About Electrolysis Pain Management
Electrolysis hair removal can be a quite painful procedure. Everyone has their own tolerance for pain. Descriptions of the discomfort vary from “no worse than a mosquito bite,” to “like having a rubber band snapped against my bare skin hard.” Electrolysis can give a stinging and pricking sensation, and each hair has to go through it. The degree of also relative to the area of treatment. Certain spots, such as the upper lip, are known to be more sensitive than spots like the brows.
At Electrolysis 100% Permanent Hair Removal & Skin Care, our staff is dedicated to providing high quality care that is tailored to each client’s individual needs. We offer various options to make your treatment as comfortable as possible.
PAIN RELIEF OPTIONS
Topical Numbing Cream (No Cost)
This cream is a combination of benzocaine, lidocaine and tetracaine. These medications are specially compounded together by the pharmacy to help topically numb the treatment area. The cream is to be applied to the treatment area 60-90 minutes before the session and covered with plastic wrap. It is recommended that you wear gloves for the application and wash your hands afterwards. The cream may cause changes in skin color, itching or a rash, or mild burning. There are normal, expected effects. Severe burning, irritation, or signs of an allergic reaction warrant medical attention. If this occurs, please wash off the area immediately and call 911 or go to your closet ER.
Local Lidocaine Injections
In addition to the topical numbing medication, we can also provide our clients with local lidocaine injections if desired. Using a weight-based dose, our board-certified nurse practitioner will administer numbing medication directly into the treatment area with a small needle. You will be awake for this. Clients will often report a small poke and slight burning sensation as the medication is injected. It normally only takes a few minutes to lose feeling in the area where a local anesthetic is given. You shouldn’t be able to feel any pain after having a local anesthetic, although you may still feel some pressure or movement during your electrolysis. Full sensation should return when the medicine has worn off a few hours later. It is not uncommon to also experience a tingling sensation as the medicine wears off and possibly some minor bruising, bleeding, or soreness where the injection was given. Some people experience temporary side effects from a local anesthetic, such as dizziness, headaches, blurred vision, muscle twitching or shivering, continued numbness or a “pins and needles” sensation. This does typically pass.
Electrolysis + Lidocaine Injection Rates
NATALIA, ANNA & OLGA
Board Certified Nurse Practitioner Administrating Intravenous Hydration, Oral Sedation and Lidocaine Injection
Oral conscious sedation involves taking medication in our office orally 30-40 minutes before your electrolysis treatment begins. This method allows you to feel relaxed during your electrolysis treatment while remaining conscious and able to respond to questions. Although your electrolysis procedures may take hours, you’ll feel as if they only take minutes. Some patients become so relaxed that they fall asleep. The effects of the sedative typically subside the following day. It’s a very effective method of sedation that we use in our Chicago and Arlington Heights, IL, office.
Staying hydrated and retaining moisture on our skin is key for successful electrolysis treatments. Hydrated skin is better at conducting the currents used in electrolysis hair removal techniques and allows the hair to slide out easier from the follicle. We know that staying hydrated by drinking an adequate amount of water can be challenging. We are happy to offer our clients IV hydration. This would involve placing an IV at the time of the procedure to administer the fluids. Pending a consultation with our nurse practitioner, various additives can be included such as *** for an additional cost. This service is provided through a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner – administrated intravenous hydration, Oral Sedation and Lidocaine Injections.
FACIAL CLEARING COST:
- Topical numbing cream – included.
- Lidocaine injections – included.
- Oral conscious sedation – included.
- IV Fluids Hydration – included.
- Customized IV Vitamin Therapy -additional cost price range from $150 – $250.
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