Permanent hair removal clinic Los Angeles, CA with BadBetty Electrolysis 2023: Consider the pain management strategies you would prefer to use during your appointment and prepare accordingly. You can purchase a topical anesthetic from your preferred source or try our Ultimate Numbing Formula. Our cream can also be purchased onsite for future use. Keep the freshly treated area clean and free of makeup for at least 12 hours. Avoid saunas, hot tubs, and swimming for 48 hours. Try not to touch the treated area for 24 hours post treatment, especially if you are experiencing redness and inflammation. For redness and inflammation, we recommend putting a layer of medical grade honey (or Manuka Honey) on the treated area. Honey is a natural antimicrobial, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory agent. The sticky consistency will also remind you to keep your hands off the treated area! You can wash the layer of honey off with mild soap and water in the morning. See even more info on Bad Betty Electrolysis.
Numbing creams are the most common approach to pain management for electrolysis. Lidocaine, benzocaine, epinephrine, and tetracaine are the most common active ingredients in most numbing agents. Topical anesthetics can be purchased over the counter at your local pharmacy, online, or with a prescription. Some creams are a compound of multiple anesthetic agents meant to provide the best numbing experience for the longest time possible. We recommend testing different formulations to find what works for you.
You Don’t Need to Grow Hair Between Treatments: Unlike with waxing, you can shave in between your treatments. You no longer have to wait to grow your hair out because with laser hair removal you can shave as much as you want in between sessions. You can have laser hair removal treatment done over your lunch break, because there is no recovery time. The lasers do not remove skin, so there are very low risks. Is it painful? Laser hair removal is no more painful than waxing. If you have sensitive skin, there are numbing creams that can be used to make the experience more comfortable.
At minimum, you will see a permanent reduction in hair growth that becomes easier to maintain over time. Because it’s a long-term solution, it’s also cost effective. Over the course of your lifetime, you can save hundreds or even thousands of dollars, as there won’t be a need for monthly waxes or razor blade refills. Keep in mind that while laser hair removal works on all different skin tones, it is most effective on people with light skin and dark hair. People with darker skin tones may experience temporary hyperpigmentation of the skin in the treated area.
If you’re searching for the benefits of laser hair removal you’re likely on the fence about booking your first session or weighing out the pro’s and con’s against other popular hair removal treatments such as waxing and electrolysis. Now all of these treatments have their utility and may vary in suitability for different people and circumstances but more often than not we recommend laser hair removal as the premier choice for people looking for near permanent hair removal services. As a quick summary laser hair removal involves a technique to remove unwanted hair on either the body or the face. This procedure uses concentrated beams of light, better known as laser light in order to destroy the hair follicles.
Redness and swelling is absolutely normal post-treatment. Depending on the treatment modality and your body chemistry, the inflammation may last 1-4 days post treatment (especially after longer, more aggressive treatment sessions). Some tiny pinpoint scabbing is also normal and will certainly go away without long-term or permanent damage. It is important to keep your post-treatment area clean and undisturbed. In addition to products like witch hazel, tea tree oil, and aloe vera gel, we recommend (and sometimes distribute) Manuka Honey or medical grade honey to clients after treatment. This is an excellent antibacterial, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory gift from our dearest bee friends. The sticky texture also reminds you to KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF THE TREATED AREA! Find more info at Bad Betty Electrolysis in Beverly Hills, CA.