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Electrolysis Questions

Absolutely. Electrolysis is the only method approved by the FDA for permanent removal of unwanted hair. As the hair is treated, regrowth is prevented rather than just removed temporarily. Only electrolysis provides both hair removal and hair elimination.

Most certainly. Electrolysis is effective for all skin types, hair types, skin colors, hair colors, and areas of the body. For more information, see our Electrolysis Solutions area.

Lip, chin, cheeks, ears, neck, back of neck, side burns, eyebrows, arms, underarms, legs, bikini line, breasts, stomach, small of back, back, shoulders, buttocks, and all genital areas.

A small electric current is transmitted by a fine, sterile probe, directly into the natural opening of the hair follicle, destroying the dermal papilla, the matrix, and an area called “the bulge”, all of which cause hair to grow and regenerate. Learn more about how electrolysis works.

Permanent hair removal using electrolysis has come a long way since its beginnings in 1875. Today’s technology enables an electrologist to work with more speed and comfort. Epilators are much quicker, utilizing current timings of thousandths of a second over the longer current applications of the past, plus, intensity settings can now be modulated to varying proportions. The instruments and equipment used in a contemporary electrologist’s office are just part of the changes that have occurred in the electrolysis industry.

Maybe it’s just an unwelcome maintenance routine that takes a lot of time pre surgery, but often, unwanted hair creates self-consciousness serious enough to inhibit our fullest expression of ourselves. If unwanted hair gets in the way of your confidence, social life, work, sports, schedules or even self-expression, this is your opportunity to act.

Many people notice a difference after just one treatment, however, it can take on average 3-18 months for full clear results. This variance is due to many factors and every patient is unique. Factors include the cause of the hair growth; for example treating hair caused by hormonal growth can take longer than hair growth due to hereditary conditions.

There are three types, or modalities, of electrolysis used today – galvanic (current produces a chemical reaction), thermolysis (short-wave which produces heat) and a modality that blends the two. They all result in effective permanent hair removal.

Your electrologist will develop a customized treatment plan and use the type, or a combination of types to achieve optimal results

Immediately following treatment, there may be a temporary redness, bumpiness or tenderness, which varies with each individual. The latest technology has made electrolysis more comfortable and effective than ever before. Your electrologist will provide you with post treatment instructions and any personal attention you may need. You are assured of the best care from a skilled hair removal professional. Learn more about how electrolysis works.

(Source: American Electrology Association)

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