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Frequently Asked Questions 

Why choose electrolysis over temporary methods such as laser, waxing, shaving & depilatories, bleaching and 


Tweezing and waxing remove only the hair shaft, leaving the dermal papilla and the matrix, which are capable of producing more hair. The action of tweezing and waxing can stimulate the follicle to grow a deeper, coarser, stronger hair. Shaving and depilatories remove only surface hair, even the fine vellous hair which should remain to give your face a soft appearance. Shaving promotes in grown hair and cuts all vellous hair, which become stubbly. The use of depilatories can cause a chemical burn of the skin surface tissue, which becomes red and irritated. Bleaching coarsens the hair by making it more porous and dry. In many cases, bleached hair can be just as or even more noticeable due to the change in texture and contrast of color. Laser assisted hair removal is authorized by the FDA to provide permanent hair reduction only. It is not permanent, and it is not painless. Laser is not capable of targeting the hair selectively; electrolysis treatments are often sought to clear the treated area after a series of laser treatments.

Is electrolysis expensive?

The overall cost is tied to each individual’s recommended treatment schedule. Considering the over-all benefits, the cost is nominal, because the treatment is permanent. Continuous use of temporary methods over a period of many years will cost more in dollars, and time.

How long does each treatment take?

Individual sessions will last between fifteen minutes and one hour. Individual circumstance will vary according to several factors such as skin type, extent and coarseness of hair growth, client tolerance, and previous hair removal methods.

How many treatments are required?

Electrolysis is not an overnight solution; however, with time and commitment it is a permanent solution. Estimates regarding overall duration of treatment may be given only in generalities. Consistency in maintaining a prescribed course of treatment scheduling will significantly influence progress. As the treatment progresses and hair re-growth decreases, sessions become less frequent and shorter in duration.

Does electrolysis have any side effect on the skin?

Immediately following treatment, there will be a slight redness, which varies with each individual. A post electrolysis treatment of cataphoresis will be provided. This process soothes the skin, and provides an antibacterial effect and helps reduce redness.

How is electrolysis done?

Electrolysis involves the insertion of a fine, sterilized, disposable probe into the hair follicle. You will not feel this insertion. Next there is a brief application of low level electrical current and epilation of the treated hair. Electrology is labor intensive, intricate and precise and requires professional judgment. It must be performed in a sanitary environment by a skilled practitioner.

Does electrolysis hurt?

We use the most advanced Apilus technology which keeps pain minimal. There is a slight sensation when the current is applied. If the treatment is uncomfortable for you we will adjust the settings to ensure you have the most comfortable treatment possible. 

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