The Blend process is a combination of the Diathermy and the, more modern, Galvanic treatment - it tends to be more permanent and more comfortable. We can advise at the consulation which method is more suitable for you.
The Diathermy method produces heat, using a high frequency, short wave diathermy current to cauterise the hair at its follicle. This current is channelled through the very fine needle to the desired area; the heat is discharged for 1-3 seconds.
Bacteria is everywhere and on everything, so never touch the treated area unless hands are thoroughly washed. Touching your skin with dirty hands will cause you to break out.
Apply Bacitracin, Polysporin, or any antibiotic cream cream to the treated area the night of your treatment. This can be applied with clean hands or cotton three times a day, for up to a week. These medicines are designed to kill bacteria on your skin and prevent infections from cuts and burns. This will help your skin heal even faster, especially facial areas. Make sure to follow the recommended dosage on the label or ask your pharmacist.
To reduce inflammation and swelling. Using an Icepack on the treated area following treatment will reduce selling and inflammation. If you experience discomfort while your skin is healing, using an Epsom salt compress will help alleviate symptoms. Add one teaspoon of Epsom salt to half a cup of warm water. Mix and apply the mixture with a clean washcloth for ten minutes at a time. This can be repeated until symptoms subside.
Immediately after treatment, you must stay out of the sun to prevent abnormal pigmentation. An area that has been treated is extra sensitive to hyperpigmentation. It is also very sensitive to heat. Skin that has been treated by thermolysis is especially at risk because heat was used to release the hair. Exposing treated skin to additional heat will cause treated skin to become sunburnt and inflamed. Do not leave the house without using sunblock with a minimum of SPF 15.
Avoid exercising after your electrolysis appointment. Excessive sweating can cause bacteria to enter open follicles causing a minor infection, resulting in a breakout.
Do not apply makeup for at least 24-48 hours after electrolysis. Your pores are open and can easily become infected. It is okay to wear eye makeup, but no foundation or powder. Application brushes and sponges are full of bacteria that will cause you to break out. Be sure to wash your application brushes with a proper antimicrobial cleanser prior to resuming your regular makeup routine 24-48 hours post treatment.
Avoid shaving the area for at least 24-48 hours post treatment. This can cause microscopic cuts and scrapes allowing bacteria to enter the follicles causing infection. Shaving can also cause ingrown hairs to form. Let the skin heal prior to shaving
Avoid any harsh products until skin is fully healed. This includes perfumes, acne medications, astringents or anything with an alcohol base. These products will dry out your skin. Witch hazel is recommended to cleanse the skin and can be used as a toner.
Tweezing causes trauma inside the follicle, supplying follicle with a nutritious blood source resulting in deeper, thicker regrowth. Remember, some regrowth is to be expected.
Keeping on a regular electrolysis maintenance schedule is very important. If you cannot make your scheduled appointment, clip, shave, or use a depilatory cream such as Nair to remove the hairs. Treating the new regrowth as soon as it starts to appear, when the roots are not very deep and thick, will result in a more effective treatment. Fine hairs are much easier to treat that thick deep ones. So be sure to maintain a regular treatment schedule!
It is usually necessary to have a course of treatment before the hair removal can be considered permanent; this is because each hair grows at a different rate. There will be a constant and gradual decrease in hair growth until a permanent result has been achieved.
The amount of treatment needed to achieve permanent hair removal will vary from person to person.
All treatments have possible side effects and risks.The risks of Electrolysis and Advanced Cosmetic Procedures include:
The risks of Electrolysis and Advanced Cosmetic Procedures include: