Before & After Care

Electrolysis creates a small amount of temporary damage beneath the skin which destroys the hair germination cells in the follicle near the hair root.  To ensure the best healing, proper preparation and care is needed.

Before Treatment

For 24 hours PRIOR to and up to your appointment


✔  STAY HYDRATED!  This makes healing and pain management SO much better

✔  Eat.  Keep blood sugar levels up and avoid caffine

✔  Discontinue the use of 

✔  Moisturize.  Up until right before your appointment will make the skin more elastic which is ideal for healing

✔  Exfoliate your skin regularly.  This will remove debris from the follicle making treatment easier and potentially faster

✔  Let your hair grow for 2 - 3 days prior to your appointment


✖  Shave, wax, pluck or remove hair by the root

✖  Come in after chemical treatments on your face (facials, chemical peels etc.)

✖  Bring more than one person with you.  The rooms are small and the Electrologist may need room to move around

✖  Shave or trim.  The hair needs to be long enough to grasp with tweezers (2-3 days of growth)

✖  Pick at scabs or disturb your skin.  Your Electrologist can assist with minor extractions

After Treatment


Witch Hazel and Aloe Vera can be applied liberally using a clean cotton ball immediately after electrolysis to soothe, calm redness and prevent infection.  Continue applying Aloe 2-3 x per day for 3 days.

After treatment, you may experience the following:

Avoid the following for 48 hours after treatment:  

Do not pluck, tweeze, thread or remove hair with wax or depilatory cream remover between electrolysis treatments, as this will interrupt the hair growth cycle. It is safer to simply trim any noticeable unwanted hair with scissors


It is important to take extra special care of the treated area, especially within the first 48 hours of treatment. This will give the skin a chance to settle, will allow the heat reaction in the skin to return to normal and prevent infection of the treated open follicles.

After treatment, you may experience the following:

Avoid the following for 48 hours after treatment:  

To prevent irritation, scarring and the spread of infection, do not pick spots or small scabs which may appear a couple of days after treatment and depending on the skin, may take between 7–21 days to heal. Fine scabs are a normal post reaction response to the treatment, especially in the initial stages of having electrolysis. 


Tell your Electrologist about any unusual reactions immediately in order that they may modify your treatment accordingly.