This is the first question that I am asked when I tell people that I am doing electrolysis. The short answer is "it depends". I don't think that it is very painful, but everyone is different. It is impossible to destroy hair growth tissue without sensation because each hair follicle is surrounded by its own network of nerve endings. The sensation, which may or may not be felt, is assurance that destructive activity is taking place. I have had someone in, who told me that they might fall asleep during a treatment in one area, but ask for topical anesthetics for another area because it was more uncomfortable. I utilize advanced Apilus technology ensuring our clients a gentler and more comfortable way to permanent hair removal. If you have tried electrolysis before, try it again and feel the Apilus difference.
The sensation you might experience depends on many reasons including where one is having treatment and what method is used. Some parts of the body are more sensitive than others. If you have ever waxed or plucked, you'll find electrolysis to be surprisingly comfortable. Some clients have described the sensation as a pinch, a mosquito bite, a quick snap, or a building warmth. Many adjustments can be made which help to make the treatment more comfortable. You can also take Tylenol, Aspirin, or Advil 30-45 minutes before treatment to help make treatment more comfortable. I will work within your personal comfort level and there is topical anesthetics available.
Call today to find out that it is more comfortable than you expected! We are the ONLY State Licensed Electrolysis Office in the Duluth, Superior and Twin Ports.
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