What is electrolysis?
Electrolysis is the only FDA-approved method for permanent hair removal. It works by delivering a small electrical current to the base of each hair follicle. This both removes the hair and over a series of weekly treatments destroys the hair follicles.
How is electrolysis different than laser?
Laser only works for people with dark hair and light skin. Electrolysis works on all skin and hair colors. Electrolysis offers permanent results for all treated hairs, while with laser some hairs may grow back.
What areas can be treated?
Most areas can be treated, including:
- Upper and lower lip
- Bridge of nose
- Arms and legs
- Bikini area
- Toes and feet
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments needed is different for each client. Factors include size of treatment areas, structure of hair, hormones, heredity, medications, and stress.
How often will I need treatments?
You will need weekly treatments at first. As hair becomes finer, treatments can be less frequent. Regular treaments achieve permanency faster.
Is electrolysis expensive?
Electrolysis is very affordable and we can work within your budget. Because electrolysis is the only permanent hair removal technique, it is the most cost-effective.
Is electrolysis painful?
While no hair removal method is pain-free, most clients find electrolysis to be very tolerable. Treatment settings are adjusted to each client's sensitivity.
Is electrolysis safe?
Electrolysis has been safely practiced for over 100 years and has no long-term risks.
Like doctors, electrologists must follow strict sterilization and infection-control guidelines. All probes are pre-packaged, pre-sterilized and single-use. All metal instruments are sanitized and sterilized before use. All surfaces of the treatment area are sanitized with hospital-grade disinfectant.
Our sterilization equipment is tested and certified monthly by Autoclave Testing Service, Inc.
What are the side effects?
It is not unusual for the skin to be slightly red or show small red dots, which disappear within a few hours. Most clients find the effects to be very minimal.
Can I receive electrolysis if I'm pregnant?
Electrolysis is safe during pregnancy, however, we suggest that you talk to your doctor before beginning treatment.
How will my privacy be protected?
Your information will be used only for treatment purposes and will never be shared with anyone under any circumstances. Electrologists comply with all HIPAA privacy regulations.
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