Electrolysis is a common cosmetic treatment. Modern electrolysis devices destroy the growth center of the hair with chemical or heat energy. After a very fine probe is inserted into the hair follicle, the hair is removed with tweezers. Most areas of the body can be treated with electrolysis and the process can be uncomfortable and painful. Numbing creams take 20 to 60 minutes to work or can be messy, or rarely cause toxicity when on too much surface area.
On the face, press Buzzy® to the bone nearest the injection for best pain relief. The dermatome for the forehead comes downward straight from the scalp line, so place buzzy between the hairline and the injection. Make sure the bottom of Buzzy® is pointing toward the needle or device with the switch end pointing away. Buzzy® Mini has an indentation on the bottom end, showing to “put the shot near the dot.” Cold and ice work best in areas where there is one nerve pathway or dermatome. In areas like the bikini, there are too many overlapping nerves, so focusing on vibration sensations while holding Buzzy® on the chest as a pure distraction may work best for the most delicate areas to be treated.