Q & A
Q. How does electrolysis work?
A. Each hair is treated with a single-use, pre-sterilized, disposable probe. The very fine probe is inserted into the follicle, alongside the hair, and is in direct contact with the cells responsible for hair growth. A low-level current is then applied, destroying the hairs root, papilla, and the surrounding hair growth cells, causing the hair to loosen.
Q. Is electrolysis safe?
A. Yes! Electrolysis is a proven safe method of hair removal. I also use sterile disposable probes and sterile forceps, and follow strict health-and-safety standards.
Q. Are treatments expensive?
A. When you compare the cost of other beauty treatments. Electrolysis is reasonably priced. Many people spend thousands of dollars in a lifetime on temporary hair removal. Why not have your unwanted hair removed forever?
Q. How often are treatments?
A. The number of treatments necessary varies with each client. Factors such as hair growth cycles, the quality and structure of hair presented, previous use of temporary hair removal methods, heredity, hormone function, certain medications, and stress influence the treatment plan. It is important to follow your individual treatment schedule to get the fastest results. Regular treatments ensure catching hairs at the early growth stage and makes for a more effective treatment with less potential for regrowth.
Q. Is it permanent?
A. Yes! Electrolysis remains the only proven method of permanent hair removal. Other methods will advertise as permanent, long-lasting, or permanent reduction, but ONLY Electrolysis provides permanent hair removal!
Q. Why do I have unwanted hair?
A. Unwanted hair growth can be attributed to your heredity or a glandular disturbance. Other factors such as medications, operations, or illness can also contribute to hair growth. However, most hair that I treat is not due to an abnormal condition.
Q. What should I do before a treatment?
A. *Do not tweeze or wax between appointments. You may cut or shave hairs, but avoid 2-3 days before appointments.
*Take Ibuprofen before your appointment. It helps with inflammation that may occur with a treatment.
*Avoid caffeine prior to your appointment. It causes some people to become more tense and more sensitive during treatment. Caffeine can also cause dehydration.
*Drink plenty of water before your appointment. It is necessary to be hydrated for electrolysis to work.
Q. Is electrolysis painful?
A. The insertion of the probe is painless. Where the pulse of the energy is emitted, slight discomfort will be felt.
Q. What should I expect after a treatment?
A. *It takes 24-48 hours for a hair follicle to close after a treatment.
*It's normal to experience slight redness and minor swelling after treatment. Apply ice or Aloe Vera Gel to the area will help healing process.
*Makeup applied in the following 24 hours should be applied with a clean applicator to minimize infection.
*Avoid sun exposure for 48 hours after treatment.
*For 3 days following treatment, clean the treated area with a mild cleanser. Be gentle. Apply an antiseptic (witch hazel, wintergreen, tea tree oil). Follow with a gentle moisturizer (aloe vera, aquaphor, vaseline).
*Occasionally, small scabs (red pin-point looking dots) may form 2-3 days after a treatment. This is normal, it is important not to pick the scabs. When these scabs fall off naturally, the skin heals normally. Applying ointments to the skin helps prevent scabs from forming.