Men and women experience sensitivity when nerves are challenged. The perceived level (threshold) may also differ at certain times of the day for some as well as the tolerance.
However, in the journal of Psychosomatic Medicine it was found that “men had higher pain thresholds and tolerances and lower pain ratings than women – men are more motivated to tolerate and suppress expressions of pain”.
Suggestions prior to any treatment including hair removal by electrolysis:
*A good night sleep,
*No or low impact exercise,
*A balanced meal, will condition the body endurance to a more relaxing experience.
In a woman’s cycle, hormonal factors play a role in her perception of pain – generally speaking, we recommend avoiding treatments at this time.
EMLA: Eutectic Mixture of Local Anesthetics topical cream can be used prior to most skin treatments –by coming to the rescue! EMLA has been approved in the US for more than 15 years and is delivered by prescription only.
However, some medical conditions may interact with the lidocaine/prilocaine cream.
Tell your doctor, pharmacist and your electrologist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
*if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
*if you are taking any prescriptions
“You have to protect yourself, your body, your being. You cannot treat it badly, you have to keep it, make as sensitive as possible.”