Electrolosis

I was wondering if anyone has ever heard of electrolosis interfering with their pacer. I have been getting it for a few months and just began to wonder about it. I don't go back to my EP until June and didn't really want to wait to ask.


4 Comments

Check with the pacemaker company

by ElectricFrank - 2008-04-10 11:04:55

I would check this one out with the pacemaker company. They all have support phone numbers. I'm not familiar with what sort of current and what paths in the body it follows with electrolosis.

frank

Yipes!

by heckboy - 2008-04-11 02:04:52

I don't know, but it's intuitive to think it's a bad idea. You ever think of using the laser hair removal instead... it's faster and shouldn't cause any problems since it's not based on electricity. One drawback is that it doesn't work well for darker skinned people or on grey or blond hair.

google: electrolysis pacemaker

by VonnieVern - 2008-04-11 08:04:25

I googled "electrolysis pacemaker" and here are a three answers:

http://www.medtronic.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=Medtronic/Website/StageArticle&ConditionName=Bradycardia&Stage=Management&Article=brady_art_medical_and_dental
Possible Interference: Safety Measures Needed.
The following medical procedures may be done when medical personnel follow certain precautions.
Electrolysis (removes unwanted hair). The electrolysis applicator and grounding pad should both be on the same side of the pacemaker. Both of these must also be kept 6 inches (15 centimeters) away from the pacemaker.

http://www.hairroute.com/consumer/faq.html
Are there other restrictions I should know about?
The thermolysis (alternating current) method of electrolysis can be performed on most clients who have pacemakers, but electrologists require written permission from the client's physician before they will give treatments. Metal is a good conductor of electricity, so the little metal plates within a pacemaker might be of concern to an electrologist who works primarily with the galvanic (direct current) or blend methods of electrolysis. The consulting physician should be apprised of the method to be used, before treatments begin.

http://www.webmd.com/skin-beauty/electrolysis-for-removing-hair
Who should not have electrolysis?
If you have a pacemaker, you should not have electrolysis on any part of your body.

Vonnie

Thanks!!

by leisa - 2008-04-11 09:04:31

Thanks to all of you for helping me out on this issue. I don't think I should be getting any more electrolysis any time soon.
Leisa

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