Tips for Choosing an Electrologist in Halifax
- 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 consultations to fully explain the electrolysis procedure in relation to individuals’ hair problems
- electrologists who are following approved sterilization methods and use pre-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. 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 able and willing to discuss their hygiene and 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 post-treatment:
- Apply a cold compress to the treated area to soothe and reduce any redness and swelling that may occur.
- Disinfect the treated area with 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 2 or 3 days.
- Apply an antibacterial cream (i.e. POLYSPORIN® cream) after you’ve disinfected the area to promote healing.
Epsom salt baths will also promote healing to the treated area (i.e. bikini line, legs, buttocks) and is also soothing and relaxing to the body.
- Wear sunscreen and a hat if you’re going to be exposed to the sun for any length of time
- Expose the treated area to UV rays and tanning beds for 24 to 48 hours after treatment. For the face, we recommend longer.
- Squeeze pustules.
- Irritate the treated area (i.e. tight clothing, skin scrubbers).
- Touch the treated area.
- Permanent hair removal
- Sterile disposable needles
- Post-treatment care