What is Electrolysis?
Electrolysis is the only method of permanent hair removal approved by the FDA for permanent hair removal. However it’s not a one shot deal, a series of treatments is required. Each client is a unique case and will require different ranges in their treatment time and frequency.
How Does it Work?
Using modern technology, skilled Electrologists will permanently remove unwanted hair from the face or body. This process utilizes a very fine sterile probe that is inserted into the hair follicle and a small amount of high frequency energy is applied. This procedure destroys the hair growth cells in the follicle tissue, so it can no longer produce hair, making it the Permanent Solution. This, however, is not a one shot deal but takes several treatments.
There are three types of electrolysis: Galvanic, Thermolysis and Blend.
Hairs are in different stages of growth, growing, resting and shedding therefore several treatments are required per hair to destroy it permanently.
Electrolysis has the best track record. Electrolysis has the best overall results, versus any other method for removing hair permanently.
Many different hair and skin types can benefit. Electrolysis doesn't target hair pigment (color) like laser, but destroys the follicle itself. People who have white, grey, blond or lighter colors of hair are able to have Electrolysis.
Distorted follicles and Electrolysis: Distorted follicles caused from previous waxing, tweezing, epilady or from just from having curly hair can make hair follicles distorted. This is no more difficult but adds a bit more time on to your treatments than does have a nice straight hair follicle.
A series of treatments are needed: A commitment to Electrolysis is required. It’s no good to start and stop. It will take for every. One step forward and one step back…
Scarring or discoloration: This would most likely to occur if Electrolysis is improperly done or if the client isn’t following proper pre and post treatment care
Cost and treatment time: Varies from person to person. A complimentary consultation will be able to give you and approximate guestimate of how long your treatment need to be, how often and duration. No one will be able to answer this over the phone. A complete consult is required.
Does Electrolysis Hurt?
Electrolysis is a sensation of heat or feels like a sting. Your tolerance varies daily depending upon how many coffees, menstrual cycle, stress and anxiety etc.
Shawna L. Pratt CPE.
Certified Professional Electrologist
Owner of Caldwell Place Clinic