Results & Recovery


The Do's and Don'ts for Speedy Recovery

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

Do’s and Don’ts

Do’s – Keep well hydrated. Dehydration has negative results for Electrolysis Treatments

Do’s – Applying a cold compress, wrapped immediately following treatment 

Do’s – Cleanse with 70% alcohol 4 to 8 times daily,

Do’s – Apply Calamine lotion at bedtime or polysporine before applying makeup.

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

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

Do’s – Wear loose clothing if having bodywork done.

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

Don’ts – pluck, tweeze, thread, wax or epilady once Electrolysis treatments have begun.

Don’ts – scratch, pick, and exfoliate treatment areas for minimum of 72 hrs after.

Don’ts – use skin care or cosmetics on the treatment area for 24 hours.

Don’ts – no retinol, hyaluronic acid, prescription skin treatment creams, prescription creams facial scrubs or facial masks for minimum 

Don’ts – touch the treated area, hands carry many germs and harmful bacteria, causing pustules.

Don’ts – absolutely no sun exposure or sunbeds on treated areas for 72 hours plus, before and after                        treatment.

Don’ts – shave or bleach the treatment area for 24-72 hours, this can cause irritation or a chemical burn.

Don’ts – use deodorant for 24 hours after treatment of underarm area.

All probes are disposable pre sterilized single use. All other items are cleaned and sterilized. Please refrain from touching your skin as this can cause poor healing. 

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