This is a topic that I feel should be addressed more frequently in the electrolysis world. When life’s stressful events occur whether it be a hormonal, physical, or emotional manifestation, these forms of stress really can influence skin sensitivity!
Living in the fast lane of life scenario seems typical to many of us. Our lives tend to get very busy with all the juggling of every day life events that are constantly taking place. When exceptionally stressful life situations are occurring whether you realize it or not, many times we are realizing the effects it’s having on our bodies during our electrolysis treatments. Our pain thresholds tend to decrease & skin sensitivity increases!
Speaking on a personal note, I would always find that my level of pain tolerance decreased and my skin sensitivity always increased whenever I found myself in less than ideal circumstances in life. Most of the time I felt that it was out of my control, but there were times when I could and did take control of the situation and adjusted my electrolysis appointments accordingly. I’ve listed a few common examples:
1. If you’re female and you can predict your monthly menstruation, avoid electrolysis appointments a few days prior and during your monthly menstrual cycle.
2. If deciding to try a new medication that influences hormonal levels, start medicine right after your electrolysis appointment, not prior. This will give your body time to adjust to changing hormone levels as well as building up a tolerance to nuances of the new medication.
3. If you’ve had a stressful event happen such as the death of a loved one or are going to have a predicted exceptionally stressful event take place in the near future such as your final school examinations, it may be wise to schedule your electrolysis appointments after these events have concluded or you feel that your health has recovered sufficiently for electrolysis appointments to resume.
I truly care about your comfort and want each and every electrolysis appointment to be as predictable, comfortable, and as pleasant as it can possibly be. When we have a lot of “stress” in our lives advertently or inadvertently we end up “feeling” it in the electrolysis chair! I would like to express these insights to all those who are receiving or considering electrolysis treatments so they will not be caught off guard if and when it happens. I’m not a fan of pain as well as being the biggest baby I know when it comes to sensitivity and pain. I hope these insights are helpful for you and will be taken into consideration in your permanent hair removal efforts!