Frequently Asked Questions
The most important fact we can impart to you, whether you choose us or not, and regardless of your current methods of hair removal, is that electrolysis is the one and only way to permanent hair removal over time. Our ElectroYogi team of electrologists uses the finest and speediest epilators available to the market, and have a wide variety of modalities to make sure we treat your individual skin with the utmost care, while also ensuring permanent destruction to your follicles. ElectroYogi Electrolysis designs custom treatment plans and packages for all areas of the body from head to toe. Depending on which areas you’re targeting, and what your previous methods of hair removal have been, your hair’s coarseness, darkness and strength will vary. Nicole and the ElectroYogi team will work with you to make sure every hair growth cycle is captured and all the hairs in that cycle are destroyed as quickly as possible. This is not an overnight process, but it is a permanent one. You will witness your skin take on a whole new radiance and feel smooth as a young babe. At your first appointment, we will sit down and review your health history and you will learn everything you need to know about becoming hair free – permanently. You’ll be given detailed counsel on an optimal before and after-care regimen as you go through your treatment plan to ensure the best and most beautiful results. ElectroYogi pays the finest attention to detail regarding sanitation, sterilization, discretion and most of all to the health of your body and skin. Once you’ve gone through the journey of electrolysis, you will be sold forever just like we have been.
To achieve permanent results, electrolysis requires a series of treatments so that we can permanently destroy the hair follicles at each cycle of growth and stop the blood flow to those follicles.
Your hair grows in cycles, which vary according to body part… we usually see all the cycles of growth appear over a 12-18 month period (legs not included), meaning you can be completely hair free in less than a year and a half if you’re consistent about treatments and sticking to electrolysis best practices.
The duration of your overall treatment plan will vary based on area of the body, and your previous methods of hair removal.
When you come in for your consultation and initial treatment, your ElectroYogi will evaluate your hair and design a customized plan to get you permanently hair free.
Before Care FAQ:
Is it painful?
ElectroYogi Electrolysis uses state of the art epilation equipment which is extremely comfortable, however if you are particularly sensitive or worried about pain, feel free to take ibuprofen, motrin, or another pain reliever. You may also apply a topical anesthetic, which we can recommend for you after your first visit. We offer a great topical for sale as a cash product here at the office.
What do I need to do before coming in to prepare?
Be sure to have NOT shaved, waxed or done any other method of hair removal for 3 days before treatment. The hairs need to be long enough to be grabbed with a professional tweezer. I strongly recommend shaving 3 days before treatment so that we can ensure completely permanent results for those hairs present. Also, be sure to drink plenty of water the day before and of your treatment. Try to avoid caffeine on the day of treatment.
How much will it cost to remove my hairs permanently?
Because of the cyclical nature of hair growth, we cannot guestimate how long your plan will take or how much you will spend to become hair free permanently. When you come for treatment, your ElectroYogi will advise you on approximately how long to expect for treatments over your particular areas’ growth cycles.
What areas do you treat?
We provide head to toe services – eyebrows, hairline, upper lip, chin, neck, back, abdomen, bikini, arms, chest, breasts, legs and feet.
How often will I have to come for treatment?
ElectroYogi will work with you and the frequency of your hair growth cycles to eliminate your hair permanently in a reasonable amount of time. At first, you will come quite frequently for treatment. Then it will be less and less often and for a shorter treatment time.
Preparing for your ElectroYogi electrolysis appointment:
To ensure the most beautiful results in your permanent hair removal journey, please partner with your ElectroYogi in this simple before and after care routine. Your skin and hair will be forever grateful!
Before your appointment
- Please shave or clip (as absolutely close to the surface of the skin) the areas to be treated 3-4 days before treatment. This will ensure we have hairs to work with that are in the most active stage of growth.Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Since ample moisture content is one of the key factors in the success of electro-epilation, please consume as much pure water as possible at least 24 hours before treatment. In the hours directly before your appointment, please try to drink at least 24-48 ounces. I cannot emphasize this enough, as simple hydration (inside and externally) will make your treatments so so much more effective and comfortable.Skip your morning cup o’Joe, especially in the hours before your appointment. Please also steer clear of sodas or other stimulants. Your nervous system will be calmer and your hair follicles will respond better to treatment.
- Moisturize the areas to be treated topically in the morning before your appointment as per your regular skin care routine.
- Please be clean and fresh when having bodywork treatments. If you’ve just come from your daily workout, kindly freshen up in the ElectroYogi restroom prior to treatment.
- If having an underarm treatment, please skip your deodorant or antiperspirant on the day of your appointment. The follicle mouth will be more receptive to treatment as a result.
- Most importantly, RELAX! Breathe and enjoy the fact that you are becoming hair free permanently. You’re blessed to be receiving treatment from the finest equipment available — Exhale.
After your appointment
Keep it clean. Your ElectroYogi will have taken the most detailed precautions to protect your skin before and after treatment. Please refrain from touching, rubbing, scratching or squeezing the area(s) treated. We recommend (particularly for areas like upper lip or where bacteria easily accumulates) using gentle tea tree moistened wipes (NOT full strength tea tree oil) to sanitize the area 2 times per day. Also feel free to simply use your favorite gentle cleanser. Follow with 100 percent aloe vera at night or your favorite moisturizer/ lotion. ElectroYogi carries a beautiful line of completely natural products that can also speed and enhance your optimal recovery.
Please stay out of the sun for at least 24 hours after treatment, especially on the face. If you are out and about, please use a moisturizer or sunscreen with SPF 28 or above – more than 30 is not necessary, however it IS VITAL to protect yourself from the sun during your healing phase else you could subject your skin to hyperpigmentation
After underarm treatments, please refrain from using deodorant or antiperspirant for 24 hours after treatment
After face treatments, please refrain from using makeup, particularly creamy foundations, for 24 hours after treatment.
Allow the skin to form its natural protective barrier for healing prior to introducing any potential irritants.
Refrain from hot tubs, pools, saunas, steam rooms or extreme workouts (Bikram or Ashtanga yoga, running, or anything that will get you very sweaty) for at least 48 hours after treatment. Let’s ensure that no unnecessary bacteria is introduced into the treated areas
Please try to wear loose-fitting clothes, particularly in bikini, nape, and underarm areas treated so as to allow the skin maximum breathing and healing opportunities.
Electrolysis After Care FAQ:
Since electrolysis does introduce electric action inside the dermal layer of the skin, you will notice some superficial reaction on the epidermis while your skin is healing from treatment. Don’t worry – this is completely natural and will go away in a few days. Here are a few FAQs about the healing process and some things to look for in the highly unlikely case you experience any unusual symptoms.
What will happen to my skin after treatment?
Your ElectroYogi will do a thorough after-care process that will calm and soothe the areas treated, and minimize any after treatment reaction. However, the following healing symptoms are perfectly normal and expected:
• Slight redness (disappears within hours of treatment)
• Slight soreness in area (dissipates in 24-48 hours)
• Minor swelling (disappears within hours of treatment)
• Tiny red scabs on the follicles (usually appears after 24-48 hours and disappears in less than a week)
• Occasional milia or whiteheads in the areas treated (most often seen in the upper lip area). These are normal, and is the body’s way of evacuating bacteria that was already inside the follicle before treatment.
What if the area does not seem to be healing?
In the highly unlikely event of an infection, you will witness symptoms within 24 hours. If you notice any sign of infection – pus, extreme redness, extreme soreness – contact first your ElectroYogi, and then your doctor.
What are the best after-care products to use?
Your ElectroYogi will help you find the best before and after care products based on your individual skin and hair. We offer an amazing selection of natural, paraben-free, cruelty free and all-botanically-based products for preparing and healing the skin. Our motto is CLEANSE, MOISTURIZE, SUN PROTECT, and DRINK MORE WATER. Feel free to ask any of our electrologists and especially our esthetician about these wonderful products and how they may help you ensure flawless skin long after your permanent hair removal journey is done. Most importantly, we are only as good as our partnership with you, so please be committed to your skin care routine to ensure the most beautiful results every treatment and beyond.
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