Side Effects of Electrolysis

Overall, electrolysis is highly effective. It is also one of the safest procedures you can have. The reason for this is quite simple. Electrolysis, done by a professional, is designed to eliminate hair growth by damaging the hair follicle, eliminating its ability to produce hair. This process is done using very safe, FDA approved methods. You can feel confident that, if you use a well qualified professional, you’ll get the results you want.

What Are Potential Side Effects of Electrolysis?

The side effects of electrolysis tend to be very minimal if any. When you come in for a consultation, you will learn more about what you can expect specifically. In addition, you will learn what types of side effects you can have. In most cases, side effects will include:

  • Slight irritation of the skin in the treatment area.
  • Minimal pain and discomfort in the treatment area.
  • Redness in the treated area.

Most people say this method creates a small sting when applied to the skin, much like a snap of a rubber band against the skin. In most situations, individuals will have no need for any medication to treat their side effects. Nevertheless, you should tell your technician about your health, any risks you may have, and any other factors that could impact your outcome.

Treatment for Side Effects

When you speak to your technician about your procedure, be sure to ask questions about how to properly treat any side effect you may have. In some cases, your doctor may provide you with a numbing treatment that can help minimize any feeling you have in the treatment area. You may also want to choose an over the counter numbing product.

If you have discomfort from the procedure, taking an over the counter pain medication such as an NSAID may be helpful. Follow your doctor’s recommendations for this.

Finally, some individuals develop a significant amount of anxiety from the procedure, often times because they are worried about how it will feel. Talk to your doctor about medications to reduce your anxiety especially if you tend to be nervous or anxious often.
For many people, the side effects of electrolysis are minimal and they long term benefits it offers are outstanding. Take a few minutes to talk to our experienced technicians to learn more about the process and what you can expect from this type of treatment from our Manhattan providers. Call at 646-205-8741 to schedule a consult.

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