What does electrolysis feel like?
Pain levels experienced while undergoing electrolysis vary upon a number of factors such as area of the body being treated, individual pain threshold-levels, and physiological factors like water or coffee consumption.
How should I choose an electrologist?
Choosing electrolysis over other methods of hair removal, such as laser or even a temporary solution such as shaving or waxing is a matter of wanting a job done right and a problem solved forever. With laser, only darker hairs are treatable and this method is not approved by the FDA as a form of permanent hair removal. Shaving only removes the hair above the surface of the skin. Studies have shown that continual plucking, threading, or waxing unwanted hair will gradually increase the diameter of the follicle of the hair over time. The most important thing when choosing an electrologist is to feel comfortable around them; ensuring they have empathy, compassion, and skill.
Is there anywhere electrolysis can’t remove hair?
Pretty much anywhere is fair game, although we will have to talk about the insides of your nose and ears.
Is electrolysis dangerous physically?
No. The amount of electricity that is used in permanently removing a hair is less than what it takes to see static electricity.
Can electrolysis damage the skin?
No. On the contrary, ones skin appearance will improve after the hair is removed permanently due to inflammation that is caused by temporary hair removal methods.
How many treatments and how often will I need treatment?
The factors vary; think about how much time you spend now on removing those unwanted hairs. The bodies hair cycles vary, as do the sizes and coarseness of the hair so asking this question is like me asking you to just tell me the exact number of hairs that you want removed, no more, no less.
Is work noticeable after each treatment?
After each treatment the area will be slightly swollen and red. I apply a post-treatment antibacterial cream that helps mask the redness and protect the area from the environment. As for at home, if necessary ice may be applied to the treatment area and an over the counter pain reliever, such as IB Profin or Tylenol.
What specific infection control measures do electrolysis follow appropriately?
Each probe is disposable and used only once. All current methods are used for sterilizing any reused equipment. Proper infection control is achieved through the washing of hands and utilizing gloves, face mask, and glasses.
Why do we have excessive hair?
The source of an individuals unwanted hair can stem from a variety of factors; whether hormonal or purely cosmetic, an unwanted hair is an unwanted hair.
Why should i choose a permanent solution rather than other hair removal solutions?
Because dealing with a problem forever may take hard work, but the problem will not be an issue that controls your life like other methods of hair removal.
But doesn’t electrolysis cost a lot of money?
Considering the time, effort, and monetary costs associated with other methods of hair removal, electrolysis is the best long term solution to a stubborn problem.