Frequently Asked Questions
Does it hurt?
You will feel a slight pinching sensation that increases with higher levels of heat. Most people find it quite tolerable and some people have even fallen asleep during treatment.
How does electrolysis work?
Trained professionals permanently eliminate the growth cells of unwanted hair with short-wave, galvanic or the blend method. Treatments are safe and permanent.
Are there any reactions?
Your facial area may turn red for 1 to 1 1/2 hours after treatment then it will return to normal. Other parts of the body are most sensitive and may have more temporary reactions.
How many treatments does it take?
Just as everyone is individual, so are their treatments. It could take 6 months up to 2 years or more to complete treatments. The length of time it takes depends on what you have done previously to your hair, how much heat you can tolerate, how often you go for treatment, your skin type, location of your hair and the cause of your hair problem. As you get farther into treatments the hairs will be dying off so you can go longer between treatments and the treatment time will become shorter
Is it permanent?
Electrolysis is the only proven method of permanent hair removal.
What causes excess hair to grow?
Most often excess hair growth is genetic. Other causes can be hormonal, stress, side effects of medication or surgery, pregnancy and even your diet.
What areas of the body can be treated?
The most common areas are upper lip, chin, eyebrows, bikini lines, legs, underarms, hairline and other body areas. Your concerns can be discussed during your consultation.
Are there different types of electrolysis?
Yes! There are three forms.
- Galvanic was the first method of electrolysis invented. A current is used for breaking down the salt and water in the follicle to produce lye which destroys the papilla area. This method is time consuming in order to achieve the necessary action.
- Thermolysis which is also called short wave is a high frequency current(radio wave). The heat is usually delivered for a fraction of a second.
- Blend is a combination of both Thermolysis and Galvanic currents. Thermolysis speeds up the chemical reaction produced by Galvanic. Blend is slightly slower than Thermolysis but much quicker than Galvanic.
Is it safe?
Yes, with a trained professional it is completely safe. The medical profession recommends electrolysis with referrals from doctors.
Can I catch diseases from electrolysis?
Not if your electrologist is taking proper preventative measures. A sterile disposable filament is used for each treatment.