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
ANASTASIA & TINA
Board Certified Nurse Practitioner Administrating Intravenous Hydration, Oral Sedation and Lidocaine Injection
It is not uncommon to be nervous or anxious about having electrolysis. If you have anxiety at baseline and already take an anti-anxiety medication, please let our staff know during your consult and as long as your prescribing provider is ok with it, we may ask you to take the medication 30-60 minutes prior to your appointment. For clients that do not regularly use anti-anxiety medications, we can set up a virtual consultation with our nurse practitioner to see if a once time dose prior to your treatment is appropriate. Please note, that anyone taking pre-procedural anti-anxiety medications, a driver is required to and from your appointment.
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.
Electrolysis + Local Lidocaine Injections + Oral Sedation & IV Hydration Cost:
Board Certified Anesthesiologist Administrating Intravenous Sedation and Lidocaine Injections
Electrolysis 100% Permanent Hair Removal is offering deep IV sedation for large volume electrolysis clients only. Deep IV sedation is a drug-induced state of relaxation during which patients are further unconscious to be totally unconscious. This service is provided through a Board Certified Anesthesiologist – administrated Intravenous Sedation and Lidocaine Injections. This service requires additional paperwork to be completed prior to booking to make sure the safest care is provided. A day or two prior to the scheduled procedure date, the Anesthetist will call the patient to go over further pre-op instructions. Clients are asked to arrive 30 minutes before their appointment where they will be with the anesthesiologist for the day and discuss the sedation plan. An IV is inserted typically into the client’s arm so that the medications can be given during the procedure to help with both pain and anxiety. The anesthesiologist can discuss any risks associated with this type of comfort care with you. The physician is present during the entire treatment and does stay after completion of the case to make sure the client recovers without issue. They will also call you the next day to see how you are doing.
*Our anesthesiologist will bill medical insurance for anesthesia services, except Medicare (for dental procedures) and Medicaid. They take care of all the billing, so you do not have to. Our Anesthesiologist are out-of-network with some insurances, but they do accept them. Without insurance $800/Hour/
Deposit for Anesthesia services:
(*This is a separate deposit in addition to the deposit for the electrolysis treatment)
Electrolysis + Intravenous Sedation + Lidocaine Injections:
How to prepare for Large Volume Electrolysis Hair Removal