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After Your Electrolysis Treatment

After your electrolysis treatment, there are some steps you should follow to keep your skin healthy & irritation-free. Caldwell Place Clinic has compiled a list of home care instructions to follow.

Do’s and Don’ts

Do – Keep well hydrated. Dehydration has negative results for electrolysis treatments.

Do – Apply a cold compress, wrapped immediately following treatment.

Do – Cleanse with 70% alcohol 4 to 8 times daily.

Do – Apply Calamine lotion at bedtime or Polysporine before applying makeup.

Do – Refrain from using soaps, creams, cleansers, and makeup on the area for 24 to 48 hours.

Do – Body treatments – If an area becomes inflamed, develops pustules, or has ingrown hairs, soak in a warm to hot bath with 1 to 2 cups of regular salt for 20 minutes.

Do – Wear loose clothing if having bodywork done.

Do – Cleanse, moisturize, and apply sunscreen daily beginning 24 hours after treatment. Exfoliate often between treatments after 72 hours. Dry skin hinders growth causing ingrown hairs it also restricts insertion into the follicle for treatment causing additional time to remove the debris.

Don’t – Pluck, tweeze, thread, wax, or Epilady once electrolysis treatments have begun.

Don’t – Scratch, pick, or exfoliate treatment areas for minimum of 72 hrs after.

Don’t – Use skin care or cosmetics on the treatment area for 24 hours.

Don’t – No retinol, hyaluronic acid, prescription skin treatment creams, prescription creams, facial scrubs, or facial masks for minimum 48 hours.

Don’t – Touch the treated area (hands carry many germs and harmful bacteria, causing pustules).

Don’t – Absolutely no sun exposure or sunbeds on treated areas for 72 hours before and after treatment.

Don’t – Shave or bleach the treatment area for 24-72 hours (this can cause irritation or a chemical burn).

Don’t – Use deodorant for 24 hours after treatment of underarm area.

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