FAQ

  1. Why should I choose electrolysis to solve my unwanted hair problem?
  2. Is electrolysis safe?
  3. What causes superfluous hair?
  4. From what parts of the body can hair be removed?
  5. Do physicians recommend electrolysis?
  6. Does electrolysis hurt?
  7. Are there any after-effects?
  8. Can it leave marks or scars?
  9. How often do I come for treatments?
  10. Is hair removal by electrolysis really permanent?
  11. Is there any chance of regrowth?
  12. Is permanent hair removal expensive?
  13. Does shaving make my hair grow back thicker?
  14. What about laser?
Why should I choose electrolysis to solve my unwanted hair problem?

Time is one factor for choosing electrolysis in today’s fast-paced world. Dealing with unwanted hair in a temporary way is tedious, costly and never ending. Permanent hair removal frees you from this daily routine. Electrolysis also improves your physical appearance and self-image, lessens anxiety caused by the unwanted hair and helps you feel more attractive and socially acceptable. It is a choice that will enhance your own natural beauty and self-confidence. Lastly, electrolysis has been proven safe and effective over many years of use and is recognized by physicians and the American Medical Association. You will be confident that permanent hair removal will change your life in a positive and lasting way.

Is electrolysis safe?

Electrolysis has over a 137 year history of safety and effectiveness. There are no recorded incidents of electrolysis causing or transmitting disease.

What causes superfluous hair?
  • Congenital- your genetic blueprint determines the amount, location and timing of hair growth. Mediterranean & Middle East ancestry has a greater tendency toward facial and body hair.
  • Systemic- Hormonal or other internal problems may result in unwanted body or facial hair and if suspected, you may be referred for a medical evaluation.
  • Medications- two of the most common medications that may cause unwanted hair growth are steroids and birth control pills.
From what parts of the body can hair be removed?

From any part except within the ear and nose. With newer and faster methods we are able to clear even such large areas as arms and legs at reasonable cost.

Do physicians recommend electrolysis?

Yes, physicians who understand the benefits of electrolysis recommend it to those patients concerned about superfluous hair.

Does electrolysis hurt?

Electrolysis can be uncomfortable but not unbearable. There’s a feeling of warmth at the follicle when the current is applied, lasting but an instant. The “blend” method which I use is adjustable to many different comfort levels within its effective range for permanent hair removal. Some find it useful to take Tylenol or Advil prior to treatments. There are also over the counter numbing creams that can help if necessary.

Are there any after-effects?

Occasionally there is a little redness and mild swelling of the skin which quickly fades. This reaction usually lasts about 30 minutes to 1 hour. Some may have red marks for a couple of days that resolve and heal without any intervention. Tea Tree Oil and Aloe Vera Gel are both helpful in aiding the skin to heal.

Can it leave marks or scars?

Not when administered by a skilled technician. It’s safe for even the most delicate skin. If you’ve been tweezing or waxing for some time, the treatment may actually smooth and improve your skin.

How often do I come for treatments?

Electrolysis requires a series of treatments given over a period of time. The length of time varies from person to person and is dependent on many factors. The density and coarseness of the hair, as well as the total area to be treated, are very important. How well you tolerate treatments affect the overall success. The cause of the unwanted hair and the temporary methods of dealing with the hair in the past are also involved in the treatment time. Many hairs will be permanently removed after the first treatment while some will require additional treatments to achieve permanency. Treatments will be more frequent in the beginning and less frequent later on. The overall results-permanent and hair free skin-are usually well worth the time spent.

Is hair removal by electrolysis really permanent?

Absolutely. Hair cannot grow without a root or blood supply. Once the hair root has been completely destroyed, it is impossible for any further growth to come from the treated area.

Is there any chance of regrowth?

In some cases, more treatments to each follicle may be necessary to achieve permanency. The coarser the hair, the deeper the hair. Regrowth hair (depending on the coarseness) is thinner and more fragile with each treatment.

Is permanent hair removal expensive?

Not when compared to the prices of other health and beauty-care services and the cost of dealing with excessive hair using temporary means, electrolysis is, in most cases, very affordable. Remember, the problem is being dealt with permanently and not just on a short term basis. Specialization and development of new equipment has brought the cost of this one-time “luxury” down to almost anyone’s means. Weighed against the future hours you will not be spending removing hair temporarily, electrolysis is perhaps the least expensive cosmetic service you will ever employ, particularly in view of its permanent improvement.

Does shaving make my hair grow back thicker?

Shaving does not create new, active hair follicles. It also doesn’t increase the rate of hair growth or the color or length of hair. The color, density, location and length of hair mainly depend on genetic factors as well as hormonal factors. When you shave body hair, it may feel coarse or “stubbly” for at time as it grows out, losing the “wispy feel” of longer hair. During this time it may be more noticeable. http://www.mayoclinic.com/invoke.cfm?id=AN00638

What about laser?

Lasers have been used for hair removal since the mid 1990’s. Lasers have several shortcomings including:

  • They work well only when the hair is in the anagen (growing) phase. On some parts of the body, less than 50% of the hairs are in the growing phase.
  • They are not very effective on grey, blond or red hair.
  • Lasers are awkward and impractical to use when sculpting/shaping eyebrows and other critical areas.
  • They are less effective on darker and tanned skin.