Electrolysis is a permanent method of hair removal. We use the Blend Method, especially for the face area, which is considered to be the "gold standard" in permanent hair removal. It combines the benefits of galvanic currents and thermolysis to eradicate hair. We also utilize the Flash Method or high frequency for larger areas of the body, like the underarms, arms, legs, and the bikini area. Repeat sessions are needed to permanently eliminate hair in the treatment area. Complimentary Consultation are included in the first session.
Frequently Asked Questions
Absolutely! Tweezing, shaving, waxing, and depilatories only relieve the hair temporarily, can be expensive over time, and may even worsen the problem. Electrolysis is the only treatment recognized by the American Medical Association and approved by the FDA.
Hair growth between sessions, though, is not uncommon. Since hair usually takes one week to three months to regrow, you may notice hair growth in the treatment area that was dormant at the time of the initial treatment. Also, deep-rooted or coarse hairs may require additional treatments.
Most patients only feel a very quick, very slight stinging sensation - reportedly far less painful than waxing or tweezing.
For those who have very sensitive skin, the FDA has recently approved EMLA, a prescription topical anesthetic. Since skin sensitivity and hair resistance will vary, your electrologist will design a course of action that is right for you.
Electrolysis is the only treatment recognized by the American Medical Association and approved by the FDA.
Your electrologist should provide an environment which meets or exceeds the standards developed by the Center for Disease Control and the American Electrology Association. In addition, disposable probes and gloves are used to ensure the utmost safety.
A session lasts 15-60 minutes, and the number of sessions needed my vary. There are several factors to consider: The amount of hair, its location, the depth and coarseness, previous methods of hair removal (e.g. waxing and tweezing strengthens the root), the structure of the hair, and the growth cycle.
Your electrologist can help you determine a rough timeline based on the factors specific to you.
Absolutely! But choose carefully, as you would any allied health professional, your electrologist should:
- Be a graduate of a recognized, certified school of electrology
- Provide a current, dated, state certified licensure
- Hold membership in a professional electrologists' organization
Electrologists may also provide special treatments, such as ingrown hair removal, and work with dermatologists as needed.
Take advantage of the free consultation your chosen electrologist may provide - he or she should be happy to discuss a personalized treatment plan. Be sure to observe the surroundings and cleanliness. You should have confidence in your electrologist and in your treatment.
Any other questions?
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