What is electolysis?
Electrolysis is permanent hair removal which requires a series of treatments. It was invented in1875 byDr.Charls Michel, an opthalmologist,in order to remove an ingrown eyelash.
How does it work??
A sterile disposable probe is inseted into the hair follicle, which is a natural opening in the skis, and a small amount of electrical current cauterizes and destroys the dermal papilla(the source of nurishment of the hair). Tweezers are used to slide the hair out without resistance.
What does it feel like?
You will feel a sensation of heat during the treatment. Some body parts are more sensitive than others, and tolerance varies from person to person. Prescribtion and non_prescription topical anesthetics may be used for those who feel the need.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments necessary will depand upon several factors including the amount of hair being treated, the growth cycles of hair , the pervious method of hair being treated, the growth cycles of hair, the previous method of hair removal used, heredity hormone function, and normal physiologic changes. Most clients will see permanent results in approximately one year to a year and a half when they follow the recommended treatment shedule.If the client has an underlying medical condition that causes excessive hair growth(hirsutism) it must be addressed for permanent results to be seen.
How often will I need a treatment?
That depends upon how much hair you have and how often you were removing with temporary methods of hair removal.
What are the benefits of electrolysis?
The number one benefit is that it is permanent! It can treat every color of skin and hair. It can sculpt eyebrows beautifully for women, and leave them natural but neat looking for men. Electrolysis can remove the fines of hairs, even the"peach fuzz" that many women complain about. The hair doesn't need to be a certain length or a full growth, it only need to be abobe the surface of the skin.