Stop waxing, tweezing and plucking
As soon as you decide to undergo an electrolysis treatment, stop removing hair by plucking, tweezing or waxing. Length of the hair in the area to be treated is the most important thing for best results. Ideally there should be two to four millimetre of hair visible; too short a hair will be hard to grip and it will also be difficult to determine the direction of the growth. Waxed and tweezed hair take several weeks to grow again, and this will only extend the duration of treatment.
Shaving or cutting are okay
Both shaving and cutting with scissor do not affect hair growth, so you can continue with either of these methods to keep your hair length under control.
Better not to bleach hair
Bleaching hair does not affect the electrolysis treatment but it is better to avoid bleaching for two days before treatment. Bleaching at times makes your skin over-sensitive which may cause unnecessary pain or irritation.
Don't shave 3 or 4 days before treatment
You need to be more vigilant in the last 3, 4 days prior to treatment. It is better to stop shaving and cutting to make sure your hair are not too short for the treatment.
You can wear makeup even on the day of appointment, but remember it will be removed by your doctor before starting the treatment. You can also take a mild painkiller like ibuprofen or paracetamol an hour before your appointment.