictly adhere to the treatment schedule plotted by your provider. This will fast-track the process and prevent unnecessary delays in achieving your desired results.
It is normal to find scabs or red dots in the area that has been treated. That is a part of the healing process. Do not remove these scabs. Otherwise, you risk getting scars on these areas. In fact, you should avoid unnecessarily touching the area.
A day or two after your appointment, keep the area that has been worked on clean and free from heat and friction.
Avoid swimming, sunbathing and exercising between 24-48 hours after each session. Your skin is vulnerable at this point, as it is more sensitive, and there is a risk of infection.
You may return to your exercise regimen only after two days of treatment.
Get rid of unwanted hair permanently
Whatever may be the reason for your unwanted hair – genes, hormones, etc. – there is an effective solution to your problem. Stop wasting your money on temporary solutions and choose electrolysis hair removal.
Mariela Marcantetti is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Furless with centers in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The company offers the latest and only FDA-confirmed treatment to provide permanent removal results to unwanted hair. Mariela is deeply committed to responsible corporate practices and has an active role in her staff’s professional and personal advancement within the electrolysis field and beyond.