Making Electrolysis more Comfortable
So let's be honest here, not everyone finds electrolysis comfortable, with some clients needing a little extra help to manage
comfort levels during their treatments.
Clients have electrolysis for many reasons due to hormonal imbalances such as Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Transgender, Pre GRS. Regardless of the reason it is important to make sure your treatment is as comfortable as possible.
Below are some tips to help you with different options.
Please remember that I am unable to prescribe or administer
and can only advise on the types of products that can be used to help you
during a course of electrolysis.
Please consult your GP before taking any medication if
These help to manage the skin reaction you
may have after your treatment.
Take them on the morning of your treatment
and for a few days afterwards.
No blood thinning painkillers such as aspirin
as this can slow down the healing process and increase the risk of bleeding.
You could use painkillers with anti-inflammatory benefits to help with the skin reaction you may have. These
need to be taken before your treatment as per the instructions provided in the
LMX 4 – Thick white cream Apply thickly 30 -40 mins before treatment Amazon?
Emla – Thick
white cream Apply thickly 40
– 60 mins before treatment Pharmacy
Ethyl Chloride -Spray 30 seconds sprayed directly
on to skin Pharmacy/tattoo companies/amazon. Feels very cold
Ametop - cream Apply thickly 30 –
45 mins pre-treatment Pharmacy
Instant numb (
lidocaine 5% ), Like Vaseline 3-5 mins
easy to use
Tag 45 No
specific time try 20 mins
DOTC. Blue Anywhere from 10
minutes to 60 minutes depending on skin thickness
Anestop 20 – 30
Tattoo numbing cream As the name suggests it is often used by customers having tattoos and Can be found on Amazon can take up to an hour to gain full effect.
Please note that I do not know these
products specifically and can not recommend any specific ones.
Everyone is different and the effects of
these products may vary depending on the person trying them. It is basically a
case of trying and seeing what works best for you as an individual.
I do know that from my client’s experience
Emla is hit and miss re efficacy but those clients that use it despite this
would not go without it.
When purchasing any products to help during
your electrolysis treatments make sure you buy from a reputable company and the
product is genuine.
If you know of any products that you have
used successfully let me know and I can add them to the list.
Other things you can do to help your
treatment go well.
Hydrate your skin with a moisturiser –
hydration is important so we can use and insert the right probe size. This reduces the
length of time the current is on and the intensity level.
Best done the day before your
treatment. Exfoliation helps to lift off excess dead skin cells and debris and
helps to minimise ingrowing hairs.
Aftercare treatment – remember to use aftercare after your treatment to aid healing – If the skin hasn’t healed properly
we will have to delay treatments until it is. This slows down your progress and
delays the end result…. Being free of unwanted hair.