Electrolysis Frequently Asked Questions
Imagine your body being smooth, sleek and hair free without the hassle of shaving, waxing or tweezing. No more uncomfortable ingrown hairs or embarrassing stubble in areas where hair shouldn’t be seen. If you are looking for an effective, permanent method of eliminating unwanted body hair, electrolysis is the answer.
Electrolysis is not just for women. I can eliminate hair anywhere on your body from the eyebrows and the chin to the bikini line, legs, shoulder and back.
How old is the process of electrolysis?
True electrolysis dates back to 1875. D.J. Mahler in Providence, Rhode Island founded one of America’s first electrolysis practices in 1880.
How does electrolysis work?
An experienced, licensed electrologist will use a special instrument (a metal filament) to deliver a low-level electric current to an individual hair follicle. This causes the cells surrounding the root to be damaged or destroyed. Further growth will not occur once the hair root and the regenerative cells are eliminated completely during this procedure.
How many treatments will I need?
Electrolysis requires a series of treatments over a period of time since individual hair follicles must be destroyed while in the growth stage. The length of time required for treatment depends on the area of the body treated, the amount of hair, hair texture, and your own individual pattern of hair growth.
How does hair grow?
Hair grows in cycles. Not all hair on our bodies is visible at any given time. Your hair growth cycles are unique to you, as well as to different areas of the body being treated.
There are three distinct phases of hair growth: 1) active growth, 2) a brief dormant period, and 3) a resting period. When a hair follicle is in the growth phase, it can be seen. Eventually the hair although still visible, detaches from the root and will fall out. Then the cycle begins again.
What affects our body hair traits?
Our family heredity, ethnic background, hormone levels, and even medication can affect the look, color, length and the thickness of body hair.
Sometimes men and women inherit hair distribution patterns in areas of the body where it is not desired. Hormonal imbalances or hormonal changes such as pregnancy or menopause may cause women to grow hair in patterns and in areas found in men.
Will electrolysis hurt?
When the small current is pulsed to the hair root there will be a slight stinging sensation. A skilled technician will ensure that you have only minimal discomfort. To minimize this discomfort you do have the option of using a topical anesthetic (such as Emla).
Are you discrete?
I like to keep things intimate in order to give you the best hair removal possible. For that reason I schedule my own sessions. I have a small waiting room. Most times a client, while leaving, might see the next person to come in. This means that a client MIGHT see two other people: The person leaving on the way in, and the person going in on their way out. If privacy is a major concern, just let me know, and we could probably work something out. I have worked for many years with people from different cultures and in different lifestyles. I have served the GLBT community for many years. I am completely open-minded.
How can I get started with treatment?
Prior to beginning treatment, do not tweeze, remove hair, or apply chemicals. You must allow the hair to grow for the procedure to be effective. Schedule a free consultation with me (a licensed professional) and be sure to print out the home page (for more free time). I will be able to evaluate your hair removal needs and discuss what you may expect from treatment. Call today!!