Permanent Hair Removal Via Electrolysis for Women
Children and adolescents have fluctuating hormones, and they’re often even more image-conscious than adults. Many of our younger clients come in to remove unwanted hair they started growing during puberty, which – like hair above the upper lip in females – often becomes a source of insecurity during adolescence.
Clients younger than 18 need a legal guardian to accompany them just for the first treatment and to sign an informed consent. After that, the minor may come on their own. If you feel you or your child have hair growth beyond the norm, we also recommend getting a physician’s evaluation.
Irritation and Post Treatment Care
While irritation is normal and generally short-lived, irritation may increase in severity for those with sensitive skin, and coping with these effects is often more difficult for children. In addition to the potential insecurity arising from visible irritation, it is also harder for younger patients to carefully follow the steps necessary to protect irritated areas following treatment and avoid picking at the skin. For this reason, we also educate the legal guardian accompanying the child receiving treatment so that they can be vigilant about ensuring that their child is following the proper post treatment procedures.
If you or a minor in your care would like to learn more about electrolysis, we invite you to schedule a free consultation at our conveniently located office in New York City’s Columbus Circle area, during which time we can also do a patch test on a small area of skin to give both guardian and child a sense of what to expect both during and after treatment.