FAQ

FAQ

WHAT IS ELECTROLYSIS?

Electrolysis is the science of permanent hair removal utilizing state-of-the-art technology which includes using a very fine probe to emit a small amount of electrical current to the base of the hair follicle then the hair is removed. Over time, this process renders the follicle unable to produce another hair which results in permanent hair removal.

WHAT DOES ELECTROLYSIS FEEL LIKE?

Most clients find electrolysis to be a comfortable experience. Continually advancing technology, and treatment protocols make today’s electrolysis much more comfortable and effective. Electrolysis can help you transform your image by providing smooth, hair-free skin.

IS ELECTROLYSIS REALLY PERMANENT?

Definitely! Electrolysis is recognized by the FDA as the only permanent hair removal method available today. All other methods are temporary.

IS ELECTROLYSIS SAFE?

The American Electrology Association has written Standards for Infection Control following the most recent recommendations from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Association for Practitioners in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). Remember, it is always wise to ask your electrologist if they practice these standards.

DOES ELECTROLYSIS HAVE SIDE EFFECTS ON THE SKIN?

Immediately following treatment, there may be slight redness, which varies with each individual. The latest technology has made electrolysis more comfortable and effective then ever before. Your electrologist will provide you with post- treatment instructions and the personal attention you need. You are assured of the best care from a skilled hair removal professional.

HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE REQUIRED?

Factors such as hair growth cycles, the quantity and structure of hair presented, previous use of temporary hair removal methods, heredity, hormone function, certain medication and stress influence the treatment program for each individual. Electrolysis is effective on all skin and hair types. No other hair removal solution can claim such universal acceptability and success. The number of treatments necessary varies with each client. Treatment sessions can range from 15 minutes to more than an hour depending on the area being treated. It is important to follow the recommended treatment plan to achieve optimum results. To see permanent results, your dedication and commitment are vital.

CAN UNWANTED HAIR BE REMOVED FROM ANYWHERE ON THE BODY?

Electrolysis works on all skin and hair types. It can be applied to most facial and body parts, including: Eyebrows, Chin, Neck, Upper and Lower Lip, Jaw line, Cheeks and Sides of the Face, Breasts & Underarms, Abdomen, Bikini Line, Legs, Arms, Back, Toes and Fingers. Based on a personal and confidential consultation, your electrologist will design a treatment plan that addresses your specific hair removal needs. There is no better solution than electrolysis, a treatment that is as individual as you are.

CAN PREGNANT WOMEN BEGIN OR HAVE ELECTROLYSIS TREATMENTS?

Unwanted hair can be caused by hormonal changes brought on by pregnancy. Electrolysis can be performed on any normal skin. This includes pregnant women. We suggest that you seek the advice of your physician before beginning treatment. Electrolysis can enhance your natural beauty with smooth, hair-free and healthy-looking skin for a glowing look that’s uniquely you!

WHAT IS THE NORMAL GROWTH CYCLE OF HAIR?

All hairs have differing cycles of growth; not all hairs are visible on the surface of the skin at any one time. The hair follicle produces the hair from the hair growth cells and blood supply, and eventually the hair is shed and then replaces itself. This is known as the hair growth cycle. After an active growth cycle, most follicles go into a dormant stage. Dormancy time varies and replacement hairs from dormant follicles should not be mistaken as regrowth.

ARE ALL HAIRS ELIMINATED IN ONE TREATMENT, OR IS REGROWTH TO BE EXPECTED?

Excessive hair growth, known as hirsutism, can range from fine vellus hair to dark coarse hair on the face and body. Deep coarse hairs cannot always be eliminated with one treatment; thus, breaking down the hair growth cells may require additional treatments. Based on a personal and confidential consultation, your electrologist will design a treatment plan that addresses your specific hair removal needs.

HOW DO I CHOOSE AN ELECTROLOGIST?

Family and friends can make excellent recommendations. Keep in mind membership in PSE indicates the electrologist is interested in keeping current in their field. The American Electrology Association has established specific standards for the profession, including a national board certification credential, Certified Professional Electrologist (CPE). This designation indicates that the electrologist has successfully passed comprehensive national testing. Once awarded the CPE credential, the electrologist must fulfill continuing education requirements and/or be re-tested in order to maintain CPE status.