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Permanent Hair Removal by Electrolysis

Permanent Hair Removal by Electrolysis

Electrolysis is permanent hair removal.  It does not matter the reason for your hair growth, electrolysis causes permanent hair removal.  Electrolysis can be administered on all skin and hair types. 

We are now offering electrolysis, permanent hair removal, with a licensed electrologist. Electrolysis is the only method approved by the FDA for permanent removal of unwanted hair. As the hair is treated regrowth is prevented rather than just removed temporarily. Only electrolysis provides both hair removal and hair elimination. Electrolysis is effective for ALL skin types, hair types, skin colors, hair colors, and areas of the body.

Based on a personal and confidential consultation, our electrologist will design a treatment plan that addresses your specific hair removal needs

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Am I A Good Candidate For Hair Removal?

You are a good candidate for hair removal if you are bothered by unwanted hair.

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Frequently Asked Questions

At what age can one start doing electrolysis?

Although there isn't a specific age that one can receive an electrolysis treatment we often treat those who are at least 13 years of age or older with a parent or guardians permission and in their company. 

Is electrolysis safe for all skin types?

Yes Electrolysis is safe for all skin types.  

What is electrolysis?

A small electric current is transmitted by a fine, sterile probe directly into the natural opening of the hair follicle. This current destroys the dermal papilla, the matrix and an area called “the bulge”, all of which cause hair to grow and regenerate. A tiny amount of electrical current is applied to destroy the hair growth cells.

The machine, an epilator, utilizes current timings of a thousandths of a second (less painful) rather than longer current times (more painful) of the past. Additionally, intensity settings can now be modulated to varying proportions.

There are three modalities, and we have all three available here. There is galvanic electrolysis which is a chemical reaction produced in the hair follicle to eliminate hair growth cells. Thermolysis (also called short-wave) produces heat to destroy the hair growth cells in the follicle. A higher intensity current can be applied for less time in the follicle or the current can be used at a lower intensity with longer timing. And a combination of the two methods called blend may be used, it combines galvanic current with thermolysis current resulting in the heating of the chemical reaction in the follicle destroying hair growth cells.

What does electrolysis feel like?

You will probably feel a momentary heat sensation or pinch. Discomfort is minimal for most people, but individual tolerances vary greatly. Keep in mind that some areas of the body are much less sensitive than others. We do also offer topical numbing in our office to improve your comfort during this treatment.

How long does an electrolysis treatment take?

Depending on the area you want cleared, it could be a few minutes for an appointment or an hour for a larger area. Most people who follow the recommended treatment plan can expect to be completed or nearly completed within 18 mos. Factors such as hair growth cycles, the quantity and structure of hair presented, previous use of temporary hair removal methods, heredity, hormone function, certain medications and stress influence the treatment program for each individual.

What can I expect after an electrolysis treatment?

Immediately following treatment, you may have temporary redness or tenderness, which varies with each individual. The latest technology has made electrolysis more comfortable and effective than ever before. There is very little risk of complication or serious skin irritation with electrolysis. For the first 24 hours following treatment it is best to avoid activity that could irritate hair follicles such as excessive sweating, tanning, and prolonged sun exposure or make-up application.