1) Does electrolysis hurt?
2) How does electrolysis work?
3) Are there any reactions?
4) How many treatments does it take?
5) Is it permanent?
6) How much does it cost?
7) What causes excess hair to grow?
8 ) What areas of the body can be treated?
9) Is it safe?
10) Can I catch diseases from electrolysis?
11) Are there different types of electrolysis?
1) Does electrolysis hurt? You will feel a slight pinching or tingling sensation that increases with higher levels of heat. A topical anesthetic may be used in some cases. However, most people find it quite tolerable and some people have even fallen asleep during treatment.
2) How does electrolysis work? Electrolysis is a heat destruction of the hair germ cells within the hair follicle. With each treatment, the hairs get finer and lighter until the hair follicle permanently dries up. Treatments are safe and permanent.
3) Are there any reactions? There may be slight redness or swelling which usually dissipates within 20 minutes. More sensitive skin may have a slightly stronger reaction. Regular treatments will reduce any side affects you may initially experience.
4) How many treatments does it take? Just as everyone is individual, so are their treatments. It could take 6 months up to 3 years or more to complete treatments. The length of time it takes depends on what you have done previously to your hair, how much heat you can tolerate, how often you go for treatment, your skin type, location of your hair and the cause of your hair problem. As you get farther into treatments the hairs will be dying off so you can go longer between treatments and the treatment time will become shorter.
5) Is it permanent? Electrolysis is the only proven method of permanent hair removal.
6) How much does it cost? The overall cost to permanently remove hair varies with each person depending on the area and amount of hair to be removed. Individual session rates are based upon the amount of time booked.
7) What causes excess hair growth?
Many factors can contribute to the growth of unwanted excess hair, such as:
• Stress, both emotional and physical
• Normal physiological changes, such as puberty, pregnancy and menopause
• Malfunction of the endocrine system
• Topical Influences
8 ) What areas of the body can be treated? The most common areas are upper lip, chin, eyebrows, bikini lines, legs, underarms, hairline and other body areas. Your areas of concern will be discussed during your consultation.
9) Is it safe? Yes, with a trained professional electrolysis is completely safe. In some instances, medical professionals will recommend electrolysis with referrals from doctors.
10) Can I catch diseases from electrolysis? No – For your protection, sterile disposable filaments are used for each treatment.
11) Are there different types of electrolysis? Yes! There are three forms:
• Galvanic was the first method of electrolysis invented. A current is used for breaking down the salt and water in the follicle to produce lye which destroys the papilla area. This method is time consuming in order to achieve the necessary action.
• Thermolysis, which is also called short-wave, is a high frequency current (radio wave). The heat is usually delivered for a fraction of a second.
• Blend is a combination of both Thermolysis and Galvanic currents. Thermolysis speeds up the chemical reaction produced by Galvanic.