Choosing an Electrologist in Halifax
Members of the Federation of Canadian Electrolysis Associations and Atlantic Association of Professional Electrologists are:
- Members of their provincial electrolysis organizations
- Trained professionals who display their credentials of training and affiliations to their provincial and national organizations
- Electrologists who provide personal assessments to fully explain the electrolysis procedure in relation to individuals’ hair problems
- Electrologists who are following approved sterilization methods and use sterilized disposable needles
Guidelines for Choosing a Professionally Trained Electrologist
- The electrologist and their facility should be professional. Membership in an electrolysis organization is beneficial as it indicates exposure to and interest in the electrolysis practice and developments.
- The electrologist should have all educational certificates displayed. An electrolysis certificate is not a guarantee of quality because training schools are not standardized or evenly assessed in Canada. However, it does indicate that they have been trained.
- They should be able to answer all your questions about electrolysis with confidence.
- The client should not be able to feel the hair being removed after it’s been treated (like a tweeze). A properly treated hair will slide out from the follicle with ease and minimum sensation.
- Electrologists should be willing to discuss the protocols for sterilization procedures.
- Pre-sterilized, one-use needles are a must.
Electrolysis in Halifax Means Safe, Permanent Hair Removal
At Brooks Electrolysis, we are committed to providing a safe, professional and confidential service for all clients. One thing we always do is tell clients how to deal with the after-effects of electrolysis.
The effects of electrolysis are temporary. You may or may not experience redness and swelling, which is a natural reaction to electrolysis. You also may or may not experience scabbing of the treated follicle, which could last up to a week. However, post-treating the area will greatly reduce healing time.
With that said, here are the DOs and DON’Ts of electrolysis pre and post-treatment:
- Apply a cold compress to the treated area for 20 to 30 minutes to soothe and reduce any redness and swelling that may occur.
- Disinfect the treated area with 70% alcohol or witch hazel for 1 to 5 days. We recommend twice a day for the first 2 or 3 days, then once a day for the next 4 days. An area can take up to a week to heal
- Apply an antibacterial cream (i.e. POLYSPORIN® cream) after you’ve disinfected the area to promote healing.
Epsom salt baths will also promote and speed up healing time to the treated area (i.e. bikini line, legs, buttocks) and is also soothing, and relaxing to the body.
- Wear sunscreen daily. Reapply when needed and avoid direct sunlight to the face as much as possible. The same applies to body.
- Drink plenty of water for hydrated skin.
- Have your face clean and free from make up if possible prior to your treatment.
Expose the treated area to UV rays or tanning beds for 24 to 72 hours before and after treatment. For the face, we recommend longer or no direct exposure at all to avoid hyperpigmentation of the skin.
- Squeeze pustules.
- Pick scabs that may occur.
- Irritate the treated area (i.e. make up, tight clothing, skin scrubbers).
- Wear make up for at least 24 hours after treatment.