Important Points for Treating
Darker Skin Tones

  1. Clients MUST keep regular weekly visits. Treating the hair in the early growth stage is much more effective for permanent eradication.
  2. Hydrate internally! Drinking 8 – 10 glasses of water per day is a MUST for darker skin tones unedergoing electrolysis! You must have water in your system before an appointment. A wet follicle is a much better conductor of the heat / current than a dry one. If you are dehydrated it will take much more intensity to eradicate the hair making the treatment more uncomfortable.
  3. Clients should use a water based moisturizer day and night. The epidermis needs water to plump up skin cells, allowing a vehicle for the treatment. Oily moisturizers, coconut oils and heavy Shea butters do not allow proper conduction of the current. Vaseline is not a moisturizer!
  4. Daily use of sunscreen with a SPF of 25+ will lower the probability of hyper-pigmentation.
  5. Regular facial treatments with an aesthetician to condition the skin is desirable. Professional care helps exfoliate dead, flaky layers of the epidermis, softens dark, raised keratinized buildup, and helps, in time, to reveal a brighter and more even skin tone. Facial treatments will increase the blood flow and circulation, thus delivering nutrients to tissues and skin cells.
  6. Acid peels and microdermabrasion procedures for the reduction of thick, keratinized skin can be extremely helpful to assist in revealing ingrown hairs. Gentle removal of these skin cells gives water based moisturizers and hydrating serums an opportunity to penetrate. Professional skincare treatments can give you a softer, smoother and even skin tone. (Find an expert that has experience with dark and ethnic skin types).
  7. Shaving, clipping closely or using a depilatory between scheduled appointments should improve the ease of treating the hair.


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