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#122211 - 07/11/16 08:35 AM Electrolysis aftercare
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Registered: 06/30/16
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What have you all found to be the best aftercare treatment to reduce scabbing/scarring and increasing healing time? I've heard a lot about witch hazel but am not sure what exact product to buy? Do you use Vaseline to decrease scab formation? Any thoughts on effective post-treatment care would be greatly appreciated!

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#122212 - 07/11/16 08:53 AM Re: Electrolysis aftercare [Re: Anchor]
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Registered: 06/19/16
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Loc: OH, United States
This has been my after electrolysis + beauty routine and it's working very well for me. Took a few years to perfect lol.
immidiately after session: Clean area with witch hazel on cotton pad. Add 1-2 drops of tea tree oil to the same cotton pad and clean area again. Put on polysporin until that night.
That night: wash face with gentle soap. Wipe area down with Cotton pad + witch hazel. Add 1-2 drops of tea tree oil and wipe area again. Seal area with Vaseline/aquaphor.
I then repeat this every morning and right before bed for the next 3 days.
The rest of the week I'll do the following one in the morning, once before bed: clean area with gentle soap. wipe witch hazel on cotton pad. Use regular moisturizer (I use a non scented basic intensive moisturizer with an oatmeal base). Seal area with a few drops of pure argan oil + a few drops of rose hip oil.

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#122216 - 07/11/16 12:09 PM Re: Electrolysis aftercare [Re: Anchor]
Michael Bono Offline

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Registered: 01/11/11
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Loc: Santa Barbara, CA USA
If all this process is working for you ... then BRAVO! "Go for it."

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#122217 - 07/11/16 05:34 PM Re: Electrolysis aftercare [Re: Anchor]
kljutsh Offline
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Registered: 04/08/16
Posts: 12
Loc: estonia/finland
My electrolysis sessions aftercare:

I clean the area with calendulae tinct (which disinfects) with cotton pads as directed by my electrologist, and only after 24h allow water on the area, to avoid any bacteria. I don't use any soap, cream or any such on the area. No direct sunlight for 48-72h - I have fair skin. This works for me.. Calendulae tinct is cheap (2 EUR per 50 ml bottle) and seems to be doing the trick for me.

I haven't had scabs after my sessions yet. Waiting for those ones still.
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Hirsutism due to PCOS. Diagnosed in 2005. Professional depilation full body since 2006. Started electrolysis on face and neck area in June 2016. Electrolysis completed: 910 minutes.

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