Undesirable vegetation on the face, especially on the female, is extremely unpleasant. However, modern cosmetology quite successfully allows you to cope with this problem with the help of a controlled electric current. In what cases can electrolysis on the face be performed and why is it recognized by many experts as the most optimal way to eliminate hairs? To answer these questions we will have to find out all the positive aspects of the procedure, as well as determine its possible shortcomings.
So what is electrolysis? This relatively young, but very effective technique is based on an electric current that destroys the cells responsible for hair growth. It is served directly to each bulb through a special sensor electrode made in the form of a needle or tweezers.
Regardless of the method of implementation, the technique implies a point impact, which means that it can be successfully applied in the smallest areas. This quality of electrolysis largely explains its popularity in the destruction of facial hair, for example, above the upper lip or during eyebrow correction.
Indications for use
The procedure is used to eliminate unwanted vegetation in various parts of the face and body, with the exception of areas with an accumulation of lymph nodes. Electrolysis allows you to fight with any type of hair, regardless of their structure and color. Due to this property, it is possible to destroy light cannon vegetation in the cheekbones or cheeks, as well as hard hair (for example, electrolysis of the upper lip).
It should also be noted that the procedure is highly versatile and can be carried out regardless of skin type, as well as the presence of a relatively fresh tan (approximately 7 – 10 days after taking active sunbathing, the procedure will be absolutely safe).
How is the procedure?
Electrolysis is a fairly lengthy procedure. This is due to painstaking and pinpoint exposure. Each hair is removed individually, which means that processing even one zone will require a certain amount of time. However, when working with areas on the face, this fact, as a rule, is not decisive.
Special preparation for hair removal is not required. About a week before the procedure, you should reduce the amount of time spent in the sun and start using cosmetics with a high sun protection factor. About 3 – 4 days before the visit to the specialist, unwanted hairs are shaved off so that they can grow to a length of 3 – 3.5 mm. Additional preparatory measures include cleaning the problem area of the skin from external contaminants with soap, scrub and water.
Reviews of the procedure often indicate its excessive soreness. This information is especially relevant when working with delicate and sensitive skin. To stop the discomfort, the patient has to do local anesthesia with special creams or injections (the latter option is more effective and this is more preferable).
Pain usually manifests itself during the formation of an electrical impulse; dead hair is removed without any unpleasant sensations. During the operation of the sensor, the patient holds an additional passive electrode in his hand, this requirement is one of the most mandatory.
The procedure is carried out by a course consisting of several sessions. Usually, to achieve a constant pronounced effect, it is enough to go from 5 to 7 procedures with a break of at least 30 days, but not more than 2 months. Noticeable changes are formed already at the first visit to a specialist.
Of course, there are reviews and opinions that electrolysis above the upper lip or on any other part of the face provokes serious complications that are quite difficult to hide from prying eyes.
Well, in such a statement, of course, there is some truth. After electric hair removal, quite often various side effects are observed, the existence of which the patient must be warned by the cosmetologist. The first complications usually begin during the process of manipulation, the skin begins to redden, pain is felt, small pimples – pimples form. After a couple of hours, puffiness and a slight burning sensation begin to appear, then the complications gradually disappear.
If absolutely necessary, such side effects are quite simple to hide with decorative cosmetics, however, this is not recommended due to the risk of getting inside wounds of infections and further development of inflammation.
In addition to classical complications, more serious consequences can be observed, they are not standard, but rather serve as evidence of safety violations or rejection of an electric current by the body. These negative reactions include:
- hair ingrowth;
Recommendations for skin restoration
The human face is the most open area, subject to the influence of external factors, which is why it is so important to provide additional protection that helps injured skin recover faster. Compliance with simple rules and prohibitions will help you reduce the period of side effects and prevent more serious complications:
- Do not use cosmetics, perfumes, skin care products on the treated area for 48-72 hours.
- Avoid hygienic procedures based on hot water (up to 72 hours).
- Reduce physical activity, as well as abandon any action that provokes increased sweating (up to 5 days).
- Avoid visits to the solarium, sauna, pool, do not swim in open water and do not sunbathe in a natural way (until the end of the rehabilitation period, that is, until 7 – 10 days).
- Use sunscreen before each outdoor trip.
- Treat the skin with an antiseptic composition (at least four times a day, for 4 – 7 days).
- If necessary, use wound healing pharmacy preparations.
Electrolysis of antennae, eyebrows, cheekbones and other parts of the face has certain contraindications, the observance or non-observance of which can affect your health and the final result of the cosmetic procedure. Limitations on such hair removal are usually associated with:
- pregnancy and breastfeeding of the newborn;
- individual intolerance to electric current;
- the presence of serious diseases such as hepatitis, diabetes, oncology;
- face reinforcement with gold threads;
- exacerbation of chronic diseases or the presence of ongoing viral infections (including influenza, acute respiratory infections, acute respiratory viral infections and others);
- the presence on the skin of open wounds, dermatitis, herpes, psoriasis, foci of inflammation;
- increased skin sensitivity and a tendency to form various types of scars.
Before and after photos
Most patients are always interested before the procedure how much it costs. In answer to this question, it should be noted once again that hair epilation is carried out course, which means that the voiced prices will increase many times over.
The cost of the session is determined by the amount of time spent on the oral cavity, and also depends on a number of additional factors, for example, the professionalism of the cosmetologist, the localization of the problem area, the availability of additional services.
Electrolysis of facial hair It is a procedure whose task is to eliminate excess hair in specific areas (above the upper lip, on the chin, cheeks, cheekbones and eyebrows). The technique involves precise and extremely effective processing, which allows you to forever say goodbye to a hated problem. However, the achievement of the announced result is possible only after completing the full course of procedures.