Aftercare Tips: Healing After Electrolysis

Posted by Nashua Electrolysis on August 25, 2021


Now that you are done with your electrolysis appointment, it’s essential to take care of your skin during the healing period. At Nashua Electrolysis, we understand that it can be a bit time consuming, but so worth having happy skin. So, here are our care tips, post hair removal near Tyngsboro, MA. Whether it’s summer or winter, all of these still apply!


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What electrolysis does.


Before we talk after care, let’s go over what electrolysis does and why it’s important to be gentle after the procedure. As the only FDA-approved form of permanent hair removal, electrolysis involves a thin probe and a small amount of electrical current. The probe enters the opening of a hair follicle, and the current destroys the cells that control hair growth. 


Many patients only feel a small pinching or temporary warm sensation. All of this leads to taking care of your hair follicles after treatment. You don’t want to introduce bacteria or irritate the region, as it could lead to an infection. So, let’s talk aftercare!


Stay clean!


Just like any other procedure done to your body, you should avoid touching the area and keep it clean. There are a few easy ways to do this. First, do not rub, scratch, or itch the treated region. For the first few days after treatment, you can gently clean the area with 70% alcohol or witch hazel. 


It’s also a good idea to apply a very thin coating of antibacterial or antibiotic cream. This way, you can be assured that the area will stay clean and germ free! For treated body areas, wear loose clothing during the healing process. 


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Sorry, no tanning!


Thinking it’s time for a trip to the beach or the tanning salon after a treatment? Sorry, no can do! Avoid direct sunlight for at least 48 hours afterwards, and that includes tanning at the salon. The treated area will be hypersensitive to the heat and can easily cause freckles. If it’s unavoidable for the treated area to be exposed to the sun, wear a light sunblock to protect your skin from the UV and UVB rays. 


Looking for hair removal in Tyngsboro, MA?


Nashua Electrolysis has a team of professional experts in the electrolysis industry that can provide you with the permanent hair removal treatment you’re looking for. For more information, contact us at (603)-888-3803!