Slow process—long lasting results
Electrology is considered the only permanent solution available for light hairs such as reds, whites or grays. Often after a series of laser treatments (where, about 80% of the hairs are permanently gone) some electrolysis is required, as the hairs are so damaged by the laser and the target so small from the damage, that electrolysis is the only way to get rid of this last 20% or so.
After treating each hair, we then remove it with tweezers. The skin may have some redness and follicular edema (hair follicle swelling) lasting about 2-4 hours.
Time to tell us what you want
Want to move forward after the consult? Let’s get started—we usually book enough time during a consult because many clients are excited and ready to start treatment. First, we apply a fast acting topical anesthetic to the skin. Next, we apply a longer acting, stronger topical anesthetic to increase your overall comfort. Common practice for the lip area because of its sensitivity. If additional anesthetic is needed, we offer a topical anesthetic available for purchase. Apply 30 minutes on clean skin, prior to your appointment. Increased numbness makes the treatment more tolerable.
At your appointment
sterile needles always used
If redness lasts longer than 6-8 hours and appears treatment related, please contact us to discuss further care options.