How Does it Work?During electrolysis, a small needle is inserted into the hair follicle, and a small current of electricity is applied to kill it. Because hair growth occurs in three different phases and the hair isn’t all at the same phase at the same time, multiple treatments are needed to make sure that you get each hair at the appropriate time in its growth cycle.
Choosing your AestheticianMake sure to seek the services of an electrologist who has completed national testing to become a certified. It is also helpful to check with the American Electrology Association to see if the practitioner has remained certified in his/her practice.
Is it Expensive?Most treatments are quite expensive, ranging anywhere from several hundred to over a thousand dollars total, though the treatments are often spread out over dozens of visits.
How Should I Prepare?
Check with your electrologist; she will have her own procedures and requests for how you prepare for your treatment. Generally speaking, you’ll want to avoid sun exposure for 48 to 72 hours before your appointment. You should also avoid stimulants like caffeine or alcohol on the day of your visit. If your electrologist gives you the okay, certain topical creams can be applied to numb the skin and reduce your discomfort. Make sure to ask before you apply anything.
You also shouldn’t tweeze or pluck the regrowth before your next appointment. Instead, try shaving or depilatories to manage hair regrowth.