For those with light, grey, white or peach fuzz hair that cannot benefit from laser hair removal, electrolysis is the solution. Most areas of the face and body can be treated and hair will stop growing after a series of treatments. Full body waxing is also offered as a temporary hair removal solution.
Electrolysis and waxing quickly removes unwanted hair deep at the root.
Electrolysis is achieved by sliding and positioning a fine needle into the natural opening of the hair follicle, a minute electrical current is emitted causing the destruction of the hair production area, usually referred to as the “target area”. The loosened hair is then removed by tweezers.
Electrolysis is permanent hair removal. Regardless of the cause – heredity, metabolic, or hormonal conditions – electrolysis will permanently remove unwanted hair to reveal a glowing, confident you. Electrolysis is the only method approved by the FDA for permanent removal of unwanted hair.
Over several treatments, you may notice the hair will grow in finer and thinner. This is a temporary hair removal option. Our in-house, licensed Electrologist, has over 20 years experience in hair removal. Electrolysis is suitable when laser hair removal is not effective; especially on very fine hair, blonde, red, and grey hair, as well as peach fuzz.
Does electrolysis have any side effects on the skin?
Immediately following treatment, there may be a temporary redness 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 highest level of care from a skilled hair removal professional.
What areas can be treated?
The most commonly treated areas for women are:
- Upper lip
- Sides of face
- Bikini lines
- Fingers and toes
The most commonly treated areas for men are:
- Cheeks / Beardline
How often should I schedule electrolysis treatments?
Electrolysis clients might schedule 5 minutes for just a couple of annoying hairs on their chin or they might schedule hour or longer appointments to treat larger areas like heavy facial growth or legs.
The frequency and length of your appointments depends on the size of the area being cleared and the progress of your treatment. In general, treatments on a particular area are longest and most frequent at the beginning. Treatment length and frequency then tapers off as fewer and fewer hairs remain to be treated.
For best results, follow the electrologist recommendations in scheduling appointments.
Has the technology changed much over the years?
Permanent hair removal using electrolysis has come a long way since its beginnings in 1875. Today’s computer technology enables the 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 office are just part of the changes that have occurred in the electrolysis industry.