Electrolysis Aftercare

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Hair Removal

     Immediately following Electrolysis you may notice some redness and bumps on the skin. This is a normal side effect of treatment and usually lasts 1-3 hours; however, for some it may take longer to subside. It is recommended to refrain from applying makeup, lotion or deodorant to the treated area for a minimum of 24 hours to allow the miniscule scab or crust to form and protect the opening of the follicle. It is crucial to keep hands away from the treated area and not to pick or scratch it. The body will heal on its own but you can help this process along by blotting the area lightly with Witch Hazel 2-3 times over the first 24 hour period after treatment. For larger areas such as legs or the bikini line, you may also have a warm bath with 1tbsp. of unscented Epsom salts. For small areas, apply a warm cloth soaked in a solution of 1 tsp. of Epsom salts to 4 cups of water. This will help to heal the area and draw out any impurities. When needed, use sunscreen a minimum of 24 hours after treatment and do not overexpose the area to sunlight.

Spider Veins

     Soak a cotton pad with rubbing alcohol and blot the treated area 2-3 times over the first 24 hours after treatment. Three days later you may begin to use Vitamin E oil to help speed up healing time and reduce redness. You can purchase the liquid or you can buy liquid capsules , poke it with a pin and apply. Do no pick at or scratch the area. Immediately following treatment, the Spider Vein will look as though it has completely disappeared. Following the treatment the vein will look dark red and have multiple scabs. These scabs will heal on their own. This healing process can last between a few weeks to a few months depending on the individual.

Skin Tags

     Soak a cotton pad with rubbing alcohol and apply to the outer area of the skin tag, sweeping from the epidermis (surface of the skin) up the wall of the skin tag. Repeat this process in the morning after your shower and just before bed until the tag falls off. The rubbing alcohol will dry out the base of the tag so that it does not reattach. Do not use lotion or polysporin, as the area should be kept very dry. Do not pick or scratch the treated area. If necessary make a small 'tent' with a bandage to prevent the tag from catching onto clothing.