WHAT IS ELECTROLYSIS?
ELECTROLYSIS hair removal technique is the only permanent hair removal method that has been recognized and approved by the Food and Drugs Administration in the US. Electrolysis is the process of removing unwanted hair by permanently killing the hair root with an electric current. During electrolysis hair removal a thin insulated probe is inserted into the hair follicle. It is a method of removing individual hairs from the face or body.
IS ELECTROLYSIS FOR EVERYONE?
Absolutely! Whether you are a man, women, transgender or LGBT, facial hair growth can be very annoying and embarrassing and the only way to permanently get rid of it is through electrolysis hair removal technique. It is for everyone with unwanted body hair. Whether on the face, genitals or other areas of the body, this procedure works excellently to remove hair permanently.
Electrolysis hair removal is not a good procedure for people with skin inflammation or anyone suffering from active inflammation.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE NEEDED?
No one will ever give you an exact time frame. Generally speaking, you are likely to require between 10 and 14 treatments of intensive electrolysis. The total number of sessions needed to remove hair permanently from a particular area will vary from person to person. This is because the hair follicle is the only organ in the human body that can regenerate even after a removal process. Each follicle has a three-stage growth: anagen (growing phase); catagen (transitional phase); telogen (the resting phase).
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ELECTROLYSIS AND LASER HAIR REMOVAL
Laser hair removal and electrolysis both produce longer-lasting effects compared to shaving. However, electrolysis is permanent hair removal, where the laser is NOT a hair removal procedure but hair reduction. Laser hair removal is NOT a permanent process; it can, however, result in the permanent reduction of hair growth up to 40 to 80 percent (according to scientific studies) and with multiple treatments will stop the growth of hair in a particular region of the body.
Laser hair removal treatment as ineffective as it only destroys the hair pigment in the bulb rather than the cells that trigger hair growth.
Laser hair removal treatment is not suitable for all skin and hair types, unlike electrolysis hair removal process. The laser hair removal works well for people with light skin and dark hair and not the other way around.
A laser is faster than electrolysis, but the latter produces long term results while, with laser, the hair regrows.
HOW LONG IS EACH TREATMENT?
A specialist electrologist can’t tell you how many hours of electrolysis it will take to attain a permanent hair removal with the electrolysis hair removal process. We do have an idea of the average, but because every patient is different and respond to treatment differently. We will ask you to email us a very close up pictures of all the areas you need to remove hairs. It has to be 4-5 days of hair growth in order for us to estimate the approximate time and cost.
HOW LONG BEFORE MY NEXT APPOINTMENT?
We recommend patients wait for a period of 6 to 8 weeks before their next appointment. But the maximum time between treatments is 16 weeks; this allows for proper observations, and it’s cost-effective for the patient. However, patients can choose to fast track their sessions to four weeks, but this is great for a patient with less hair to treat.
HOW PAINFUL OR PAINLESS IS ELECTROLYSIS HAIR REMOVAL PROCESS?
Well, everyone threshold for pain is different, but the fact is that electrolysis hair removal is painful. We are not going to sugar coat the fact as the hair follicle is a supply nerve that is linked to other parts of the body BUT if you are coming for electrolysis at our facility, we offer local anesthesia to the region, this will make the process painless for up to 8 hours at a time.