Electrolosis

What is electrolysis?
Electrolysis is the practice of permanent hair removal that employs the use of very fine probes to remove the hair from the follicle. Current is then delivered to the follicle to destroy the stem hair cells that make the hair. The hair is then removed with sterile forceps.

How long does each electrolysis treatment take?
Treatment time can vary from 15 minutes to an hour or more, depending on previous hair removal methods, the area of the treatment and the amount of hair you wish to remove. Most electrolysis treatments can be completed during your lunch hour.  Consider a commitment of one year of consistent treatments to achieve your desired results.

Is Electrolysis painful?
There is a sensation associated with the treatment that may be interpreted as a slight warming effect, but with today’s technology, your comfort has been maximized. We use single–use, pre–sterilized, disposable probes that are designed for optimal client comfort and safety.

How much does Electrolysis cost?
Electrolysis is considered a very cost-effective method of hair removal. The overall cost is tied to each individual’s recommended treatment schedule. Your Electrologist will discuss with you the optimum program to achieve the results you desire.

How do I prepare for treatment?
If you choose to have electrolysis, then you must discontinue any method of temporary removal for about a week before treatment and resort to clipping the hairs until two days before treatment. With electrolysis, closely spaced treatments are necessary to treat the emerging hairs. As the hair growth lessens, the treatments get shorter and farther apart until the hairs no longer regrow. For pain management it is advised to avoid caffeine products for several hours prior to treatment. This includes coffee, tea, soda, chocolate.


Are all hairs eliminated in one treatment or is regrowth to be expected?
Excessive hair growth, known as hirsutism can range from fine, vellus hair to dark, coarse hair on the face and body.  Deep, coarse hairs cannot always be eliminated with one treatment; thus, breaking down the hair growth cells may require addition treatments.





Does electrolysis have any side effects on the skin?
Immediately following treatment, there may be slight redness, which varies with each individual.
The risks are very small with electrolysis as long as the electrologist is trained. Immediately after treatment, you should experience a tiny red lesion at each treated follicle much like an insect bite. This lesion will disappear shortly after treatment and the area will return to normal.

Can women have electrolysis treatments during pregnancy? 

Unwanted hair can be caused by hormonal changes brought on by pregnancy. We suggest that you seek the advice of your physician before beginning treatment, and consult with your electrologist about the best method to use.