OK so apparently my technician is really paranoid about the fact that I have implants and they are told that they’re not allowed to do electrolysis on anyone with any type of implant because the electricity goes through your whole body? Seems silly. Anyways, the hair removal should be fine with magnets and implants and stuff, right?
Afaik there isn’t any concern. I’ve had electrolysis before but plan to have a few future sessions. Can’t imagine there is any issues and your tech is just erring on the side of caution or liability.
There are lots of threads about electricity on this forum. Someone even made a video of directly zapping an implant with a violet wand, and it was fine.
I’ll let you know on the 10th though, as I have an electrolysis appointment.
So electrolysis is a bit different because you are sticking a needle into the hair follicle. I wouldn’t risk doing electrolysis directly over a flex implant.
But if the implant is a totally different part of the body from where you are having electrolysis done (ie implant in hand, electrolysis on face), then definitely it wont matter.
the only risk really would be the needle potentially piercing the flex implant, however electrolysis needles are not sharp from what i understand… they are meant to seat into the follicle and make contact with the root so the jolt of electricity specifically fries the root on its way into the body.
The electricity itself will not be an issue for the implant, flex or otherwise.
This is correct. There are different types of electrolysis, but they generally use a combination of electricity and heat to destroy a hair follicle. The needles should never be inserted deeply enough to mess with an implant.
I’m getting this done regularly, and neither implants nor piercings are any problem for this. There are some people who plainly refuse to do it if you have piercings / implants, but that’s due to misinformation.
When I had my hand surgery, the doctors asked me to remove all (!) my piercings, because if they had to cauterize a blood vessel, it could lead to serious burns around every piercing on my body - that’s plain bs, and I knew it… so I refused to remove my stuff and everything went fine. My electrolysis lady on the other hand is totally fine with my piercings, because she knows how this stuff works - I even have a piercing very close to the area she’s working at, and it’s never been a problem at all.
Set aside that electrolysis is a sort of pain I really dislike… no problems with getting tattoos or scarification, but that stuff… ugh. Wrong setting for me, and thus really uncomfortable
I wonder if they even could pierce skin if they tried to - the needles are so thin, I doubt they could break skin at all…
Right?!? It’s really bad. I have a pretty high pain tolerance. No problem with my tattoos or implants, but electrolysis is something special. I’ve been in tears in the chair more than once. I’ve had to go every other week for the last 6 months. I’m almost DONE!
This is why I prefer laser hair removal to electrolysis.
I tried it. It’s much better! But my red-tinted hair doesn’t respond to it enough for the full removal that I need.
Shame, i am slowly in a similar boat as my black hair is agressively becoming less black.