Is electrolysis painful?

Whether there is any discomfort during electrolysis is quite variable, depending on a patient’s tolerance and the modality used. During most treatments, a definite sensation will be noticed. It has been variously described as a “slight heat”, “tingling” or “stinging” sensation. There are different prescription and nonprescription topical medications that may be used to numb the treated area. We use a special electrolysis epilator that has several patented features to make the treatments as tolerable and comfortable as possible. We are trained to work within the comfort tolerance of our patients. Please, do not hesitate to let us know what you are feeling during the course of your treatment.

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