How does electrolysis work?
A trained electrologist inserts a small metal probe into the hair follicle alongside the hair. A small amount of electric current is then delivered to the probe by a sensitive electronic device called an epilator. Depending on the technique used, the electric current destroys the hair root by heat or chemical action, and in some methods, by both at the same time.
Is electrolysis permanent?
Electrolysis has been shown to be permanent in over a century of use. Its permanency has been well recognized by knowledgeable physicians and is also testified by hundreds of scientific articles published in medical literature. In addition to scientific recognition, there are millions of happy and satisfied people who have solved a very personal and embarrassing problem with the help of electrolysis. Even in the new millennium, electrolysis remains the only procedure approved by the FDA for permanent hair removal.
Is electrolysis safe?
Electrolysis has over a 135-year history of safety and effectiveness. Our well-trained electrologists utilize the most up-to-date, effective methods of sterilization, disinfection, and antisepsis. They always follow guidelines set up in conjunction with the CDC, or Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Feel free to ask us about the methods we use to guarantee your safety.
Is electrolysis painful?
During most treatments you will probably feel what has been variously described as a "slight heat" or "stinging" sensation. Our computerized machines are adjustable and we are trained to work within the comfort tolerance of our patients. Do not hesitate to let us know what you are feeling.
Are there any side effects caused by electrolysis?
Electrolysis has been performed for over 135 years and has proven to be an extremely safe procedure. Electrolysis, like many minor procedures in medicine, does have a short healing phase. During this time, there may be some short-term redness or swelling, which usually lasts only a few hours. Your electrologist will advise you regarding what can be expected during the healing phase.
What areas of the body can be treated?
Hair can be removed from almost any part of the body. Some common areas for women include the hairline, eyebrows, top of the nose, cheeks, sideburns, upper and lower lip, chin, throat, neck, chest, breasts, abdomen, arms, legs, bikini line, hands, feet, toes, and fingers. Hair on the eyelashes, inside the nose and inside the ear canal can only be treated under the supervision of a physician.
Is electrolysis only for women?
No. Men often have hair removed from the hairline, beard line, shoulders, neck, chest, ears, and top of the nose. Electrolysis is very helpful for treating ingrown hairs which frequently cause irritation in the beard area.
How many sessions does electrolysis take to achieve permanency?
Since each treatment program is tailored to your specific needs, we will discuss with you how electrolysis works, and answer this and any additional questions during your complimentary consultation.