JH Skincare Clinic

Electrolysis, Elizabeth Arden PRO Peel, lightfusion™, Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra, Skin Tags, and Red Veins in London

137 Kirkdale, Sydenham, London SE26 4QJ

T: 020 8699 1998
E: info@jhskincareclinic.co.uk

After Care for Electrolysis

First and foremost, please ensure that you keep the treated area meticulously clean and dry for the first 48 hours post treatment.

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

AFTER TREATMENT YOU MAY EXPERIENCE

  • Redness, swelling and sensitivity of the skin in the area which has been treated up to 48 hours*
  • The treated area and surrounding skin may feel hot for up to 48 hours*
  • Pin dot crusting or small scabs may appear within the treated area
  • The skin may itch as the healing process takes place

POINTS TO REMEMBER FOR 48 HOURS* AFTER TREATMENT

Skincare

  • Sterex Witch Hazel and Aloe Vera gel should be applied liberally using clean, damp cotton wool immediately after electrolysis to soothe, calm redness and prevent infection. Continue applying Aloe Vera gel for the next 21 days.
  • To prevent irritation and the spread of infection, do not pick spots or small blood scabs which may appear a couple of days after treatment and depending on the skin, may take between 7–21 days to heal. Fine blood scabs are a normal post reaction response to the treatment, especially in the initial stages of having electrolysis. The fine blood scabs develop by the dry cauterized blood in the base of the follicle rising up through the follicle. Do not pick the area at all.
  • For clients who have long hair, to reduce the risk of infected follicles, keep hair tied back off the face.

Avoid: Touching the treated area and do not pick any scabs that may form

Avoid: Self tans or fake tans as these can cause irritation to the skin, also avoid perfumes, and perfumed body lotions

Avoid: Direct sunlight, or sun bed treatment. If you must go out in the sun, use a high protection factor sunscreen of at least SPF 30 to avoid hyper pigmentation, especially on yellow based, Black and Asian skin types. Re apply in the middle of the day. UVA and UVB can cause pigmentation marks to appear on the treated area and wearing our SPF 30 will help to reduce this quicker, developing an even skin tone faster.

Avoid: Saunas, solaria, sun beds, jacuzzis and steam treatments as these can also cause pigmentation to develop

Avoid: Hot baths, showers

Avoid: Swimming

Avoid: Applying make-up to the treated area.

Avoid: Applying soap or perfumed products to the treated area

Avoid: Activities for 48 hours that stimulate blood flow following treatment

Avoid: Wearing tight or restricted clothing over treated body areas

POINTS TO REMEMBER WHILST HAVING ELECTROLYSIS

Use of Cleansing

  • When washing or cleansing use gentle un perfumed cream cleanser or facial wash, never use soap on the treated area as this will further dry the skin. Gently pat the area dry to avoid dislodging any fine scabs or crusts

Bleaching

  • If you would like to bleach the downy hair growth between treatments, do not apply bleach for at least 48 hours after electrolysis.

Re-growth

  • 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

Treatment Plan

  • Follow your Electrologist’s recommendations for your treatment plan and aftercare

Pigmentation

  • Use a high protection factor sunscreen of at least SPF 30 to avoid hyper pigmentation, especially on yellow based, Black and Asian skin types. Re apply in the middle of the day. UVA and UVB can cause pigment marks to appear on the treated area and wearing our SPF 30 will help to reduce this quicker, developing an even skin tone faster.

Remember

  • Tell your Electrologist about any unusual reactions immediately in order that she may modify your treatment accordingly

THE CLINIC IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR CLIENT’S SKIN CARE POST ELECTROLYSIS TREATMENT



* NB: For most people, after-effects of the treatment normally clear within 48 hours. However, everyone is different, so please do not be alarmed if it takes a bit longer. If in doubt, please contact us.

We recommend the use of these products for homecare and in-between treatments, they can all be purchased at the clinic.

Sterex Witch Hazel Gel for Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra Sterex Witch Hazel Gel for the first 48 hours for anti-septic
Sterex Aloe Vera Gel Sterex Aloe Vera Gel for the next 7 days for healing
Cellular Recovery Serum Elizabeth Arden Recovery Serum for healing and repairing
Vitage Skin Defence SPF30 Vitage SPF30 to even uneven pigmentation

All clients new to Electrolysis and Red Vein treatments at the clinic must have a one-off ½hr consultation of £35 before commencement of treatment. This applies to all clients, regardless of them previously having had Electrolysis or Red Vein treatments at a previous practice.

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