Electrolysis Aftercare

  • Swelling and redness are normal after treatment. An ice pack may be applied using a thin protective barrier such as a paper towel. Icing is most effective in the first 24 hours following a treatment.

  • If you should experience any pinpoint scabbing, keep the area moist with Aquaphor® or Vaseline and allow the epithelial skin to fall off on its own. Do not pick. Picking can result in scarring.

  • Do not apply makeup to the treated area for 24 hours. 

  • Avoid using products on the treated area that could irritate your skin for 72 hours. This would include Retin A®, Renova®, Retinol products, Alpha Hydroxy and glycolic acid products or any products containing alcohol.

  • Witch Hazel or Aloe Vera Gel may be used to calm the skin.

  • Sunscreen is important to use after treatment to prevent hyperpigmentation. An SPF of 30 or greater is recommended.

  • Please call the office with ANY questions or concerns. 515.210.8303