Why choose electrolysis over temporary methods such as laser, waxing, shaving & depilatories, bleaching and tweezing?
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
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
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?
overall cost is tied to each individualís 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, time and
embarrassment. Pre-paid Smart Cards are available for convenient payment
and more affordable options. How long does each treatment take?
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?
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?
following treatment, there will be a slight redness, which varies with
each individual. A post electrolysis treatment of cataphoresis will be
provided. This process sooths the skin, and provides an antibacterial
effect and helps reduce redness.
How is electrolysis done?
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.
Beth Squire, Licensed Electrologist 270 Hanford Street Suite C Sutter Creek, CA 95685