For a long time I have suffered with unwanted hair on my bikini line. My problem is that I get a horrible number of ingrown hairs. With waxing or any time a hair is pulled out from the root, it almost inevitably becomes ingrown. With shaving about half of my hairs become ingrown. I’ve got horrible red marks and embarrassing scars year round.
So naturally I am looking into getting electrolysis done. My medical question is that I have HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) it is a STD commonly called genital warts. Now, while I do NOT have any visible warts (and I never have) the virus IS in my blood stream and there is no cure for it.
My question is can I still have electrolysis done without transmitting the virus to my electrolysis and the rest of her clients? Do I have an obligation to tell her? Will she refuse to work on me? Do I need to find someone who uses disposable probes? I would feel horrible hiding something like this and finding out I had transmitted it unknowingly.
If anyone knows the answer to any of these questions I would greatly appreciate you passing the knowledge along. And if there are any electrolysis reading this who have clients with HPV if you could share your feelings as well that would be great.
p.s. do you have to tip an electrolysis? Like you do when you get your hair or nails done? I’ve always wondered. Thanks again.
p.p.s. and I’ve tried both PBF vanish and Tend skin for the ingrown hairs. Neither one seemed to make either difference.