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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Electrolysis and how does it work?

Electrolysis is a method of permanent hair removal performed by using an electric current to seal the hair follicle. During treatment a thin filament (needle) is inserted along the hair to reach the root of the follicle. A small electric current is applied to cauterize the blood supply from the hair follicle and then forceps (tweezers) are used to remove the hair. With no source of nutrition the hair is unable to grow back after being removed, leading to the permanent hair removal electrolysis is known for.

How should I prepare for my appointment?

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Drink Water

Electrolysis works best on skin that is well hydrated. This allows the electrical current a path of low resistance to travel through to the blood vessels supplying the follicle, making your treatment significantly more effective.

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Allow 3 to 5 days growth in the area to be treated.

The rule is, if I can see the hair, I can treat the hair. As long as I'm able to get a hold of it with my forceps, then I can absolutely treat that hair.

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Ensure there are no rashes or cuts in the area

Wounds, or rashes in the area to be treated. For safety and hygiene reasons, areas that have any of these three cannot be treated until the area is clear.

What can I do during my treatment to help?

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During your treatment, it's about your comfort. Electrolysis can be an uncomfortable sensation, so we look for ways to minimize that discomfort while still having an effective treatment.
So if talking with me helps you feel more comfortable, then that's what you do.
If you want to work (or play) on your phone, then that works too.

Headphones? Absolutely! If listening to music, a podcast, or audiobook helps then I 100% endorse this.

If whale songs or baby sharks help you feel at ease, then I say doo do doo do do do.

It's about your comfort.

How should I take care of my treated area after my appointment?

Electrolysis Hair Removal
  • Do not Touch, Scratch, Tweeze, Pluck, or Pick at it! Basically, leave it alone. You heard me.

  • Apply a cold compress/ice pack/bag of frozen peas to help reduce inflammation

Freckled Skin
  • Avoid exercise for 24 hours, to prevent the skin from overheating

  • Avoid sun, hot tubs, and pools for 48 hours (for sun exposure, you can use a mild sun block lotion)

  • Do not apply make-up, or shave the area for 24 hours

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  • If you have a reaction, or have concerns, take a picture, and email it to me at

  • Last, but most important: Make sure to book regular appointments for a more effective treatment plan.

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