First things first: ARE ELECTROLYSIS AND LASER THE SAME?
No. Laser hair removal involves the use of lasers to deliver mild radiation to the hair follicles. Electrolysis involves inserting a probe into the hair follicle and sending an electric current through it. Laser has been around for commercial use for 20 years and electrolysis for 130.
Laser is permanent hair reduction while electrolysis is permanent hair removal as approved by FDA. Laser targets melanin in the skin and therefore works on dark hair, light skin. Electrolysis works on all hair colors and textures, all skin tones.
WHAT IS ELECTROLYSIS?
Electrolysis is a permanent hair removal method during which a small probe, the same size as a hair, is gently inserted into the hair follicle. Low amount of electrical current is applied destroying the germinating cells that make the hair grow. The hair is removed without resistance.
WHAT DOES ELECTROLYSIS FEEL LIKE?
With the insertion of the probe, you may feel a momentary heat sensation or a pinch. Discomfort is minimal for most people, but individual tolerances vary greatly. Some areas of the body are much less sensitive than others. Many people read or listen to music while being treated.
IS ELECTROLYSIS SAFE?
Electrolysis has been used for over 130 years, it has been approved as a safe and legitimate permanent hair removal method by the FDA, the US Food and Drug Administration, who are responsible for public health and safety. Millions of people have been treated with electrolysis and it has by far the best track record for both results and safety.
To put things into perspective, laser hair removal has only been around for 20 years, just a quarter of this length of time. So, whereas the long term side effects of laser hair removal are still being monitored, electrolysis has a proven track record.
WHY DO I HAVE EXCESS HAIR GROWTH?
Excess hair growth is common problem among women and men. It can be the result of hormonal changes, heredity or medications.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE REQUIRED?
Please schedule a free consultation. Each client is uniquie and the number of treatments is different for each person.
Number of treatments is greatly dependent on
the amount of hair
hormones and health of the individual
methods of manual removal
Treatment sessions can range from 15 minutes to more than an hour depending on the area being treated. To achieve optimum results, it is important to follow the recommended treatment plan.
WHAT AREAS CAN BE TREATED?
Just about any area of the body can be treated by electrolysis. It is recommended to avoid having electrolysis performed inside the nostrils or inside the ear canals.
IS ELECTROLYSIS AVAILABLE TO MEN?
Yes, some men just naturally have a lot of body, and facial hair, and find it to be not aesthetically pleasing to them or their counterpart. Men who have discovered electrolysis are happy with the end results. Common desired treatment areas for men are the outer ear and nose, the center of the eyebrows, cheeks, neck, back and beard.
After the treatment, there may be some redness, which varies with each person. Its typical to experience it for 2 to 3 hours post treatment. After care treatment is available here.
WHAT DO I NEED TO DO BEFORE MY APPOINTMENT?
Please do not shave, wax or manually remove any hair. The hair needs to be long enough to be grabbed with a professional tweezer. Everyone is different but please allow at least 2 days of not shaving before the treatment. Be sure to drink plenty of water the day before and of your treatment. Electrolysis works with the moisture in the skin. Try to avoid caffeine on the day of treatment.
Electrolysis is suitable for
Any Skin Color
Any Hair Color
Coarse, Wavy, Curly Hair
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