The demand for permanent hair removal today is greater than ever. Much of this renewed demand is contributed to all the “quick fix” hype created by light-based hair removal.
The desire for relief of unwanted hair from a woman’s face, neck, forehead, eyebrow, or large areas such as woman’s legs or arms has increased the demand for a permanent solution.
ELECTROLYSIS is still the only method of permanent hair removal with years of proven results, safety, and reliability. Electrolysis holds hope for anyone struggling to get rid of excess and unwanted hair. The process destroys the hair root by using a short wave frequency administered by a Certified Clinical Electrologist inserting an ultra-fine probe into the hair follicle.
Excessive hair – on the face, neck, arms, legs, and abdomen – can be a result of hormonal imbalance, medical side effects, or stress. Women with this problem suffer needlessly in silence – electrolysis can eliminate this unwanted hair forever. It is especially effective in shaping eyebrows and also on people having dark skin and/or light (blonde, white or gray) hair.
We offer a first-time complimentary consultation to analyze the skin, history of hair growth, causes of excess hair, and probable length and period of treatment time. While most clients begin with the most obvious visible problems, they often continue with treatments to get rid of underarm hair or to improve their bikini line.
FAQs About Electrolysis
Facts about hair growth
Hair begins to grow in an area with a major follicle producing a coarse hair, surrounded by finer follicles that may or may not be producing hair currently. After a few treatments, the hair that seems to appear as re-growth,often is new adjacent hair now beginning to grow. This is the reason it takes time to accomplish permanent removal of all the hair, the ones that are visibly growing, and also those that have the potential to grow. When a hair is treated properly by electrolysis, it is removed PERMANENTLY and can never return.
It is very important to note that a series of REGULAR treatments will accomplish the best results.
Does it hurt?
Electrolysis is NOT considered to be a painful procedure. However, people have different levels of sensitivity and something that is completely comfortable for one person may be less comfortable for another person, Most people undergoing treatment for the first time often say, “If I knew that’s all there was to it, I’d have been here a lot sooner.” Please realize, however, that tissue is being treated and that a sensation is to be expected.
Is it permanent?
Electrolysis has been proven to permanently remove unwanted hair. Its permanency has been recognized by the medical profession with hundreds of articles having been written and published in the medical literature archives.
How long will It take to remove all my excess hair?
Many different factors determine the length of time necessary to completely remove all your unwanted hair:
- The type of hair you have (straight, wavy, curly) and what temporary methods of hair removal you have previously been using.
- The kind of skin you have: normal, fine, or super-sensitive.
- The area to be treated (some areas must be treated with much lower intensity than others).
- The quantity of hair to be removed.
- The cause of your hair growth ( medical or hereditary problem, or any other temporary method of hair removal).
The frequency of treatments is also included because the more regular your treatments are the quicker you will get rid of your unwanted hair.
Electrolysis: important tips, Before & After Care
To feel comfortable during Electrolysis appointment practice following tips:
- Avoid caffeine 6 – 10 hours before treatment.
- Hydrate—-drink lots of water before the treatments! The more hydrated you are the better treatment you’ll get!
- Don’t smoke 2-4 hours prior to treatment.
- You may take Tylenol, Advil, or aspirin, 30 minutes before your treatment.
- If your skin is too sensitive you can use topical anesthetics (numbing agents). EMLA numbing cream is very popular, no prescription needed, can be found in any pharmacy.
- Practice deep breathing and other relaxation techniques to make treatment more comfortable.
- Between the treatments, you can use small and fine scissors to trim or bleach the hair growing back, but NEVER EVER tweeze or wax!
- Remove your makeup before your appointment, so the hair follicles are clean and accessible and can be easily seen by the technician. Moreover, clean skin releases coarse and unwanted hair easily.
- Gently exfoliate your skin with a gentle scrub before your treatment. It opens up the follicle and lets the unwanted hair slide out more easily.
- Keep your skin clean by gently applying an antiseptic, such as Witch Hazel, 2-3 times per day; more frequently if dirt or perspiration is an issue.
- Try not to touch, rub, or feel the treated area as it can get infected.
- An antibiotic cream such as Polysporin, Neosporin, or aloe gel may be helpful to reduce the discomfort, especially prior to working out or other vigorous activity.
- Applying ice to the area immediately after treatment can increase comfort and reduce the swelling and redness.
- Avoid using heavy makeup, tanning creams, tanning beds, and direct sun exposure for at least 48 hours after the treatment.
- Make sure the treatment area is covered with an SPF 30+ daily.
How much does it cost?
Fees for Electrolysis treatment are generally reasonable and in line with other allied health care procedures. Temporary methods are actually more costly over time because they are unending.
Electrolysis, on the other hand, because it is permanent, will give you the freedom from unwanted hair for a lifetime and is actually less expensive in the long run. An Electrologist’s fee is based on experience, education, and ability.
When it comes to your health and well-being, your objective should always be quality rather than price. This is certainly an area where experience has consistently shown that “you get what you pay for.”