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12 Tips for a Positive Electrolysis Experience

electrolysisYou may have heard a lot about electrolysis. Some may say it takes too long, others may say it can be a bit painful. Whatever your concern, there are many things you can do to achieve an enjoyable electrolysis appointment. Please read the below list of tips for a very “smooth” session:

1. Stay out of the sun for 48 hours before your treatment to avoid dilation of the blood vessels and use sunscreen!

2. Make sure skin is moisturized. Using a simple, light lotion the day before or the day of treatment will help your skin from drying out. Please feel free to inquire with us about recommended products for moisturizing before treatments. There are several brands we suggest and offer for sale in our office. Prior to treatment, avoid any ointments or creams that could zap all the hydration out of your skin, such as witch hazel. Note that witch hazel is great to use after appointments since it is anti-inflammatory and helps to tighten freshly opened pores.

3. Drink water! Hydration is key for maintaining supple and elastic skin, which affects a lot of aspects of electrolysis treatments. To begin with, the electrolysis probes will slide into the follicle more easily. Also, the hair follicles will more seamlessly detach from their roots during the plucking process. If you are dehydrated, it may cause hairs to break at the surface during tweezing, leaving skin feeling not as smooth as it could be. Being hydrated may even help the treatments feel less painful overall. Hydration can help skin heal more quickly as well. No need to drink too much water, as you will not want to be hopping to the bathroom throughout the duration of your appointment! Also, make sure to drink at least one-to- two liters per day for general health in between appointments.

4. Try to stay relaxed. A hectic or stressful day may lead to a more uncomfortable electrolysis session. This is because skin may be more tight and sensitive during this time. Try to take some deep breaths or listen to music before and during the appointment. We offer light music in our office, which typically helps to ease or reduce any tenseness.

5. Avoid caffeine and sugar before your appointment. This can make you irritable and your skin more sensitive.

6. Some people find that being tired for their appointment works well for them because they can rest. Some clients even sleep on the table while being treated. Taking this time to rest might help it go faster and minimize pain.

7. Let the electrologist tweeze ingrown hairs. We are experts at this! With our strong light and proper angle, we can view the hair beneath the skin and the direction it is in. We can successfully treat these hairs. There is no need to wax, shave or pluck these ingrown hairs on your own, as it could possibly risk inflammation or making the problem worse.

8. Try a mild pain reliever such as Advil 30 minutes before your appointment to reduce discomfort during the appointment and any swelling or aching afterwards.

9. Another way to reduce pain is cooling spray, which numbs the skin temporarily. If you are interested in this, please inquire at your appointment as we have it available.

electrolysis10. Wear comfortable clothes. Putting on anything too tight (such as leggings or pantyhose) may rub against the skin and cause the newly opened follicles to feel irritated. Loose fitting clothes will help begin the healing process because it lets the skin breathe and have access to fresh air.

11. For longer appointments, make sure to eat a snack or meal beforehand. This will help you to feel satisfied and comfortable throughout your session.

12. For female clients, certain times of the month may affect your pain threshold. Many women find that the week before and during menstruation is typically more sensitive. It is completely up to you if you want to avoid booking appointments at this time. Note that we can always use a weaker setting during this time if you still want to be treated. Whether you have been doing electrolysis for years, or haven’t yet started, we hope that these tips help your next session be the best one yet! Our goal for all of our clients is for them to enjoy their hair removal process as much as possible. We do all that we can to make your session positive and comfortable. Please contact Limoges Beauty today!

Electrolysis By Emily – Properly Sanitized and Sterilized!

When searching for an electrologist, it is important to know the conditions they work under for your own safety. In the State of New York, there are no set regulations for which electrologists must abide by when it comes to sanitizing and sterilizing their tools and equipment. I was originally shocked when I learned this information. Today with so many safety standards in the health, beauty, and medical industry, it is hard to believe that in the State of New York, electrolysis is not regulated in the same fashion. I will discuss the type of information you should ask an electrologist so you can make best decision for your own health and safety.

Electrolysis Probes-Needles

Electrolysis probe

When having an electrolysis treatment, a brand new sterilized probe should be used only once for that individual. However, in the state of New York an electrologist can use the same probe on as many people as they desire. You would never go to get blood drawn and expect they use the same needle to draw blood on other people! Even though the probe in electrolysis is inserted into a hair follicle and not a vein, the probe is still coming into contact with the dermal papilla, the blood supply for the  hair. Also, the probe is coming into contact with bacteria and germs within the skin and hair follicle. If an electrologist uses the same probe for treating several people, this can result in minor to serious health issues. These health issues can range from mild skin irritations or rashes to serious diseases. Make sure to ask if your electrologist is using a new sterile probe for each treatment, and is properly disposing of it in a medical waste container after the treatment.

Electrolysis Tweezers and Caps

Now that you have learned probes can be reused an infinite number of times on several people, the same goes for tweezers and caps. Caps are small coverings that are put over the probe to protect the probe from hurting the client. A sanitized and sterile cap and tweezers should be used for every treatment. This is to benefit your health and well-being. Have you ever been to a nail salon and contracted a fungus or rash from unsanitary tools? Or have you ever borrowed someone’s tweezers for your eyebrows and gotten little bumps under your brow after? These conditions are unpleasant and unnecessary. Electrolysis can be performed on almost all parts of the body. I know I would never want someone to treat my face with the same tweezers and cap they had just treated another person’s bikini area without proper sanitization and sterilization! Ask what methods your electrologist uses when it comes cleaning their instruments.

Electrolysis By Emily – FDA Approved Sanitizing and Sterilizing

At Limoges Electrolysis in New York City, we provide a clean and professional environment where proper sanitizing and sterilizing adhere to FDA approval.  Only new sterile probes are used once for each treatment and properly disposed of in a medical waste container after each treatment. If there are multiple parts of the body being treated in one session, we discard the probe and use a new sterile one if applicable.

We also have a medical grade autoclave which is FDA registered. The autoclave uses dry heat to sterilize the caps and the tweezers. Many electrologists in New York City do not own an autoclave machine. Instead, they use other methods and machines that are not medical grade or approved by the FDA to clean their supplies. To learn more about dry heat sterilization please click here to read about our dry heat sterilizer.

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In addition, at Limoges Electrolysis, we use disposable gloves and masks for each treatment. Our office and equipment is cleaned and sanitized every day. We pride ourselves on providing the best quality treatment to our clientele. Please contact us or visit www.Electrolysis-NYC.com for more information.

See the difference today at Limoges Electrolysis !

LIMOGES BEAUTY

Midtown West
352 Seventh Ave., Suite 602
New York, NY 10001
646-205-8741