What is needle epilation?
Needle epilation is electroepilation in which a fine needle is inserted into the hair growth channel down to the hair follicle. The needle emits a light electrical impulse at the follicle, which briefly heats the follicle and thus deactivates it. The follicle is deactivated, which is why the hair that is still inside falls out and can no longer grow back. For the treatment to be successful, however, each hair in the desired area of the body must be treated individually and carefully.
Why is needle epilation suitable for tattooed skin?
Permanent hair removal with needle epilation is gentler and more efficient on tattoos than laser treatment. Laser treatment requires a colour contrast between skin and hair to make sure the light pulse works in the right place to destroy the hair follicles. In tattooed skin, hair cannot be dealt with and the tattoo pigmentation causes other skin areas to be targeted rather than those planned.
The laser light destroys the colour pigments in the tattoo and therefore removes the tattoo, but not the hair. If there is unwanted hair on the tattooed skin, needle epilation ensures gentle and permanent hair removal. The gentle electrical impulse does not affect the colour pigments of the tattoo, but works only on the hair follicles.
Can you also permanently remove white hair?
As with tattoos and birthmarks, white hair lacks the skin colour contrast to make laser depilation successful. However, needle epilation is adapted to individual hair conditions and manually applies the electrical impulse to the follicle at the root of the hair. This is also easily possible with fine and thin downy hair as well as with white hair and offers effective and permanent hair removal here too.
What should I absolutely avoid after needle epilation?
In order not to jeopardize the success of the treatment, you should observe or avoid certain things:
- Touching or scratching the treated area
- Using soap, deodorants, fatty substances and make-up products (24-48 hours)
- Rubbing in any way
- Touching any pustules
- UV radiation - 24 hours before and 48 hours after treatment
- Taking a bath that is too hot
- Using perfume or products containing alcohol
If your skin does not seem normal after electroepilation, please ask your practitioner for tips on further skin treatment.
What do you recommend after needle epilation?
Blood congestion may occur after treatment. The use of a cold water compress, warm baths with soda and Epsom salt, disinfection in areas prone to infection (24 hours) and the use of a soothing lotion are all recommended.
What should you watch out for after needle epilation?
Permanent hair removal with needle epilation is a stressful procedure for the skin due to the permanent deactivation of hair follicles. Accordingly, you should take good care of your skin after treatment. Above all, this includes:
- Not rubbing, touching or even scratching the treated area
- Protecting the body and especially the skin for at least 24 to 48 hours
- Do not treat any pustules or pimples that may appear
- Avoid the use of soap, deodorants, fatty substances and make-up products for 24 to 48 hours
- Protect yourself from UV radiation 24 hours and up to 48 hours before and after treatment (no sun nor solarium)
- No hot baths
If your skin develop abnormalities after treatment that are more than just normal skin irritation or slight pimples, let your practitioner advise you on further measures.
What follow-up treatment do you recommend after needle epilation?
After treatment, the skin may be irritated, develop small pimples or pustules, or develop a little blood congestion. We recommend using cold water compresses, lukewarm baths with soda or Epsom salt, mild skin disinfection and care with mild products that contain active ingredients like aloe vera or Bephanol.
For a period of at least 24 hours, wear light clothing made of natural and soft fabrics such as cotton or linen in order to keep skin irritation as low as possible.